EJ Bennett '17 BSN, RN
Staff nurse, Medical step-down Unit
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
April 8, 2020
When I think nursing, I think advocate. Nursing is not only a job, but a humbling opportunity to serve others every day.
The COVID-19 crisis has required many changes in practice and policy, preventing families from being by the bedside. With these changes, come feelings of uncertainty and fear. Now, more than ever, families are trusting nurses to serve as strong patient advocates, providing compassionate, competent care, and supporting their loved ones in every way while they are forced to stay home, maintaining social distance.
I am so privileged to work on Tower 14AB, a medical step-down unit and designated COVID-19 unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital, beside some of the best medical professionals Boston has to offer. I am endlessly proud of the strong, kind, compassionate work I see provided by our nurses each day and am lucky enough to have some fellow Wildcats by my side! The teamwork, innovation, and positivity during this time has been unprecedented.
We are adaptable. We are resilient. We are Nova Nation.