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Traveling nurses fill important role

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

I am new to traveling nurses. I recently opened my home to a traveling nurse. After only a short time, this nurse, who is very pleasant and passionate about her work, has shared very disturbing news. She has found some nurses at Vidant rude, dismissive and very judgmental without even knowing her.

This does not surprise me as I have heard how unhappy many nurses are at Vidant. This should not go on without a thorough look at those in charge who themselves seem to be guilty.

Traveling nurses serve an important place in our hospitals. News headlines constantly speak of the need for qualified nurses. But when one comes in, he or she is judged because she is "a traveling nurse."

I don't understand why anyone in a career of service as important as nursing could be judgmental of another. I know how hard all nurses worked to get their degree and employment. They are important to us all! But judging another has no place in an institution committed to service.

I hope those choosing to comment on the place of a traveling nurse first take a look at themselves. A little kindness goes a long way in the workplace, and makes it better for all involved, including the patient!

Martha Selby

Greenville

 

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