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An Interview with Judy King, RN

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In celebration of Oncology Nursing Month, we interviewed nurses on staff at eviti, Inc. to learn more about their role within the company and why they do what they do.

Judy King, RN
Knowledge Base Manager

How long have you been a nurse?
42 years

Why did you become a nurse?
I have always had a caregiver disposition. Additionally, when I was high school to college age, women were not entering many professions outside of teaching, nursing and homemaking. Although my dad always told me I could be anything that I wanted to be, after one year of general college studies, I felt a calling to nursing and entered nursing school.

What is your role at eviti, Inc.?
I am part of the knowledge base team that is responsible for curating the regimen library. Whether it is building new regimens, updating existing regimens or annually reviewing regimens, my work cannot be successful without outstanding team members.

How does your role at eviti impact patients differently than working with patients in the clinical setting?
Adding regimens to the library that we know are evidence based means that the patients can be assured they are receiving the highest quality chemo regimen for their disease. Making sure that we include supportive care drugs in each regimen helps me to know that the patient will have the needed support to complete the regimens with a minimum of side effects.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Curating the library with the most outstanding nurses with whom I’ve ever worked.

How has nursing changed over the last 10 years?
Before coming to eviti three years ago, I was in research as a clinical coordinator. Even during my time in research, I saw clinical nursing changing from bedside hands-on care to a patient management model with an emphasis on the whole patient.

What advice do you have for others who are considering becoming a nurse?
Consider your disposition and understand that this profession is one of constant giving and caretaking. It can be overwhelming and tiresome at times, but the rewards are great.