Jeannie Buckley lives and breathes the life of a nurse. She cares for each of her patients as if they were one of her own children, addressing every need of the child and family. She recently took on the responsibility of the care of a complex child, which is not unusual. However, this child required a complex skill that is not the standard of care on her unit. She took it upon herself to learn the skill and become the “superuser”. She came in for extras so that the care could be rendered and on her days off came in to teach the nurses who had not previously cared for the patient, shadowing them throughout the day until they became proficient. The needs of the child were all that she thought about.
She truly looks at each child in a holistic manner, assessing what other needs beside medical care need to be meet. She comes in on her days off to decorate the unit and in her spare time makes specialty pillows for each child on the unit using her own funds.