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2015 Extraordinary Healer Award Overview
May 04, 2015
As a former oncology nurse and now nursing faculty at a local community college, it seemed so unreal to find myself sitting in a chemo clinic as a patient, not a nurse. Well, of course, I still was a nurse and I was used to observing student nurses, so as I sat there over four months, I observed the nurses. I had 'my own nurse', whom I loved, each time I came for treatment, but there was another nurse who stood out each time I was there. She quietly moved among the chairs, speaking to all of the patients, not just those she was working with. I watched her watch the environment. She scanned the room, she moved towards those whose IV pump was beeping, ...

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