Name: Vincent Cuevas, RN
Alma Mater: Temple University
What’s your current gig: Neuro ICU RN
What’s something that you can’t work a shift without? Caffeine and Agua
What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there RN job you’ve ever worked? Intermediate Neuro ICU
Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an RN:
Having former patients return to visit the unit to say thank you to all the nurses and doctors that took care of them. Reminder of the impact we have in this occupation.
Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Nursing For You: “Somewhere between psychotic and iconic.”
What’s a day in the life like?
Nowadays we are shifting to a more cardiac unit as opposed to a neuro-based unit due to the decrease in neuro patients. So currently work has been interesting to learn how to care for cardiac patients. A day in the life of a nurse is to expect the unexpected.
What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?
Many unit nurses leaving to take travel/pool assignments to be properly compensated for the seemingly endless intense shifts that COVID has caused. The pandemic has caused a detrimental impact on the psyche of many nurses.
When you’re not working, where can we find you?
Either studying for my master’s or spending time with my wife and kid.
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