Meet our founder.
Meet our founder.
Diana Nelsen, RN BSN.
Born and raised in the beautiful Harz mountains of Germany, Diana Nelsen embarked on a remarkable journey in the nursing profession that has shaped her life in profound ways. From a young age, Diana felt a deep calling to make a difference in people’s lives, to provide them with not only medical care but also the knowledge and support necessary to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
After graduating from Nursing school in Nuremberg in 1993, Diana eagerly stepped into the healthcare arena with a burning ambition to help individuals facing injury and illness. She began her career in psychiatry, where she had the privilege of assisting people in overcoming their mental challenges and guiding them towards renewed self-worth and confidence. This experience ignited her passion for patient care, and she cherished every moment spent serving this resilient population.
However, life’s path is often filled with unexpected twists and turns. During her nursing school years, Diana had the pleasure of crossing paths with an incredible individual who would later become her husband. He served in the United States military, and as they forged a deep connection, they dreamed of a shared future filled with love and adventure and decided to settle in the United States. Back home, he was given educational opportunities to improve and advance his own personal development. They had intentions to return back to Germany, but fate, however, had different plans, and circumstances led them to build their lives in the United States permanently.
In July 1993, Diana arrived in Centreville, Virginia, filled with excitement and determination. Although her English skills were initially limited, she refused to let language barriers hinder her aspirations. Despite the challenges of communication, she applied to a local hospital and was grateful to be offered a position as an aide on the medical floor. Eager to continue her nursing journey, Diana worked tirelessly to pass the nursing exam in the United States, persevering through years of dedicated study and preparation.
In 2002, with unwavering perseverance, Diana proudly obtained her license as a registered nurse. She embarked on a new chapter of her career on a progressive care unit at a local hospital, providing attentive and compassionate care to patients in need. As their family grew and they relocated to Bristow, Virginia, she sought opportunities for personal and professional growth. Fueling her drive for knowledge and expanding her skill set, Diana completed a critical care course, enabling her to contribute her expertise in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting.
For over a decade, Diana worked tirelessly in critical care, lending her expertise and dedication to various hospitals. However, in 2017, she felt an undeniable calling to embark on a new career path—one that would allow her to provide personalized care in the comfort and familiarity of patients’ homes. Embracing this calling, she transitioned into the role of a home health nurse and seized the opportunity to become a case manager within a reputable home health agency.
As a case manager in home health, Diana has been fortunate to be part of an organization that shares her values and commitment to exceptional care. This role has afforded her numerous opportunities for growth, enabling her to continuously expand her knowledge, refine her skills, and deepen her connection with patients and their families. Each day, she is humbled and grateful for the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of those entrusted to her care.
Life is an ever-evolving tapestry of experiences, and Diana is grateful for the diverse path that has led her to where she is today. From her humble beginnings in a small town in Germany to the challenges and triumphs she has encountered as a nurse in the United States, every step has shaped her passion, resilience, and dedication to serving others. Moving forward, she remains committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and empowering individuals to embrace their well-being, one meaningful connection at a time.