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 Tiffany’s story.
“This has been a difficult time for nurses as a whole. Families can’t spend time with their loved ones.”
Describe why you chose to become a nurse
My dad had a massive heart attack at 40 years old. He had a 3V CABG and the people that cared for him saved his life. 20 years later he’s still there for me being the best dad I could ask for. I’m eternally grateful for everyone that took care of him and for these past 20 years of time I’ve had with him.
Describe your most rewarding day on the job
Just a day when I got a really sick admission, identifying the problem alongside the doctor, rushing them to surgery and seeing them come back in much better shape. When the doctor rounded and asked what they needed the patient pointed to me and said, “No, she’s got me.” That patient trusted me so much and told me that they would never forget me.
Describe your most challenging day on job
When no matter what I do or how hard I try, patients aren’t getting better.
Do you have any nurse hacks or lessons learned in the field you would like to share with others?
Not really a hack but as nurses with to-do lists that are a mile long, I think people try to multitask too much. Maybe we’re logging into the computer in the room not looking at our patient when we’re talking to them. I think just really looking your patients in the eye when you speak to them helps you connect with your patient so much more than looking at your screen while distractedly responding while looking at your charts.
For those looking for a way to help others, is there a charity you suggest?
Thank you for all you do, Tiffany!
Thank you for helping us honor Tiffany and the profession of nursing, Patty. 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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