Brittany Dykes – Lafayette, Louisiana
Brittany Dykes was born in Lafayette, LA and was raised in Hammond, LA. During her childhood and teenage years, Brittany developed a passion for caring for children and desired to one day become a nurse. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University, and then moved back to Lafayette. After graduation, she immediately started working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Unit. She cared for children with a variety of healthcare needs in the Pediatric Unit, ranging from oncology to general surgeries, and served as a charge nurse and preceptor. Two years later, she went on to pursue a degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While pursuing her Masters degree, Brittany was a Pediatric Clinical Instructor for the undergraduate nursing program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and she transitioned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Women’s and Children’s. In December 2021, she received a Master of Science in Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner.
In addition to her passion for nursing and pediatrics, Brittany also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two cats, Sol and Luna. She enjoys spending time watching Friends or Big Bang Theory, hiking, playing board games, and partaking in artistic activities.