Without Nurses the Doctors would have to do all the heavy, messy work and be the meanies giving the shots and poking fingers for blood. LOL.
A BIGTO all NURSES in my family, friends and readers for being there to hold our hands, help calm us, to encourage us, to comfort and calm our families and for just for being there and doing everything you do.
My daughter the Nurse reminded me of Nurses Week by telling me.. "You have to be nice to me". Okay so her Dad and I were nice and sent her a small edible bouquet of fruit. The little stinker. Of course it was delivered to her mid-afternoon when she was trying to sleep since she worked the night shift. Oops. Pamela works in postpartum, floats to the nursery and labor/delivery as needed. I'm gonna be in trouble for this silly picture but she doesn't always read my blogs anyway so she'll never know right? Shhhh
I'll also share this picture of her and her friend Spenser who have official started their new job at the Scott & White Hospital that's opening in August 2013 in College Station. Yes another silly picture and again I'll be in trouble if she ever reads my blog. Anyway the girls got to go on a tour of the hospital while it is under construction. They're both really excited their new job and the hospital. One of the perks....they'll be working the day shift. They will no longer have to live like Vampires, you know sleep during the day and be active after dark. LOL.
Right now they're doing orientation, going to classes and prepping for the opening. They'll be stocking the units and help with setting policy. Spenser works in the Nursery. Both of them get to go to Temple later this month and work for a couple of days to learn mother and baby care instead of just mother and just baby. Pamela has stayed on at College Station Med as a PRN where she works as needed at least 1-2 shifts a month.
She started back to school at Texas A&M Nursing school to get her RN to BSN. Already has her first report due and lots of homework. She is going to be a busy girl for the next year.
Then there's my little sister Jerri Lynn who works as a Nurse in Labor/Delivery, Postpartum and the Nursery. I think she goes where ever she's needed. She's up in northern Missouri. I know she has some other credentials but I'm not sure of all of them so I won't even try to tell you. And yes this is the mother of the groom from back in May. She went back to school while raising 4 kids to get her nursing degree. Well she started with 3 and ended with 4. ;o) She too is now in school like Pamela doing the RN to BSN courses.
I'm Proud of all her and Pamela's accomplishments and determination.
Then there is my niece Shelby B. also in Missouri who was just accepted to the University of Missouri St Louis College of Nursing. She currently works as a CNA. She just got back from China as part of a special program for 3 weeks. She was nominated for the Internationals Scholars Laureate Program nursing internship and was selected by the honor society Phi Theta Kappa for her academic achievements. Of course she had to raise funds to be able to afford to go and she did. She's one determined little gal. Not to mention full of energy and excitement. In her own words about China trip..
"What we will be basically doing over there is learning more about nursing from a different perspective (i.e. Chinese nursing). We will also get to experience a lot of their cultures by touring places such as the Great Wall, 2008 Summer Olympics Birds Nest Stadium, The Forbidden City, and all while learning about Chinese healthcare and medicine"
Wow Nurses everywhere.
Couldn't be prouder of all these girls dedication, accomplishments and determination.
So this ends my praising blog post of nurses and their dedication. Well okay this blog was primarily talking about all the nurses in my life but I know there are other Nurses out there and we all know at least one that deserves a Thank you.