JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With nursing shortages following the Covid-19 Pandemic, a Florida healthcare company, Gale Healthcare, is showing its appreciation for nurses in the bold city by bringing its “Thank a Nurse” tour to Jacksonville
“I don’t think nurses get enough recognition,” said Tony Braswell, President and company founder.
Braswell says this event was only right because this is National Nurse’s Week, and the event is open and free to any nurse in the area
“They can come out, have your face painted have some barbecue, and just say thank you,” said Braswell.
Food, a 360-photo booth, and prize giveaways are just some of the things this event has to offer local nurses, but Braswell tells me this isn’t the only place his company is going to stop/
“We’ve been to Lakeland, we’ve been to St. Petersburg, we’re going to Georgia next, North Carolina,” said Braswell
A Gale healthcare survey from October shows 59% of nursing staff are asked to work extra shifts on a weekly basis.
According to a report released this year from the American Nurses Foundation, 57% of nurses who were surveyed felt exhausted over the past two weeks, and 43% said they felt burned out.
We spoke with Sselisa Jenkins, who is a traveling c-n-a and specializes in working with elderly people in Jacksonville.
She says the field that she works in isn’t easy, and, she always has to make sure her patients and even their families are okay
“Everything is new to them, so we have to be very patient with them and guide them through the process of life-changing events and stuff like that and keep our composure and remain calm and patient with them,” said Jenkins
As far as this event, Jenkins, says she is really enjoying it.
“Of course, of course, yes., and they have a 360 booth so I’m definitely ready to get back on that,” said Jenkins.
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