Doreen Kasten, RN
Clinical Nurse, Pediatrics
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
Having a child that I have taken care of come up to me at a sports event and give me a hug. I love seeing the children when they are healthy and in their own element.
What about your job/work inspires you?
I love working with the families. Caring for children means caring for the entire family. I work nights and I totally love it when I am told that a family finally got a good night's sleep.
What do you like best about your department?
I work with the best team. My nurse colleagues vary in age and experience. It is wonderful to watch and help them grow in knowledge and confidence. I enjoy the exchanges between physicians and nurses. The pediatricians are a great group. I also like that we have such a wide array of diagnoses and that makes each shift interesting in its own way.