As a neurosurgery clinic nurse, I (intermittently) feel that same guilt for not being on the front lines. I don't delude myself for one second that my currently work-from-home butt, who sees a few in-person fresh post-ops one day weekly in clinic for suture/staple removal, is a hero nurse. And yet, the multiple patients I talk to from home daily, on the phone or through the electronic portal, need my nursing care. Although elective neurosurgery cases at my affiliated hospital have been canceled/postponed for weeks, we still regularly post urgent/emergent cases as we are a Level II trauma center. Even COVID-19 can't keep people from having strokes, falling and developing subdural hematomas, sustaining spinal fractures in accidents, etc. When patients and their families find themselves on the other side of neurosurgery, they often need a nurse to guide them through what comes next. I am proud to provide that support. I left acute care nearly 4 years ago after becoming pregnant with my son. I sought out ambulatory care to reduce risk to my child since I was an older first-time mom. Along the way, I think I found my niche in ambulatory care. My point is that ALL nurses have value. We are all REAL nurses. I have everything I need to do my job safely. I am fortunate. Yes, I may be adjusting to work from home (WFH) with a three-year-old used to full-time school whose school has been closed for a month. At least I get to be with my son. My fellow nurse colleagues actually on the COVID-19 frontlines do not have what they need. They did not "sign up for this". These nurses signed up to care for patients assuming they had everything they needed to do their jobs safely. Some of them have to quarantine away from their families or send their children away to keep them safe. I am fortunate.