Ms. Anderson, or "Andy" as we called her hired me in 1975 as a new graduate nurse. I wanted to work in Peds and she took me to Special Care Nursery for a tour. I recall looking at the tiny babies in sheer terror and I asked her, "This is Peds?" She said "Kinda". Then she told me if I did not like it there, I could transfer in 6 months. Needless to say, I was in SCN for 13.5 years before being promoted to a Nurse Manager in Peds.
She allowed her leaders to...
May 07, 2013 | Chicago, IL