Being a nurse can mean long days and hard work, but the personal reward of caring for others is immense. Recognition for that work can make being in this profession even more rewarding.
At South University, Richmond, the efforts and caring of our students and graduates is exceptional, and recently both their patients and members of the current healthcare community have been taking notice.
For example, this May, pending Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate Amy Rankin of South University, Richmond was selected for a DAISY Award, an award selected by patients to honor extraordinary nursing care.
Another pending BSN graduate, Morgan Woody, went above and beyond at her preceptor side. Her preceptor, Aimee Morris, shared with us the following:
“Morgan helped the patients back to their rooms, placed them back on monitors, and rounded on every single patient. She didn’t even need to be asked to help, she just did it. She stepped up with confidence and helped us out tremendously! She is a huge help every day that she is here, but today she is definitely a rock star! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist her in her clinicals. She will make an excellent nurse!”
A third pending BSN graduate Corina Nuckols has already secured a position after graduation and her future employer Cynthia Newsome wrote to her to say:
“Trish was just blown away by you on Saturday. She came back here to the offices and shared with Karen and myself what an amazing clinician you are! She was just amazed that you were pretty much taking care of the patients with minimal assistance. I just wanted to share this with you so you know that, no matter how difficult these last weeks are, this is your Calling and you are going to be AMAZING!”
We are so proud of these BSN students for receiving such praise and for all of our dedicated, passionate student nurses who have so much to offer the Richmond community and beyond