We are the nurses of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, we are various personalities, and we are different people, all working together to accomplish one goal.
We bring to this hospital our hopes, dreams, expectations, and desires.
We each have been touched by courage, faith and determination.
We each have laughed and cried within these walls.
We each have seen the miracle that is life, and have been inspired by the strength of children and families.
We trust and rely upon one another during the light moments and especially during the darkest of times.
Some of us have the wisdom of experience, some are just learning to experience.
We share a respect for one another and for our patients, striving to treat all as we would wish our own loved ones to be treated.
We honor the diverse cultural nature of our patients and families by respecting their unique beliefs, cultural values, and diverse backgrounds.
We have learned to enjoy the warmth of a child's laughter, and believe that humor does indeed cure many ills.
We each share a commitment in the nursing we practice, the care we provide, and to the excellence of our units.
We have taken an oath to do no harm, to practice in an ethical manner, and to maintain the integrity of our noble profession on a daily basis.
We accept the fragility of life, we accept our limits, yet strive to continuously learn and improve.
We remember our losses so that we remember to celebrate the victories.
We do what we do not for the glory, not for the compensation, but for the certainty that at some time and in some way we will be able to make a difference.
Inspired by, and in honor of, one of our shining role models, Donna Williams, and her commitment to excellent care for the children and families of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
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