If you worked with Florence Nightingale, I imagine she’d inspire you to be better. I bet she would be the type of nurse that would encourage you to strive for great things. I think she would have you believe that absolutely anything is possible, and that we should always aim for greatness. It is with her in mind that I ask every nurse who reads this to reflect on your practice, your patients, and your profession. What can we do to make things better for ourselves, for the people that we serve, and for the profession that so strongly defines us? With one of my first experiences with maternal death, I realized early in my nursing career that we have so much work to do.
It is with great hesitation that I talk about something that I have been working on for months. To be honest, I am always afraid of failure, but my sincere desire for things to be better for everyone urges me to just try. I don’t know if I’ll fail. I don’t know if people will respond. But I have to tell myself that if action is activated in even just one person, then what we all do is worth it.
Until I figure out exactly how I can contribute to the big scheme of things, I will support organizations that are already doing great work for the group of people that matter the most to me. I have started a nonprofit organization called NursesWomenBabies. With this nonprofit, I will highlight the talents of nurses and women. Money made from the sale of any items donated to NursesWomenBabies will go to organizations that support the advancement of nurses, women, and/or babies 🙂
Being a member of AWHONN since I graduated nursing school, I have decided to highlight the Every Woman, Every Baby campaign first. If you decide to make a donation straight to Every Woman, Every Baby, please list Adventures of a Labor Nurse under “additional comments” so I will know who to personally thank (and of course, there will be surprises!)
If you have something you would like to donate, or know of an organization or charity that you would like me to consider highlighting in the future, please contact me here.
So today I begin another adventure 🙂 I will start the donation process. For any products I’m asked to review, I will donate the money made from reviewing or selling the product. You can see our progress here and be sure to thank people who love #nurseswomenbabies!
Until my next delivery ❤