I'm a contract nurse working at the VA hospital. Recently the unit I work on had the opportunity to recognized a nurse to B. This person is a male, who until recently was a high school student. He has volunteered for most of high school weekends on this unit. Just prior to graduation he became a CNA, and plans to go on to nursing school this fall.
He is a very hard worker, who always volunteers to help others on this unit. I have been on the receiving end of his generously, and greatly appreciated his maturity, caring, and calm demeanor.
So we all decided to show him our graditude by giving him a pot luck, and buying him some graduation gifts.
We got a stethoscope trimed in gold, and two uniform tops. The evening shift gave him a sizeable money card, and we got a card, that looked like a certificate praising his accomplishments on the unit. Believe me he was totally bowled over by our small tributes to him!
He is learning his role as a CNA by working side by side with another nurse. He has the potential to make an excellent caregiver, and we're lucky to have him! His assignments are carefully made so as not to overwhelm him, as we want him to love coming to work, not dread it!
He will be going to UW this fall, and he has been given a set schedule with his choice of days off.
Not all older nurses eat their young...some are grateful someone wants to follow us!
Jun 28, '01
You guys did a great thing.
We need good nurses in our profession and, your unit has found a way to contribute to the vast nursing shortage. keep it up it sounds like its working.
I was proven wrong this am there are nurses out there that do care about there coworkers!!!
Last edit by theboss on Jun 28, '01