Kaitlyn Bryant, RN

Kaitlyn Bryant, RN
In Their Own Words

Why am I a nurse? Growing up I had some unfortunate things happen to me. I remember nurses and EMTs always being so nice and eager to listen. I wanted to be that nurse who listened, wanted to help, hold your hand on your worst day, and celebrate big on your wins. I love how versatile nursing and how you can devoted yourself to others as a career.

What have I struggled with as a nurse? Nursing in current times is difficult for multiple reasons. Mainly with how poorly the hospital systems treat nurses, we have to fight to be given safe ratios so our patients can have the best care.

The trial I’ve faced with trial child care? Many nurses are mothers, we face the issue of leaving our babies 12-14 hours day. We happily do it because we want to give you or your family the love and care you need. But, I’ve never seen a hospital offer any help with child care, whether it’s a stipend, child care center built into the hospital or shifts that accommodate day care times.

What did Stoney mean to me? I’ll never forget the day I met Stoney. I was down the hall in the ICU and I noticed a call light going off on IMCU, I walked down into the room to see what I could do because his nurse was busy. I walk in and instantly was in love with BJ & Stoney’s demeanor. We talked for a FULL HOUR. Lol we talked about life, food, shared so many laughs, I wasn’t his nurse but I feel like god called me into that room. Stoney to this day reminds me to ‘rejoice’. Rejoice in the mundane, to just love and enjoy life for exactly what it is. Everyday I walked into the hospital, whether Stoney was feel bad or good, he put a smile on my face. I can’t explain it, but he had a beautiful energy that just made you love him.

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