Friday, May 6, 2011

Give love to a nurse...


Happy Nurses' Week, everybody!!!

For my fellow nurses, I was assigned to help make cards for all the staff in three units. This card was not my design but my assistant manager's, but I did suggest stamping Nursing images from The Greeting Farm. Because of the massive amount of cards three people had to make, I also pointed out that leaving them uncolored would be fine.

My ANM picked the papers and punched out an oval. Another nurse, Luzelle, hand-wrote the sentiment. I was in charge of stamping half of the images including those of the male nurses (here, I picked Oh Boy! Ian, who looks the closest to wearing scrubs :)).

I got to about three cards with Cheeky Nurse when I realized that she may not be suitable for a professional environment. She is cute but those stockings are not ideal for my job and I do not want to get into trouble. I will probably ask for those to be given to me and a couple of close friends who will not be offended.

I think that the simplicity of the cards are very attractive, and I love the clean lines.

Can I just tell you that I am very happy at my job? The last couple of weeks, I have felt fulfilled. Challenged. We are almost two years into being the solid organ transplant unit, and I am finally feeling comfortable about taking care of the patients and families. There are days when it is just so busy that I feel horrible at the end of the day because I knew that I couldn't give my 100% attention and care to a certain little patient. But now, I feel that I did my best and am given thanks by families who felt the same.

And there is a boost of morale from the big guns as well. It's always nice to feel appreciated by management.

There are some days when I wish that all I do is stamp and take photos and make lay-outs all day. But I feel very blessed to have a job that helps people and allows me to take on many hobbies as well.

Anyway, enough with the corny stuff already! Did I tell you that one of my nicknames in high school was Corny Corinne??



yyam said...

These are cute! It's great that you feel fulfilled in your job! Cheers to all the hardworking nurses!!!

jo said...

i love our nurse week cards! Thanks so much for making them with Kat & Luzelle. Simple, but I thought they were perfect. :)