Annie Urbay, has been working several years as EMT for the ER, she has recently become an RN. She was awesome as EMT and now that she is in RN, she is someone to look up to despite her considerable infancy in the nursing profession. I always regard her as an inspiration when it comes to working in the ER. Thinking about it, I consider myself above average and I am regarded as senior staff by my peers but somehow I feel ineffectual when Annie is around. She is far from intimidating but she delivers nursing care with so much sincerity and empathy that none of her patients would think she is a newbie.
Annie stands out from the rest rookies and experienced staff in the ER because her passion abounds in all that she does. Her genuine enthusiasm to become a better nurse shows in her eagerness to learn and by being positive in learning opportunities that comes her way. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s really shoved into her face, but still views the opportunity as a learning experience and the chance to make a difference to a patient. Her infectious zeal to excel enables her to deliver nursing care with artful grace that most oftentimes I just watch how she does her procedures so I can look “professional” when I carry out my own orders. Being a relatively new nurse doesn’t hinder her from a masterful implementation of pediatric nursing care, she looks up stuff she does not know about, practices her skills and often seeks the advice of senior staff in an effort to make her a better practitioner to conform to the high standards that she set for herself.
Not only are the patients fortunate in having her as nurse, her co-workers are always thankful when she is around, she gets the mission accomplished efficiently and more importantly she makes the working environment fun and stimulating. When Annie is around not only are the patients and their families smiling from satisfaction, but the staff is smiling as well because Annie makes us feel good and safe. At the back of my mind I think “Even if we had the busiest night of all, we will be ok because Annie is here”.