Dona Baker, MSN, RN, BC
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
Stories of Florence Nightingale’s compassion, bravery, and leadership have shaped modern nursing and influenced and inspired millions. As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth, we are honored to shine a light on today’s #NurseHeroes on the front lines by sharing some of their stories.
This is Dona’s story.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Describe why you chose to become a nurse
I became a nurse because I had a desire to help people when they are at their worst.
Describe your most rewarding day on the job
As a manager, I was able to help coordinate Organ Procurement on New Year’s Day this year. I was at home and I knew what time the patient was going to the OR and when I was told about the organs that were able to be procured and thought about how many lives would be impacted that New Years Day, I was humbled.
Describe your most challenging day on job
Lately the days have become challenging in dealing with the unknown during this pandemic.
Do you have any nurse hacks or lessons learned in the field you would like to share with others?
Keep an open mind and positive attitude.
What’s a favorite quote of yours?
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
For those looking for a way to help others, is there a charity you suggest?
The Alzheimer’s Association-Lost my dad 1/18/20 to this terrible disease.
Thank you for all you do, Dona!
Do you have a story to share?
While our team at ShiftWizard believes all nurses are heroes, we’d like to hear who you feel has gone above and beyond. Help us honor a fellow nurse or nurse leader whose actions have inspired others in these unprecedented times, and let’s celebrate nursing together!
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