Becky Rose BSN, RN Nurse Manager of Ambulatory Operations Monument Health Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital
Tell me about yourself: I grew up on a ranch near Pringle. I have been married to my husband for 22 years now, and we have two sons, Dylan and Logan. When I told him I wanted to be a nurse, my husband was my biggest supporter from day one.
Why did you choose a career in nursing? As a kid of a rancher, you learn to care for living things in a way that’s unique and special. I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was young because I grew up ranching.
How long have you been a nurse? I became a nurse in 2006. While I was in school, I used to say my husband was the best married single parent because he always supported me, even when I was working long hours and studying.
What is most rewarding about your job? Being able to create a work atmosphere that feels safe, constructive, and productive for my team so they can take care of our community. Something that’s important to me as a parent and a supervisor is to create a work environment where we support you professionally, so you can be successful at home. If that means I have to help cover so you can go to your kids’ school programs, or drop them off at school in the morning, I will absolutely do that.
What do you find most challenging? It’s hard to quantify the impact that our staff brings to our community through caring for our patients.We specialize in love and care, but it’s hard to go to management and put a number on what that value brings.
What skills make a nurse exceptional? I think being genuine, being kind, and coming from a place of sincerity are the three most important things. We can teach you skills like taking blood pressure or starting an IV, but I can’t teach you how to be a great human being. Someone that comes to work intending to care for another human being is unique, and that’s what makes an exceptional nurse.
What advice would you give others thinking about becoming a nurse? You should totally do it. It’s a great job, and it’s absolutely worth all the work.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be my dad’s best ranch hand! After that, when I was 12-14, I was pretty sure I wanted to be a nurse.
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