Tylenol Masters Award
When I reflect upon what my inner driving force is in life, it can be pinpointed to the tremendous amount of joy and fulfillment I experience when helping others. Since grade school, I had immersed myself in volunteer opportunities. Whether I was teaching kids at summer day camps or volunteering at a special-needs organization, it was the kind of work that resonated meaningfully with my values. Naturally, I was drawn to the profession of nursing as the professional standards aligned with my personal beliefs of who I strive to be — a person characterized by benevolence and compassion. This career is challenging yet rewarding, and I am grateful I can make a positive impact in one’s life. Labor and delivery can be one of the happiest milestones for a family, but it can also be one of the most devastating seasons for others. As a perinatal nurse, it is my honor and privilege to be part of one’s birth story and journey. How I care for patients in these vulnerable and intimate times will leave a permanent imprint in their memory. With this in mind, I strive to empower my patients and their families with unwavering kindness.