Developing a Plan
For Her Patients
An innate desire to care for others led Kaci Floyd to a career in nursing, but she’s found her true passion working in pediatrics. “I am blessed to be given the responsibility and opportunity to come to work with pediatric patients and their families,” says Floyd, who treats a number of chronic pediatric urologic conditions, including urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, recurrent urinary tract infections, and vesicoureteral reflux. “As a mom, I know firsthand the stress and anxiety that comes with having a sick child or a child with chronic conditions,” she adds. “My message to all parents is that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed, it’s okay to ask questions, it’s okay to advocate, and it’s okay to ask for help.”
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN
Family Nurse Practitioner
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Member, American Urological Association
Member, Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
1. Can you tell us a little bit about your profession?
As a family nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric urology, I provide comprehensive urologic assessments and develop treatment plans for children in both the hospital and outpatient settings.
2. What do you love most about your profession?
I love that my profession uses all of me – my intellect, compassion, critical thinking skills, but most of all I love the patients. I am continually inspired by the resilience, strength, and bravery of pediatric patients.
3. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
My happiest professional moments are truly defined by the success stories of my patients. Having the opportunity and ability to make even the smallest difference in the lives of my patients is humbling and far exceeds any award or accolade.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
My ability to express compassion and empathy helps me gain trust and subsequently build those long-term patient relationships that, for some, last forever.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your patients?
I strive to provide high-quality, individualized care for my patients while taking into consideration they each have their own unique background with different values, goals, challenges, and interests.