Celebrating National Nurses Week: Meet Nurse Tiffany Curtice

In honor of National Nurse Week 2024, we’re celebrating the invaluable contributions of nurses by featuring an interview with Tiffany, a nurse from CU Medicine Vascular Surgery, who shares her inspiration for becoming a nurse and offers advice for aspiring nurses.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, an annual opportunity to honor the unwavering dedication and compassionate care provided by nurses across the nation. As we celebrate these healthcare heroes, we sat down with Tiffany, a nurse at CU Medicine Vascular Surgery - Aurora, to learn more about what inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

When asked what motivated her to become a nurse, Tiffany shared, “It found me when I was 19 years old.”

Tiffany needed a job and her mother encouraged her to visit a local nursing home. There she quickly learned as a CNA that she was very good at taking care of people.

After working with patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Tiffany decided to pursue a degree in nursing and fulfill her dream of becoming a registered nurse.


“My philosophy as a nurse is to treat people as I would like to be treated,” shares Tiffany. “I hope that when I’m older and in need of a nurse, I will be in the hands of someone like myself when I was younger working with older adults.”

When asked about what advice she has for someone considering a career in nursing, Tiffany encourages people to find what they love.

“My joy comes from taking care of people, and I believe that as a nurse you need to love what you do because it shows in your work,” she shares. 

Patient care is at the heart of CU Medicine Vascular Surgery – Aurora

Tiffany works alongside providers at CU Medicine’s vascular surgery location in Aurora, Colorado. There she assists with vascular procedures and cares for patients before, during and after their procedures.

Tiffany's passion for patient care shines through in her work every day. She believes that being a nurse is not just a job, but a calling. Her dedication to her patients is evident in the way she goes above and beyond to ensure they receive the best care possible. Whether it's holding a patient's hand during a procedure or taking the time to listen to their concerns, Tiffany always puts her patients first.


Working in the fast-paced environment of a vascular surgery clinic can be challenging, but Tiffany thrives in this setting. She enjoys the variety of cases she sees and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled providers. She is constantly learning and growing in her role and she credits her colleagues for their support and guidance.

“Something I really love is that everyone works together at this clinic. It’s truly inspiring how much time and attention the physicians take with each patient,” shares Tiffany.

Tiffany has worked at CU Medicine Vascular Surgery – Aurora for a year and a half and looks forward to many more years at CU Medicine.

CU Medicine Vascular Surgery – Aurora is a convenient one-stop clinic for advanced, comprehensive vascular care. This clinic offers board-certified vascular surgeons trained in the latest technologies to provide unparalleled vascular care with the ease and convenience of a neighborhood outpatient clinic. Learn more or schedule an appointment here.

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This post was originally posted on 4/26/2024