Crystal Pearson

2016 Crystal PearsonAs a RN Clinical Care Manager for a new Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) I get to work amongst nationally recognized physicians and cutting edged technology and research. I am intrigued by all of this and have found a love for oncology, my cancer patients have a special place in my heart. In all honesty, I have yet to find an area of nursing that I don’t love. I’m happiest when caring for my patients, no matter the task.
I became a nurse because of my compassion and love of caring for others. Though my journey started as a struggle, raising two children and obtaining my bachelor’s degree of nursing while coaching the kids’ sports and working, it has been an awesome endeavor! I have been so blessed to work in a variety of settings with some of the best doctors in the country doing what I love. None of this would have ever been possible without the love and support of my family and friends and my faith in God.
I feel lead to travel and provide care for underprivileged populations throughout our country and the world, but have been faced with financial and personal restraints. I feel that this opportunity to help others physically and spiritually is what I have been waiting for. I hope to spread the love of Christ while assisting my colleagues in restoring health and providing education to families. I feel that it is so important to lead by example. By dedicating time, energy, and love to others, I hope to show my teenagers, Madi and Connor, that no matter how much you grow or how successful you become, there is always a commitment to care for our fellow man. I feel that this will be a testament to them of how truly incredible the power of prayer, love and faith can help change the world, one person at a time. Kindness and compassion can make a world of difference, it has for me and I want to pay it forward in every way possible. I truly believe that showing others love and compassion can overcome any amount of hate going on in our world.