Nurses appreciation week celebration


This week is national nurses’ week…

A time to acknowledge the work of dedicated nurses, nursing assistants, and c-n-a’s.

Fox first news at nine’s Zach Prelutsky introduces us to one local nurse and explains why the job is more than what you might think it is…

Goodie Jobe has been a registered nurse at mayo clinic health system Franciscan healthcare for the past three years

It all kind of started when we had our first son, we had him 16 years ago.  He has down syndrome, so I stayed home for 12 years with him and when it was time for me to go back to work I wanted to do something meaningful cause the nurses were awesome with him

A celebration in la Crosse is honoring more than 12-hundred nurses across the mayo clinic system…

I just love my co-workers.  I know I can depend on them, if I need help with anything I hardly have to ask they just can tell I need help.  They’re always there for me

Nurses can come from different countries, backgrounds or ages.  But they all have similar traits that help them thrive in the profession

To be a great nurse, I think it’s being compassionate, it’s having empathy.  It’s being there to serve our patients and to help them work through the difficulties of the health issues they’re having at this point

But the job also requires much more.

Nurses do a lot of things that we don’t see as it relates to things that aren’t really glamorous.  And that could be the documentation that they’re doing constantly, working on supplies, they’re working on lots of committees to really improve our organization

For Jobe…who moved to the u-s from Norway more than 20 years ago…

She says the most rewarding part of the job is watching her patients walk out of the hospital in better shape than when they arrived…

…and the hardest part is when they can’t…

Most people might not realize how emotionally involved nurses do get with their patients.  You know you don’t clock out and stop thinking about some patients, they stick with you

In la Crosse…Zach Prelutsky…first news at nine

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