Monday, May 23, 2011


It all started four years ago, the beginning of my nursing career. Right here at this not so lovely place. I also was a patient once myself. So, for me, the attachment goes beyond what people might think. It's where I learned everything I know about nursing! 

The co-workers I have are amazing. We are so dependent on each other and because of our small unit, in an instant if someone needs something, in an instant, someone is there!

Tonight when I go to work I will be embarking upon a change. A change, I have to say, I have been dreading for the past few years. Yes, the new unit is nice with all of the new technology and new equipment, but I do not like how big and spread out everyone will be. This change is going to affect how we "nurse" (as a verb) and how we take care of our patients. Hopefully, we get used to things quickly and I'll end up liking it much better than anticipated! 

Here are some pics I took of the old and the new!




Central nursing station

Bigger room, stocked with upgrades in equipment. And each room has a window. Shocking, but in the old hospital, not every room had a window!

Now, there are individual charting areas outside each room. 
And, each room has a door. In the old unit, each room has a magic curtain!

I add the picture of the bathroom because in the old unit, there were ZERO patient bathrooms. So, now the patients who are awake and able, they have access to a bathroom! 

Hope you all have a good week ahead!


  1. The new hospital looks awesome! Good luck adjusting to the change!

  2. What a change. I believe it will be such a positive change. Once you adjust I am sure you will love it. Just think of the impact on your patients.

  3. Wow! Looks so great :) xx

  4. I used to work at Vanderbilt Children's, and was there when we made the move from a few stories in the main hospital to our own HUGE free standing facility. It will drive you crazy at first, but your patients and their families will be soooo much happier, it immediately makes your job easier. Before long, you will wonder how you survived "the old place." Good luck! Its a beautiful facility!

  5. I know change can be really hard sometimes!! But that new hospital is gorgeous!!

  6. I am not a fan of change... I am sure it will be wonderful in the end! Good luck...

    Just came across your blog and loving reading your posts!

    P.S. Your pup is adorable!:)

  7. A good heart and hard work will get you everywhere in life!

    Best Wishes (and glad you like doggies, too!)

    Linda (aka Beachside Cottage)

  8. My favorite part of this entire thing is Gangsta Debbie!