Featured Nurses

Cathlyn Robinson

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

“Truly, your ability to care for another in their greatest moment of need is in an emergency department. It’s about as real life as you get.”

Kimberly Russo

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

“My job is to look at a patient and say, ‘Is this patient going to die if I don’t intervene in the next ten minutes?”

Michelle Lyon

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Lexington, KY

“We put bandaids on a lot of the big issues that we can’t fix.”

Khay Douangdara

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Lexington, KY

“We give them temporary solutions, but there have to be other resources out there for ongoing care in the community.”

Karina Molina

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Lexington, KY

“We need to make it publicly known what is happening to nurses. We get kicked and punched and cussed at, and we’re expected to just keep a smile on our face.”

Jennifer Hanks

UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital
Dubuque, IA

“The only difference between me and you is that I’m on this side of the bed and you’re on that side.”

Galina Chavez

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Dallas, TX

“Everyday, you gotta be thankful. Look at the sky and say ‘what a beautiful morning.’ We’re lucky.”

Nancy Pitcock

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Dallas, TX

“Children are my focus. I feel like I’m helping them most, to be their voice.”

Deidre Heinrich

AirLink Critical Care
TransportBend, OR

“We’re probably the best thing that’s happened to them on their worst day.”

Rabih Saad

Acension St. John Hospital
Detroit, MI

“Everything you see in the news today, you get in this ER– the traumatic events, the gunshot wounds– you just have to be ready, on an everyday basis.”

Bonnie Platte

Ascension St. John Hospital
Detroit, MI

“You have to change your mindset that ‘I’m a mom, I’m a person’ to ‘I’m an evidence technician.'”

Sheryl Hurst

Ascension St. John Hospital
Detroit, MI

“We deal with diseases here at the hospital. We have antibiotics, we have treatment plans. With gun violence, what is the treatment plan?”

Mieneke Maher

University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

“You can have a baby born one minute, and a code come in the next minute. The whole spectrum from life to death. And everything in between.”

Travis Beebe-Woodard

University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

“There is no other place for them to turn, and so they come to us.”