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Lets Celebrate!!

Updated: May 9, 2023


It is Nurse's Week...what does that mean to you? For me it means celebrating the people that I get to work with every day, the nurses that made me a nurse, and the special bond that you share after a difficult and emotional day. Nurses are a family that include the annoying little sister who wants to follow you around to all the traumas, the big brother that has a 14g IV in his scrub pocket for the just in case, the mom that sometimes could be the helicopter charge or the you are adults figure it out charge mom, and sometimes the creepy uncle in the form of the older doctor that is super nice but may need to retire soon. There is a common theme amongst all ED nurses, we show up and we are all capable of doing hard things. We put our differences aside to take care of the critically ill. A bystander will look at the trauma bays and witness extreme chaos, the people inside are performing a well-orchestrated dance comprised of many skills.

I am extremely biased; I have never been anything but an ED nurse. I did not earn my stripes in Med Surg. I was fortunate enough to have my first job in a large ED, one of the busiest in the city I started in. I have worked alongside some of the best people I have ever met, that just happen to be nurses. I love everything about my career, even the hard days because those are the ones that bring us closer together.

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