Old Bridge Surgical Services & Nursing Management Team
Raritan Bay Medical Center
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 the Old Bridge Surgical Services & Nursing Management Team’s story.
“The courage to show up each day to fight the fight was unreal. We celebrated losses and successes together.”
Interview with Jacqueline Barber, BSN, RN, CEN:
Describe why you chose to become a nurse.
I was drawn to the science and art of nursing.
Describe your most rewarding day on the job.
When a plan comes together and the team realizes it can achieve more than they anticipated. When the patient has that true moment of understanding…that is pure satisfaction.
Describe your most challenging day on the job
The pandemic made it challenging to prepare for the unexpected; it’s then when you see the nurse rise to the occasion.
Do you have any nurse hacks or lessons learned in the field you would like to share with others?
Patience… there is no rush. Do not assume and get the whole story. Give yourself time to process then share. Ask the front liners…
What’s a favorite quote of yours?
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated.”
Anything else you’d like to share?
Nursing is the most rewarding and challenging profession. There are endless opportunities and adventures. You have many opportunities to teach, learn, share, and listen. Actions speak louder than words. A simple connection with a patient/family is a gift. We have the opportunity to collaborate, be creative, demonstrate compassion, and be courageous all in one day!
For those looking for a way to help others, is there a charity you suggest?
American Cancer Society
Thank you for all you do, Old Bridge Surgical Services & Nursing Management Team!
Thank you for helping us honor all of these wonderful nurses and the profession of nursing, Jacqueline. 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! Let’s also recognize the great work being done by the charities these nurses are championing, and encourage others to help if they can.
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We are honored to support our frontline teams and we are here to help you meet your challenges head on.
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