What’s it like being a nurse here?

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Being an LPN at Abingdon Health & Rehab

My name is Cynthia Gamble and I am the Charge Nurse at Abingdon Health and Rehab. I have worked here for 2 years now and would like to share a little bit of my story:

Being a nurse used to be associated with the white starched dress uniform and cap. When you saw someone in that uniform, it meant purity, compassion and care. These days few people still wear white and even fewer wear dresses. Being a nurse has always meant more than just a piece of fabric. As a nurse, I get to determine what values I express on the job. Not only do I advocate for my patients, but I use my skills to serve them when they are at their most vulnerable. I do the best I can to care for my patients. Whether it is just giving a hug, a touch of my hand, an encouraging word, or just to listen to my patients, I am there for them.

Being a nurse is not only exercising your skills, helping your patients and fellow co-workers, but having compassion and a desire to do the job presented. It means being a helper to your colleagues, being unified as a team for the patients we serve. It means showing dignity to the patient and families during their time of need.  It means a lot to me to be part of the “positive” in someone’s day, and I make every effort by being friendly, by doing more than my share, and by appreciating someone who picks up some of my slack.

I revel in nursing. I am privileged to work in this environment. To me it is more than a profession, it is a calling, and one I am grateful to be able to be a part of.

On Behalf of Abingdon Health & Rehab, we want to personally thank Cynthia Gamble on everything she has done for our center.  She is a perfect example on what it means to be a nurse.  We couldn’t be happier to have her on our team!

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