I have never witnessed someone who has a level of dedication that Nikki has to her job and her patients. During her shift, she would tirelessly ensure that her patients’ needs were met in a timely manner and would even jump in to help other staff whenever she could. My sister and I watched her form a connection with my father which not only meant a lot to him but to us also. Our father is critically ill due to a sepsis infection which was identified as staph and is not able to fight it off due to a weakened immune system. This was brought on by being treated for cancer with chemo and radiation. Nikki worked to ensure that he was given pain medication on a very specific schedule and would even take time to feed him if my sister or I weren't present. Nikki epitomizes skillful and compassionate care. I know that being a nurse is a very demanding and sometimes thankless job, but I can unequivocally state that the level of service and compassion that she showed my father and us was above and beyond what we ever expected. We lost our mother a month ago and now we are in the process of losing our father which made for a very emotional time for our family. We felt that Nikki became part of our extended family and for that, we are eternally grateful.