Nurses Take Actions Which Bring Results
Today is the beginning of Nurses Week. Regardless of what day of the week it falls on, Nurses Week always begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Nightingale was a person of action. Here’s a quote from her: “I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”
“Actions which bring results” is an apt description of a nurse’s role.
At Mosaic, nurses are proactive in helping the people Mosaic supports stay in optimal health. They monitor more than a person’s vital signs—Mosaic looks at the whole person.
That’s the rewarding part, nurses tell me.
“It’s the opportunity to have one-to-one interaction with people where you get to help folks and develop a long-term relationship,” said Michelle Hainline, a Mosaic nurse in Illinois. “You know their ins and outs.
“It’s definitely challenging, but the rewards of seeing the difference you can make in someone’s life makes it worthwhile.”
Hainline has been working as a nurse with Mosaic for five years. She has worked in other settings, including intensive care, but discovered she enjoyed working with people with disabilities. When a job at Mosaic opened, she was happy to come on board.
“Mosaic is genuinely concerned about the people we serve,” Hainline said.
Sarah Henrich, a Mosaic nurse in Colorado, said she “kind of fell in love” with working with people with disabilities in her first job out of nursing school. She has never worked in any other nursing specialty.
“I like the people that I work with a lot,” she said. “I like doing long-term care, being able to work with people throughout their life, watching them grow and meet goals.
“This is a group that has a lot of love to give.”
Hainline and Henrich, along with dozens of other Mosaic nurses across the country, play a critical role in providing person-centered services. They are good examples of nurses taking “actions which bring results.”
Florence Nightingale would be pleased, I think.