Elisabeth Craig, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPN

Grew up: In a small village of 740 people in Alsace, France

Joined Mission Hospice: June 2015

What led me to Mission Hospice: While I was pursuing my BSN, my End of Life and Palliative professor told me I was a natural at it, and should become a Hospice nurse. All my nursing teachers had discouraged me from it by directing me to hospital nursing first. Following the advice of my professor, I trained to be a Hospice Care Volunteer, then trained in Vigil care. Finally, I was lucky to enter an Ambulatory Nursing program internship, where I met Bethany who was interning with Mission Hospice – and I applied to a nursing job here. I was accepted for an after-hours position, but on my first day I was offered a full-time daytime position – this was one of the most amazing days!

Mission Hospice in three words: Service, care, community

Passions: Running, swimming, hiking, cooking, traveling, gardening, reading, Humanities studies, museums and visual arts – and many more

Reading: Stephen Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”

Desert island album: Mozart’s Requiem by Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Favorite food: fruit

Little known fact: I am going through my bucket list of places to see in the world

Favorite movie: “Wings of Desire,” Wim Wenders

More about me: My first career was as a preschool teacher, both in France and the US.