Part of a series: COVID-19 — Nurses’ Notes from the Front Line

by Gema B.

My family knew that a vocation requiring patience and compassion suited me. That’s why, at their urging, I became a Nurse 32 years ago. It was the right choice.

Nursing is healing.

But over my…

Part of a series: COVID-19 — Nurses’ Notes from the Front Line

by Stephanie Smith, RN

I’ve worked in the ICU at St. Joe’s hospital in Burbank, California, for more than four years. The ICU is everything I love about nursing.

I decided I wanted to be a Nurse after…

Part of a series: COVID-19 — Nurses’ Notes from the Front Line

by Karen Ballentyne, RN

Since the pandemic hit my hospital, I can’t shake the feeling that rather than approaching it with good, collaborative crisis planning, management is simply “trying things out” over and over again. …

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