Lippincott NursingCenter.com is partnering with Lippincott Solutions
to bring you an inspired nurse’s story every month. Here is September’s nurse story, “I’m Just Like You.”
I’m Just Like You
Angela Townsend, BSN, RN
When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was at that moment when I decided to become a nurse. I've found that my own personal experience having a chronic illness has not only increased my understanding and passion for teaching others with diabetes, it has allowed me an empathy towards my patients that I never thought possible. I teach my patients about their illnesses and let them know, "hey, I have to do this too." It has made my experience as a nurse in an ever-changing world of medicine, so much more rewarding!
To see all 2016-2017 stories or to share an inspiring story of your own about being a nurse, or how you were inspired by another, and enter to win prizes, visit http://lippincottsolutions.com/inspirednurses
. Be sure to check our blog every month for a new inspired nurse’s story.