About Stacey Gourdoux, APRN-BC
I was born in Phoenix and even as a little girl I knew I would be a nurse. My mother was a labor and delivery nurse and she loved what she did – her stories of patients and doctors was so exciting to me! The majority of my 27 yr. career has been spent as an ICU nurse and I felt that the technical aspect of that care was what I loved best. When I became a nurse practitioner, I discovered that I loved talking to patients and listening to what they had to tell me- that was a surprising discovery about myself.
What people don’t know about me is that I have a very dry sense of humor and I laugh often, though I look very serious most of the time. I love spending time outdoors, I run a few days a week, have a cabin up north where I can hike, kayak and get away from everything. I have a wonderful husband and 3 great, almost grown children. I also have 3 lovely dogs.
Finally, I believe that nursing is a calling and not just a job. I believe people are more than a diagnosis and part of what I do is to learn about the person so we can have a successful healthcare relationship. I believe in treating my patients like I would want my parents to be treated.