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My name is Cory. I am a mom, a wife, a NaNa, and a critical care nurse that lives in Nashville, TN. I have found my calling in ER/Trauma/ICU. Each day I find myself experiencing life changing events and hope that by reading my posts, you will experience and feel some of what I do. If you read nothing else, please take time to read "The Hardest Question Ever Asked". It's my very first posting. And if for some reason you think you see your story don't. It's not about you or anyone you know. =)


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Friday, January 23, 2009

Dear Anonymous Commenter With The "New Nurse Syndrome"

First, let me start by saying, don't EVER change and don't spend one minute worrying that you will ever change! I was told the same things. I was told that I was wearing "rose colored glasses" that I had the "new nurse syndrome" that I would one day be "calling patients by room numbers instead of names" etc.

I can tell by reading your comment on my last post that you are a true nurse at heart and that you went into nursing for the right reason. As did I. I'm grateful to this day for my coworkers that went into nursing with their hearts and not looking to fill their pocketbooks. And I'm thankful for nurses like you.

It is sad to hear some nurses and doctors talk about patients the way they do but just continue treating patients the way they deserve to be treated and you will find that you CAN truly make a difference in people's lives!!!

CoryTraumaRN posted today at 1:08 PM

Dear Cory,
Thank you for responding to my comment. You are absolutely right to say that I went into nursing for the right reason. I had wanted to become a nurse for a very long time. While in nursing school I got very sick and was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma with mets to the brain, not long after lost my grandfather to cancer, then found out my grandmother had breast cancer. All of this only made me stronger and made me want to continue on the path of nursing and be as great as the nurses that cared for myself and my family. I will NEVER forget how wonderful those nurses were. I know how stressful and scary it can be to be in the hospital, and I want to be able to make the patients as comfortable as possible.
Your writing has been an inspiration to me and I hope you continue to write and inspire me as well as others. Thank you so much for taking the time to write! If you ever have plans to visit Florida we'll have to meet!
And you keep being the best nurse you can be and you will touch many lives.
I will definitely look you up if ever I get back to Florida!!!
Keep in touch!
RN Cory,

I love reading all your blogs!! Because of you, I plan on pursuing a career as a trauma nurse after graduation in June. I have always been interested in the medical field but reading your blogs has made it much more clear on how bad I really want to be a RN. I know it's a lot of work and that with being a nurse, you face ups and downs but to be able to help anyone or impact their life in some way, is the real reason why I want to become a nurse. If you could give me any advice at all, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for the great blogs! =)


p.s. Keep standing up for yourself when it comes to the rude and unnecessary comments. Some people are so ignorant, it's ridiculous.
You gave me the greatest compliment anyone could give. Having someone want to become a nurse because of what they see me doing means so much. Feel free to write me with any questions for advice and I will be MORE than happy to answer them.
Thanks so much for reading/writing!
FILTHY PERVERTS!!! Keep your filthy perverted eyes and hands off my privates! PERVERT!!!

hi i was just looking around and found your sight. just looking.... i was looking at A LAKE and found myself on a computer. C. Noris
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