HelenMarie “Candy” Hayden. MSN, FNP-C joined the MY DR NOW team in September, 2016. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is bilingual and bicultural. After working for the El Paso Emergency Medical services as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic, she received her Associates degree in Nursing from El Paso Community College. She has attended the University of Texas at El Paso, Brigham Young University Provo, Utah & Laie Hawaii campuses. She came to Arizona to pursue flight nursing in Flagstaff and then the Phoenix area in 1999.
While working in Emergency Departments and multiple critical care areas, she graduated from Grand Canyon University with a baccalaureate in nursing. Candy went on to receive her Master’s in Nursing at Grand Canyon University Summa Cum Laude and Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2011. She has continued to work in the Emergency and Urgent Care setting. Candy is an active member of her community and church. She enjoys time with her large extended family and visiting them across the country.
Her hobbies include scuba diving, maintaining her 125 gallon saltwater tank, playing with her dogs, crocheting, reading and spoiling her nieces, nephews,grandnieces and grandnephews. She is most at peace while on the beach, especially Hawaii.
Associates degree in Nursing from El Paso Community College
Grand Canyon University with a baccalaureate in nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2011
maintaining her 125 gallon saltwater tank
playing with her dogs
Spending time with family
Spending time on the beach