The next outstanding RHA nurse we’d like to highlight during Nurses Month is Angie Norville. Angie is a career nurse who currently serves as behavioral health program manager at RHA’s Foothills Regional Treatment Center program in Lenoir, NC.
Angie was born with a congenital birth defect and spent a lot of time in the hospital throughout her childhood. The care she received during that time inspired her to enter nursing.
Angie believes that passion is one of the most important qualities of a nurse. She says, “We can teach many things in life, but I do not believe passion is teachable. A good nurse must always be determined and tenacious as well.”
While working as a nurse in detox and crisis services can be challenging, Angie finds it very rewarding when the people she supports grow and change their lives for the better. To get them to the next level, Angie says, “you have to meet them where they are.” She also notes that it is important to understand what people need to improve and be an active listener.
Angie’s advice for someone entering nursing is, “have a calling for nursing and if you do, get ready to work!” Nursing can be demanding, but it is also a very diverse field that offers many different career paths.
During Angie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She also has a huge heart when it comes to rescue animals. She is the loving “fur parent” of two dogs and three cats. Congratulations Angie and thank you!