Nurses offer unique set of skills, experience
I just read Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare feature (Modern Healthcare, April 27, p. 14). Six of them are registered nurses. Why is that not noted? I know we nurses are not good at “tooting our own horns,” but our background and training give us a skill set that is unique to any other profession. Communication, collaboration, total human condition, providing care from birth to death and a host of other skills are learned, practiced and add to the life experience that is part of who registered nurses are.
As I told an 81-year-old friend who remarked that she “used to be a nurse,” I said, no, you are not practicing, but you will always be a nurse.
Geri Tierney, RN
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, Colo.