“Nursing is never easy, but it is rewarding.”
No truer words have been spoken about being a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jasmine Lunt, a medical surgical unit nurse at Bon Secours Southside Medical Center, can attest to the challenges she has faced over the past year.
“I graduated nursing school in August 2019 and obviously had no clue that I would be starting my career in a global pandemic,” she shares. “As unfortunate as that reality was, I am so happy that I’m able to serve my community.”
Throughout the hardships, Jasmine has always focused on putting her patients and coworkers first.
“The most rewarding and joyful thing is being able to put smiles on my patients’ faces and hear their laughter,” she says. “I always try and develop a deeper, personal connection that allows us to have a strong and trusting relationship.”
Fun fact, Jasmine is known as quite the baker among her team members. Her love of baking means they get to enjoy the cupcakes and other goodies she brings in for them.
Despite being new to nursing, Jasmine has quickly taken on additional responsibilities and leadership within her team.
Amy Gates, RN, nurse manager shares, “I have seen amazing growth in Jasmine over the last year. She is an incredible resource for other nurses and students. She has even recently stepped into a charge nurse role on the unit.”
We are so proud to honor our nurses, like Jasmine, who have answered the call to serve.
“I am one person putting in maximum effort to deliver the most care that I can. I hope what I provide is enough.”
Enjoy stories that celebrate our amazing Bon Secours nurses during National Nurses’ Week.
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