Our nurses make a difference in communities across the country every day. Each month, we’ll turn the spotlight on one of our great nurses on #TeamAMP! Get to know Patricia Henry, RN.
I’m originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and love music and singing. I am a member of a community choir called ABOC (Anointed Bodies of Christ) who travel across the nation singing gospel music. One interesting fact in my life with the choir is that we were invited by a Mississippi representative to sing in Washington at the Annual Gospel Extravaganza.
The world was devastated by the pandemic in 2020. One thing positive that has come out of the 2020 pandemic, we are able to reach more people that require healthcare more than before by utilizing technology through platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and TeleMed. We were able to continue to provide healthcare consistently and safely within our communities.
Being a nurse has changed me in that I am a better communicator and leader in my field. Whether communicating with patients, doctors, fellow nurses, or other professionals, being able to communicate efficiently and effectively to best do my job and create a positive outcome for my patients. It is even more important when in a leadership role.
It is always rewarding when you see a former patient in the community and doing well. It Is also rewarding when they remember you and are very grateful for the care you gave them.
I enjoy being a travel nurse. Your schedule is flexible, and you get to explore places you may never have experienced. My love for art developed while being a travel nurse.
I would consider the nurses I work beside day today to be my heroes! I have been a nurse for over 20 years, and I learned from many of my colleagues, young as well as old, techniques and practices to help better patients’ outcomes. It’s a team effort.