This summer, I went to Queens, NY, to shadow RN (registered nurse) Jennifer Morales for a day. This is my first time following what we, at VNSNY, call the “frontline staff,” and since I am usually sitting at a computer, I was excited to get out and see the great work done every day in the homes of New Yorkers.
Jennifer is a native New Yorker and an RN working on her graduate degree in administration while raising her two children. She has been with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for six and a half years and her health area is in Queens.
Having been at VNSNY for two years myself, I often hear about other employees going above and beyond for their patients every day, and my first experience showed me just that. Jennifer fields calls from her patients’ families on her personal phone, she makes extra stops to take someone’s blood pressure to ease their worries, and she even drives out of her care area to see one of her long-time patients who recently moved out of it. Over the next few days, I will post four blogs that chronicle Jennifer’s day as an RN with VNSNY.
Continue to A Day in the Life of Jennifer Morales: Part 2.
[...] my day (see introduction in A Day in the Life of Jennifer Morales: Part 1), I started following Jennifer at 9 AM in Kew Gardens, [...]— A Day in the Life » Blog Archive » A Day in the Life of Jennifer Morales: Part 2 / October 17th, 2012 at 9:36 am