Mildred Riddick, RN, BSN, a Registered Nurse who is retired from practice

Get to know Registered Nurse, Mildred Riddick, who served patients in the State of Delaware.

Mildred is a registered nurse who is retired from practice. She thanks God for the opportunity to have had such a wonderful career where she was able to touch so many lives. 

During her active years, she precepted for incoming nurses in the intensive care unit and taught basic nursing lab work. She was affiliated with Bayhealth – central and southern Delaware’s largest healthcare system with more than 3,700 employees and a medical staff of more than 400 physicians. Bayhealth is comprised of Bayhealth Hospital – Kent Campus, Bayhealth Hospital – Sussex Campus, the freestanding Emergency Department in Smyrna, as well as numerous satellite facilities and employed physician practices encompassing a variety of specialties. 

Throughout her academic career, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware in 1984. After she graduated, she spoke to one of the first graduating classes at Delaware State University. 

With a genuine love of people and caring for them, Mildred worked very hard to get through nursing school due to her health problems and her fear of test taking. However, she had many people in her life who believed in her and wouldn’t let her give up, especially her father, who always encouraged her and supported her. Her mother was the one who suggested that she become a nurse and at 38 years old, she finally did. 

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

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