Nursing is more than a job…it is a passion. I fully understand this statement first hand, I am a product of a nurse’s salary growing up. I remember my mother as a nurse from the moment I could tie my shoes, she taught me right from wrong from a nurse’s lens.
My mom is now a Nurse Practitioner who put herself through school while I was in high school. She graduated with her BSN two years before I graduated from high school. She put herself through graduate school and then put me through graduate school. Nursing is a part of my DNA.
When my friends at The Duke Endowment called me and asked if I would help help tell the stories of three nurses, I instantly jumped at the opportunity. Each nurse I interviewed had a power story, each sharing their passion for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP).
I love this one quote from Paula Poplin, a nurse for NFP at Spartanburg Regional Health Care, “I’m so fortunate to witness the miracles I see happen through this program. It’s a thrill to watch first-time moms reach their goals: finish high school, attend college, secure their first job, purchase a home. Many of my clients are single and live below the poverty line, with very little support. I visit them regularly and provide a full gamut of services. I’m by their side for these challenging and exciting years — working for NFP is the most rewarding job I’ve had. “
This week, Nurse-Family Partnership launched a campaign to share this passion to seek more passionate nurses to join there calling. Working for Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is more than a job, it’s a calling. Three NFP nurses — Tony Adcock, Keisha Lucas and Paula Poplin — are featured in a two-minute video highlighting their love for the mission and the positive effect they have on children and families.
It has been a pleasure working with Nurse-Family Partnership and The Duke Endowment to find, capture, tell, and share these stories. I hope you enjoy!
To learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership or become a nurse with NFP…click here!
Also, to learn more about this video, click here to download a PDF about these stories.