Changing Lives, Including Her Own

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Merari S., RN, BSN Remember the iconic BAYADA TV commercial that aired in the late 1990s? Merari will never forget it. It showed Nurse Lisa getting into her car in a heavy rainstorm and driving at night to reach her client who was sitting alone in his wheelchair, waiting by the window. Would she arrive? To the visible relief of …

From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps: Jamie’s Journey

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Jamie H., LPN Like many young people, Jamie wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do for a career. She started going to college to be a teacher, but that was short lived. She questioned her decision almost right away, feeling that teaching wasn’t her passion. So, what was? At the same time she was contemplating her future, her aunt …

New Nurse, Old Soul

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Danny B., RN To talk to Danny, it’s easy to forget he’s only 23 years old. He’s deep and thoughtful: He initially studied engineering in college, but switched to nursing because he learned the value of just being present in someone’s life by volunteering in a nursing home. He’s skilled: He cares for a three-year-old with a rare condition, providing …

Chablis Knew Her Calling, She Just Had to Find her Path

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Chablis T., LPN For as long as she can remember, Chablis has always wanted to help people. It’s just in her nature to be caring, and she had her first opportunity to put her passion into practice when she was a little girl: “My great-grandparents lived with my family and my ‘Pop’ and I had a little side deal. He’d …