Everything listed under: Year of the Nurse

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    Nurses take heroic measures during COVID-19

    As we continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse, there couldn’t be a better time to highlight the challenges the nursing staff is currently facing as they work each day to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy.“Keeping up with all the changes related to COVID-19 in LTC in itself is challenging but keeping COVID-19 out of the building, out of LTC and keeping residents and staff safe is one of the biggest challenges facing nursing today and one of the biggest challenges of my...  Read More...

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    Cassandra Everett blends passions in her work at Aberdeen Village

    For Cassandra Everett, licensed practical nurse, her role as medical records coordinator at Aberdeen Village blends her desire to care for others and to exercise the creative problem solving required of a businesswoman.“Growing up, I always liked to take care of people, but I wanted to be a businesswoman, too,” Cassandra said. “My dad was a teacher, and my mom was a nurse. I have many family members in the medical field, so you can say it’s in my blood.   Read More...

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    For Kaitlyn Potts, nursing begins with building relationships

    Registered nurse Kaitlyn Potts finds the most rewarding part of her work in the relationships that she’s been able to build. In her role as a medication aide nurse, she enjoys a good deal of interaction with residents. She appreciates the chance to get to know them on a personal level.“I really like the relationships,” she said.   Read More...

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    Director of nursing at Wichita Presbyterian Manor works with her ‘favorite population’ every day

    “In long-term care, we fall in love with your loved one,” said Susan Cross. “We didn’t know them before, but we do know them now and are honored for the opportunity to be a part of their lives and their family.”Susan joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in September 2018 as director of nursing. She previously was director of nursing for other senior living communities in the Wichita area.   Read More...

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    Jeanne Douglass looks back at long career in nursing

    When Jeanne Douglass got her first job in nursing, she was just 17 years old and was living in a small town in north-central Kansas. She had no official training, no experience. She just “needed a job.” Years later, as one of the community’s longest-serving assisted living nurses, Jeanne couldn’t be happier with how it has all worked out.“I love helping people, and I love the elderly,” said Jeanne.   Read More...