“I’m Not Going To Let You Fail”


“I’m not going to let you fail.” These are the words of my first nursing mentor Vicky. I had just been promoted after three months on the night shift to take charge of a long term care unit with 33 patients, three CNAs, and no unit clerk. I did have a director, Vicky, and those are words I still carry with me to this day. With one sentence she wiped away any apprehension I had about taking on this new job and also made me extremely confident.

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