Johnson & Johnson “Amazing Nurses Contest” ~ Nominate A Nurse You Know Today!

Johnson & Johnson “Amazing Nurses Contest”
Johnson&Johnson
Nurses are such AMAZING people! If you’ve ever had to be hospitalized for an injury/ailment or had a child, then you know how important nurses are to the medical field. Nurses are the ones who take care of you, check on you regularly, get you anything you need, and talk to you if you have questions or you just need someone to talk to. It’s crazy that right now there is a shortage in the field of nursing. In fact, the shortage is so bad that there is currently a nationwide vacancy of over 100,000 positions and that is expected to grow to 800,000 by the year 2020! That is huge! Especially with life expectancy and the world population on the rise, more people are needed in the nursing profession! I guess that’s a good thing for college students who are entering the field.
Thinking back to times when nurses have been especially helpful to me, I can definitely think about nurses that helped when both my little ones were born. The nurses in labor and delivery are just one of a kind. Amazing people! I had so many fears with my first child, and the nurses were so great in calming me down and making it a wonderful experience for me. With the birth of my second child, I can really remember the nurses that helped me! I birthed my son with a normal delivery. He was almost 10 lbs and healthy, so all was good. Then we were discharged and went home with him. Everything was great!

I remember starting to feel not well within a couple of days of being home. I lost my appetite completely, and then I had a stabbing pain in the middle of my stomach. I called my OB and she said to go back into the hospital. Of course I was so upset because I had a newborn at home that I was breastfeeding and did not want to leave him! I went in late at night and found out I needed emergency surgery. I had appendicitis. I was back in the hospital for a few days all alone. The nurses helped by talking to me, finding pumps for me to get milk for my son, and by setting up feeding times so my husband could bring him to the hospital. It was such a difficult time, but the nurses helped to make it so much better. I don’t know what I would have done without their constant encouragement and dedication to helping others.

My son and I
 

If I had one nurse in particular that I can think of as being a caring and strong individual that is dedicated to the nursing profession and helping others, I would definitely choose my cousin Mary. She is a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a hospital in PA. She is a mom of three wonderful kids, amazing wife, one-of-a-kind nurse, and she does it all with maintaining her own health issues. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in her late 30’s and still continued her night shifts, managed her home and work life, as well as learning about how to manage the challenges of these new health issues she was dealing with. I don’t know a more dedicated, caring, and wonderful person and nurse than my cousin. I hope she knows how appreciated she is as a NICU nurse.

My cousin and I - Johnson & Johnson Amazing Nurses
Johnson & Johnson cares about these nurses and appreciates them! In fact, they are having a contest right now called “Amazing Nurses 2012!” All you have to do is go to their Facebook submitting page and nominate an amazing nurse! The last day to nominate someone is June 29, 2012, so do it TODAY! You can also check out the contest on the Amazing Nurses site!
Amazing Nurses FB Contest
The winning Amazing Nurse and his/her guest will attend the 2012 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute show in Los Angeles, courtesy of CNN. He or she will also be honored in a video profile which will be screened before the live audience at the show, and featured on the Nursing Notes by Johnson & Johnson Facebook page. (*Eligible Nominees for the Amazing Nurses contest must be a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) who currently administers direct patient care.)
A 2011 Gallup Poll announced that the public voted nurses number one for “honesty and ethical standards of various professions” for the eighth consecutive year. Nurses offer patients comfort, care and skill that is desperately needed in patient care. The time is now to encourage and celebrate this important role in our healthcare system, so make sure to nominate your nurse of choice TODAY for this honor and to recognize the dedication they provide to the nursing profession! Let’s spread the word about nursing in our community and hopefully close the shortage gap. Go and nominate YOUR special nurse today! 


I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom CentralConsulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Kristin

Comments

  1. I will have to nominate my auntie and my high school bestie. Thanks for the post!

  2. What a beautiful thing Johnson & Johnson are doing for nurses! I know that I had one particular nurse that was so so sweet when I had my son, and she delivered my best friends baby as well! Your cousin sounds like such an amazing woman!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea. I will plan to nominate a nurse right away. My daughter is having a baby on June 22 , will have first hand experience width one soon. -Jim f

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea. My daugher is having a baby on June 22 , so I will have a perfect chance to select one. -Jim f

  5. A great idea! I have the perfect person to nominate. THank you for the post!

  6. That’s wonderful! My Mom-in-law is a nurse and a wonderful person. She was born to be a nurse and she brightens her patients’ lives everyday.

  7. What a fantastic idea, its nice to see that the nurses are get some recognition for all their hard work they do.

  8. What a great way for a company to give back!

  9. What an amazing contest. Great nurses can make all the difference in hospital stays!

  10. Oooo I know a couple of amazing nurses to nominate! I had no idea this contest was going on. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Nurses are simply amazing people!! I don’t know how they do what they do!! I love that Johnson and Johnson is recognizing them in this way!!

  12. Thanks for all of the info – I have what seems like a TON of friends who are nurses – I know that they’d love this!

  13. The nurses at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence are wonderful!! I don’t remember any specific nurse during my 4 stays there but they took care of me and my babies very well!

  14. Vicki Bagshaw says:

    I may be biased, but I’ll be nominating my mom!!

  15. I have a very wonderful family friend who is a nurse in the nicu at MUSC childrens hospital in sc she is the best we love her

  16. I love what Johnson & Johnson are doing for nurses!

  17. I can’t remember the many nurses that helped me when my husband had his heart surgery and then a stroke a year later. They were all so nice and helpful during this stressful time. I support all the nurses.

  18. Amanda O says:

    I would definitely nominate my mother-in-law! Awesome contest =)

  19. Thanks for posting this contest, i am going to nominate my good friend!! :)

  20. Each time my father was hospitalized, he always had great nurses but the best he had was while recovering from a heart transplant at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He had a great male nurse (can’t remember his name as the surgery took place in 1996).

  21. Thank you for posting this contest, I am going to nominate my good friend Carrie! :)

  22. Julia Prue Potvin says:

    I would nominate all the nurses at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in St. Johnsbury VT., From Dr. Krubica’s head nurse Heidi, to the group of Infusion Nurse’s, all have played A MAJOR role in my husbands chemo treatments for over a year and half. He continues to be treated and all of the nurses go out of there way to keep spirits up, treatment as comfortable as can be, and are the most compassionate group of women/nurses we have dealt with throughout this ordeal. They have played a major role in keeping my husband alive and fighting!!

  23. Jill White RN says:

    As a registered nurse myself it is great to know that we are appreciated in so many ways!

  24. I love what Johnson & Johnson are doing for nurses! My aunt was a nurse and always took care of everyone she meet. (She passed away a few years ago) Nurses Rock.

  25. Thanks for posting!!!

  26. Thanks for all your postings and contests u guys are awesome

  27. good idea. gonna nominate my aunt, a hospice nurse. thats what i also plan on doing…

  28. brittany fitchjarrell carter says:

    This is awesome :)

  29. This is awesome…I will def nominate my friend:)

  30. My niece is an amazing nurse!

  31. Nicole Carter says:

    I think the nurses are great, they take the time with you (most of em) and try to make you feel comfortable!

  32. Because my little one is a regular at the children’s hospital because of his special needs, I would have a lengthy list of nurses to nominate. :)

  33. Nurses are very important in the recovery process…

  34. This is a great contest thank you for sharing. I am a Respiratory care practitioner/ Registered Respiratory Therapist and I work with alot of amazing nurses.

  35. I love what Johnson & Johnson are doing for nurses, and to recognize how nurses are so important to us!

  36. I would have to nominate one of the nurses who took such great care of my little sister while she had cancer!!

  37. lacie lair says:

    I had an amazing nurse when I had my son. Awesome

  38. Tina Louise says:

    I would nominate my Mom. She has been a nurse my whole life (plus a few more). She works in a nursing home which I think can be the hardest job of all.

  39. This is such a wonderful way to honor the hardworking men & women in nursing. They work long hours, often short handed, deal with everyone from patients, to families, to doctors, etc and pretty much do it all (most of the time doctors are only in for a few minutes once or twice a day). They are often the ones who notice complications first.

  40. thanks!

  41. Cassandra Tucker says:

    Thanks for posting, my mom is a wonderful nurse and my aunt is becoming one!

  42. Thank you for sharing your Amazing Nurse and this contest all together. I will have to take a look into this contest because my sister is a nurse and the first in my family to complete college and go into a great career. I agree that nurses are great and do so much for people!

  43. I know the perfect person to nominate…what a great idea!

  44. Ashley Mullins says:

    Thats awesome! Nurses are amazing people. I am actually starting classes in August for my RN degree. After the my associates degree I will be working towards my Bachelors. My mother was a Respiratory Therapist for years and transitioned into Nursing. She worked almost 30 years in Hospitals and private clinics. Healthcare workers, especially nurses, are most of the time taken for granted. Its a thankless job, so it is amazing when this like this are done for them.

  45. Like teachers nurses are underrated. I started to go to school for nursing, finished almost 2 yrs; but then I had to quit because my daughter was having difficulties. To this day I still say I want to become a nurse. Not sure it will ever happen though :(
    I did home care and worked as a aide for a few years and LOVED it!!
    I have had some wonderful experiences with nurses … they truly are a life line for a patient.
    What a wonderful contest this is … I am sure a very deserving person will win !
    Thank you for sharing your story!

  46. I have been a nurse for over twenty years, and now my daughter in law is one! I am so proud of her, but I was especially excited to see so many males in her class. In my class we had two males, quite the rarity. In my dil’s class, they had ten! No matter if they be males or females, we for sure need all the nurses we can get. As a group, we are over-worked and frequently underpaid as well. As hospitals and doctors look to hire cheaper, less qualified staff, the nurses are forced to be responsible for more and more patients, with less and less hands-on time. I am all for any recognition given the many great nurses out there. I know who I will be nominating!

  47. this is a great thing for them to do!

  48. Thank you for the post! I am actually going back to school to become a Nurse. :) So many have helped me and my family in my life, and I want to help others like they have helped me. Nurses are taking over so many tasks that Doctors used to do exclusively, and they are better trained in dealing with people and caring than Doctors.

  49. Thank you for the post! nurses hold a special place in my heart, my mom was a nurse and most of my family are nurses! I always wanted to be a nurse, but I’m horrible at math! :(

  50. I’m happy Johnson & Johnson is doing this for nurses. Nurses go above and beyond for their patients. We have home nurses and the ones we deal with at Children’s Hospital are amazing. It would be hard to just pick one. But I think I know.

  51. When I had my son 3 months early there was an amazing nurse in the NICU. She was wounderful to my son, my husband, myself and our families. Trust me it was very hard to leave he at the hospitol when I came home. But she made it some what easier and was very nice whenever I would wake up in the middle of the night and wanted to call and check on him. Thanks nurse Vanessa you are an awesome lady. Also thanks for doing this giveaway.

  52. My Grandmother was a Nurse, and my sister followed in her footsteps!!

  53. I think nurses have a thankless job, so many patients forget that majority of their care has been from a nurse not just the doctor. I have been trying to convince my husband to go into this job field, he would be great at it and with the shortage he would be benefiting not only our family but the medical field as well. If I could have I would have become a nurse as well, I think they are the backbone to the medical community.

  54. My Aunt was a Nursing Administrator for Special Adults for 20-something years. She was very dedicated and loved her work. Nurses are very special!

  55. This is a beautiful post, especially about your dear nurse Mary. Nurses are extra special to me as my mother is a nurse!

  56. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    This is a great contest. We have a nurse coming to the house every other day to attend to my husband who is recovering from major surgery and she is great!

  57. I will plan to nominate a nurse.

  58. This is awesome because my niece is a great nurse. What a great idea.

  59. My sister Natalie is my favorite Nurse!

  60. Amazing!!! My entire family has been in the medical profession since before I was born (50 years) and I love Nurses best!!! They need to be recognized for the way they go over and above the call of duty!!! Thanks for posting about this!

  61. I loved being a nurse and I have been helped by so many nurses. Thanks for sponsoring so many nurses.

    lpninpain at gmail dot com

  62. Awesome that you are sponsoring nurses, my best friend used to be a nurse and she still helps me out!

  63. Karen Skinner says:

    That is wonderful! I know a couple great nurses!

  64. Anonymous says:

    I have such a big respect for nurses. They have to put up with so many disrespectful people even though they are there to help! At te same time though there are amazing patients who are great to their nurses.

  65. Katrin Flores says:

    That’s such a wonderful thing you’re doing for the nurses! Hearing from parents.. it’s a hardworking job :)

  66. If my grandmother were alive I would nominate her for her efforts during the war. There are many nurses in my family and I love them all and respect what they do!

  67. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Great story! My family is full of nurses so this resonated with me a lot, I feel it is harder to find ones so dedicated anymore, but they are out there and deserve so much support and appreciation!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if we could nominate nursing aides – mia

  69. Anonymous says:

    I think this is a great story. My aunt was a nurse for years before she passed away. I worked in the healthcare field for 15 years until I was laid off. I would nominate her if she was still alive.

    Calshondra Williams
    shonvic1981@aol.com

  70. awesome story! My sister is a nurse….and YES, she’s super-special. :)

  71. Jayde Ann Shrew says:

    This is great. they definitely are dedicated and deserve respect. J Wresh jdhw41@yahoo.com

  72. What a great thing to do for nurses!! I know that in all my hospital experiences I owe the most positive ones to the nurses!!

  73. I love this idea of honoring nurses everywhere! I have a ton of friends and family that are nurses that should be honored. It would be hard to choose just one.

  74. My mom was a nurse … Nurses are Awesome!

  75. I am currently in school to become a labor and delivery nurse! My Dad was terminally ill for many years so I can’t wait to help out families like nurses helped us throughout the years before he passed away.

  76. Hi this is the greatest thing. The NURSES never get enough respect. They have the hardest work. The nurses do all the work and the doctors get paid for it. I am not a Nurse however, i have been in the hosp. to many times. THANKS to all the Nurses in the world. joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

  77. my mom is a nurse i have a lot of respect for them all

  78. It takes a special person to be a nurse! This Nominate A Nurse Project is a terrific idea! It’s only a shame that all nurses don’t receive an award. They are kind and compassionate, and do ALL the work! In my opinion, they should get paid as much as the doctors! I have three nurses in my family and my sister in law is the Head Rn in the Surgical Neurology Ward. I admire their dedication and hard work!

  79. My aunt is a nurse, and my cousin is going to school for nursing. I have a lot of respect for what they do, it takes a lot.

  80. Nurses have such a wonderful beside manner!

  81. My friend from high school became a nurse, she is a people’s persona, so kind and helpful.

  82. Kimberly martini says:

    Ive had a few very nice nurses one helped me calm down when i found out i had an ovarian cyst in the ER .. he was very kind. This project is a great idea!

  83. KELLI schilling says:

    I have several nurses in my life I should nominate!

  84. I work in a nursing home so I know how valuable nurses are. It takes a very special nurse to take care of the elderly.

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