Not Just a “Room Nurse”

March 5, 2013 Jo Cerrudo 3

It is not just a case of ignorance; it is a prime example of how clueless some people are about the work of nurses. It is also a blatant disregard of how the Filipino nurses had helped save a nation, and gained the respect of other nations with their compassion, intelligence, and competence.
We are much more than a “room nurse”, Mrs. Villar. We make a difference in other peoples’ lives.

Nursing Heroes

February 13, 2013 Jo Cerrudo 5

When disaster strikes, heroes emerge. Nurses do great things every day. MENCHU DELUNA SANCHEZ, a Filipino registered nurse in NYU-Langone, organized a group of medical professionals to carry 20 critical babies down nine flights of stairs, with illuminations from cellphones to guide their way.

As part of their daily lives, they care for their patients under-paid and under-staffed. But in extreme circumstances, a few nurses shine more than others. It is so heartwarming that the nurses are finally getting their spotlight.