Nurses are the front line of patient care
- the eyes and ears of the medical team.
They are teachers, care coordinators and
advocates whose clinical judgment helps
steer the course of medical treatment. This
is certainly true at On With Life, where
individuals are admitted to our program
with multiple complications after sustaining
very traumatic injuries. Stephanie Robinson,
RN, has seen first-hand the important work
of the nursing staff during her two years
as a nurse at On With Life's Post-Acute
Inpatient Rehabilitation program.
"I find it so rewarding to have the
opportunity to see persons served admitted
in a minimally conscious state, and later
watch them smile ear to ear as they
walk out on the day of their graduation,"
Stephanie says. "You quickly develop a
passion for what you do in the nursing
profession and it is truly a responsibility to
be a part of these families' lives during such
a difficult time."
In her specific role, Stephanie collaborates
with the nursing team to coordinate nursing
care, educate persons served and their
loved ones about how to maintain wellness
and prevent secondary complications, and
to build relationships in order to provide
clinical expertise and emotional support.
"As a nurse, we have the opportunity to
heal the heart, mind, soul and body of
our persons served, their families and
ourselves," stated Stephanie. "They may
forget my name, but I truly believe they'll
never forget how I made them feel."
When she isn't working with persons
served, Stephanie enjoys reading, kayaking
and spending time with her husband of
seven years, Andy, and their son, Zachary.