Janice Neff, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
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 Janice’s story.
“Janice collaborated with others in the organization to reach out to a local university to create face shields and CAPR lenses on their 3D printers so a supply was delivered to the frontlines, daily.”
Describe why you chose to become a nurse
Being able to help others during a health crisis is deeply satisfying to me – I can’t imagine doing anything else and I’m so grateful for the privilege.
Describe your most rewarding day on the job
Creating a successful plan to solve a problem in our healthcare system – I love problem solving. One of my most rewarding days is when I schedule time to shadow direct care nurses – seeing the care and compassion they bring to work every single day is inspiring. And if I can make their job easier by removing even a small barrier, it’s a red letter day!
Describe your most challenging day on job
Keeping pace with changes in healthcare must always include taking the time to validate issues and problem solve with frontline nurses. Forgetting to do that makes my job more challenging because thinking I know a solution without their input and expertise almost certainly fails.
Do you have any nurse hacks or lessons learned in the field you would like to share with others?
Providing hope is one of the most priceless gifts that nurses can cultivate. It doesn’t mean sympathizing; it’s helping others to find the courage and strength within themselves to move beyond despair.
What’s a favorite quote of yours?
Don’t stop until you’re proud” – Author unknown
For those looking for a way to help others, is there a charity you suggest?
WakeMed Foundation – I believe wholeheartedly in the work of WakeMed to help the community – I wouldn’t work anywhere else
Thank you for all you do, Janice!
Thank you for helping us honor Janice and the profession of nursing, Jill. We salute you!
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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