The events which have transpired the last two days have been extraordinary. Our country, our democracy, our way of life, our fundamental beliefs have been threatened. Violence has disrupted the nation’s capital and misguided extremists have attempted to subvert our government.
We are nurses. We are tasked to take care of patients, groups, communities, and populations. The population of the United States is included. I have completed my credentialing to work with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County as a volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. It is one way I believe I can make a positive impact. I will look for other ways.
As nurses, we have a professional and ethical imperative to do what we can to heal, help, and advocate for all people living in this country. Be the warrior. A warrior for peace, truth, and health for all. I am the storm.