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Austin nurse one of 20 honored by Texas Nurses Association



Austin nurse Ana Drummond has spent the last year going from hospital to hospital helping to take care of COVID-19 patients. A decade ago, she was an accountant.

“I had 4 kids at the time…my youngest was like one when I decided to go back to school,” said Drummond. “My father-in-law passed away and it made me rethink life a little bit, and I decided I wanted to do something I felt was meaningful.”

After graduating from nursing school in 2013, she got a job working with adult patients at Ascension Seton, before moving to Dell Children’s Medical Center to work as a pediatric nurse.

But when the pandemic hit, the number of patients at Dell Children’s decreased. Some nurses there were paid to stay home. Meanwhile, other hospitals were overwhelmed.