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Nursing2015

August 2009, Volume 39 Number 8 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • DEBORAH GROGAN RN

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GROGAN, DEBORAH RN

Issue: Volume 39(8), August 2009, p ...

 

Your guest editorial, "Each One Reach One Nurse" (May 2009),* prompted me to write. The author encourages nurses to help ease the nursing shortage by recruiting or helping to retain one nurse each. I can do one better than that: I gave birth to one who's following in my footsteps. My daughter became an LPN last year and is now in nursing school to become an RN.

 
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As a single parent, I worked days, nights, weekends, and holidays while my daughter was growing up. I missed many a recital or gymnastics routine. She also heard me vent about frustrating things that happened at work. I truly thought she'd never want to be a nurse, but somehow the good things she heard must have outweighed the bad.

 

I've done my part by reaching one for the next generation of nurses. And I'm glad that when I stood up to support future nurses, I'll have helped my daughter as well.

 

DEBORAH GROGAN, RN

 

Macon, Ga.

 

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