After receiving more than twenty special nursing moment submissions for our National Nurses Week contest, we randomly selected one lucky winner to receive a $100 SpaFinder gift certificate. And the winner is…
Check out Tina’s special nursing moment below:
My most memorable nursing moment happened very early in my career. I have only been a nurse for about a month, and every time I think about this particular patient, I still smile!! I was working on a Med-Surg. unit and this gentleman was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. He was kind and thoughtful, but just too quiet! I know this sounds strange fellow nurses, but you know what I mean when someone is too quiet. During morning rounds I sat with him and talked and let him know that whatever he needed, if he was in pain, whatever he needed, I was there to help. He smiled and thanked me for my time, and did not want to take up much of my time. He felt I had more ” sicker people” to take care of. We both laughed and I explained to him that yes there are other people who were ill, but his care was just as important to me, and he started expressing himself. This was such a valuable experience for me and it helped to create how I treat my patients. When he was finally discharged, we both cried and hugged! My lesson to my fellow nurses is, I know our jobs are very demanding, but if you take a little time to go that extra mile, not only will your patients be rewarded, but so will you!!! Thank you all my fellow nurses for all the love and respect that you give to other each day!!
Thank you to everyone who shared their special nursing moments! We at Soliant Health truly appreciate all of your hard work (and TLC). Here’s to celebrating our nurses all year long!