Celebrating our Fabulous 50 Nurses

TMC proudly recognizes five of its own among Tucson’s Fab 50 nurses – and the Most Inspirational Mentor of the Year, all designated by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation.

The week of May 1 – 5, in honor of Nurses Week, we will be featuring one of our five Fabulous 50 Nurses each day.

The Tucson Nurses Week Foundation celebrates each year with city-wide activities honoring the community’s dedicated nursing professionals. The event kicks off with the annual Showcase of Tucson Nurses education conference and Healthy Fair on Friday, May 5. Then on Saturday evening, May 6, the community gathers for the Fab 50 Nurses Gala. All events will be held this year at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr.

Cynthia Carsten, Manager, Emergency Department

Destined to be a nurse

In a family filled with firefighters and paramedics, Cynthia Carsten seemed destined to enter the field. She went through the written and physical exams and many ride-alongs — but in the end, she loved the medical aspect of the job.

Carsten became a nurse who found herself most at home in the sometimes-hectic environment of the emergency department.

“I love the organized chaos that is the daily routine,” she said. “This is my home, where we all work together to give the best possible care in challenging situations. There is a camaraderie and adaptive teamwork that requires exceptional communication.”

After four years at TMC, Carsten is now manager of patient care services in the Emergency Department. Whether she is working directly with patients or assisting staff with day-to-day operations, she appreciates the opportunity to serve the patients at TMC.

“We need to be lifelong learners,” Carsten said, “and I learn more and more every single day.”

Please join us in congratulating Cynthia for this well-deserved honor.


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