Each week during Nurses Month 2020, we asked you a question. Here are some of your answers!
“I'm nursing faculty. We had to switch from teaching face-to-face on campus to distance learning, which I had never done. Even though it has taken some getting used to, I will be more valuable when we come out on the other side and finish my EdD. I'll have that online experience in my pocket.”
“The first patient you lose will be with you forever. Some managers use your talents to help you move in your career. Listen and others will teach you. They may be patients or colleagues. Listen and recall. Engage with your patients. Smile and be kind. Your actions and kindness will not be forgotten.”
“Being asked to provide excellence with inadequate resources.”
“Missing family events because I was working.”
“Seeing my growth and caring for my patients. I love what I do and I do what I do cause I love helping others.”
“Seeing my former students succeed and continue their nursing education.”
“When nurses I oriented to the ER tell me 'I learned so much from you. You are a great teacher.'”
“Leaving my shift and knowing, that I made a difference.”
“As a clinical nurse educator, COVID-19 has indeed made me more resilient and innovative in the sense that it pushed me to develop more innovative ways of training nurses in the clinical area while upholding infection prevention and control standards and ensuring staff and patient safety.”
Thank you for your thoughts and comments. Have something to add? Please leave a comment!