By Caroline Womble
If you have ever been in a doctor’s office or in a hospital you have seen busy nurses running around making sure everything is right for the doctor. But what exactly does it take to be a nurse?
“I attended Carolina University and got my communication degree before I decided to become a nurse,” says Stacey Holder, a Registered Nurse at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
“But nursing school at Sandhills community college was the hardest schooling I had to do.”
Holder went to nursing school for two years and now works three 12-hour days in the coronary care unit.
Although, nursing is about making sure everything is ready for when the doctor comes in, it takes a lot of patience and compassion.
If you have ever been in a situation where you had to be hospitalized you know that you see the nurse more than you see the doctor.
“Sometimes the patients and their families think we should know the answer to all their questions,” says Jennifer Brabant, also a Registered Nurse at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
“We are the ones who see them the most, but really some questions only the doctor can answer.”
Nurses work long days and are on their feet most of time, then many come home to a family they have to take care of at the end of the day.
Brabant has two kids and a husband but says, “I wouldn’t change my job for anything. I get to help people and then get days off to spend time with my family, It does not get much better than that.”
The next time you are somewhere and you see nurses running around, remember that they worked hard to get there and they are still working hard to make sure everyone is being taking care of.