Nurses are one of the professions that I respect the most. It’s a profession that not only takes knowledge but also a heart full of compassion. I have been blessed to have met many extraordinary nurses in my life. My great grandmother, Nana, was a fabulous nurse. Despite being a single mom back in the 1930s, she still managed to put herself through nursing school and to have a very successful career as a nurse.
I have to say the most amazing nurse I have ever met was my nurse Lori! She was the nurse that helped deliver my youngest daughter, Bayla. Lori was the floor nurse at the hospital that I was delivery at. She and I had never met before, yet she gave me the most outstanding level of care I have ever received.
There were several times that I was left alone in the labor room, and even though it wasn’t her job to be there she was there for me the whole time. Lori was kind and considerate, and she also wasn’t afraid to help me make my birthing experience the best possible; even if it meant standing up to my doctor.
Lori made the difference between a wonderful, uncomplicated delivery and one that would require a lot more pain and recovery time. She was there all day with me, all 12 hours of my labor, and was even telling me I “had” to have this baby before her shift was up! (We made that deadline by 10 minutes) You could tell she really loved what she did, and that each and every patient was important to her. It’s nurses like Lori that make other nurses proud!
Do you know an amazing nurse? Johnson and Johnson is sponsoring the “Amazing Nurses Contest.” If you have a nurse that has changed your life, please take the time to nominate for this amazing program! The winning amazing nurse will receive a trip to 2012 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in Los Angeles, plus receive a profile on Nursing Notes on the Johnson and Johnson profile. Have a nurse in mind? Make sure to take the time to thank them by nominating them for this great award!
Eligible nurses must be a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse who currently work directly with patients.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate