RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts

Karan Batts, a nurse in the PACU at UNC's Ambulatory Care Center, is also a ballroom dancer.

RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts
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For Karan Batts, ballroom dancing takes her out of her comfort zone, performing in front of a crowd.

Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Karan Batts, BSN will tell you she's shy.  But you wouldn't think that while interacting with her at the Post Operative Care Unit (PACU) of UNC's Ambulatory Care Center. Taking care of patients coming out of surgery requires a lot of thinking on your feet and staying on top of your game, and so does ballroom dancing.  Did you know that ballroom dancing actually makes you smarter?  There's a lot going on out there on the dance floor besides sparkly clothes and flashing lights; it's as much a mental activity as it is a physical one.  

For Batts, ballroom dancing takes her out of her comfort zone, performing in front of a crowd, many of them co-workers for UNC Health Care such as one of our previous real doctors, real people, Cindy Bulik (see if you can spot her in the video).  Batts says does it for the fun, and wants more people to experience the freedom of expression she has.  Whether you're up for dancing with the stars or not, be sure to watch this month's video with dancing nurse, Karan Batts!

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