Rounding out our Nurses Month recognitions is Dalton McCrary. Dalton is a native North Carolinian who is proudly serving her community as a nurse with RHA’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team in Asheville, NC. Dalton’s path to nursing was less direct than some, but she eventually found her passion for behavioral health nursing.
Dalton serves people who have severe and persistent mental illness and finds it rewarding helping them succeed and live more fulfilling lives. She feels that to be a good nurse you need to have compassion. She believes you also need to be open to new experiences and continued learning! Her advice for someone interested in becoming a nurse is to be open to various forms of nursing since there are so many fields of study.
When Dalton is not working, she loves getting out into the great outdoors by biking and taking her dog Albert for hikes. She also enjoys cooking and reading. Thank you, Dalton, for your dedication to the nursing field!