Her day starts at night and much of it is spent 8,000-ft above ground level traveling 120 MPH. As a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Transport RN, Lexie spends her night shifts treating and transporting critical patients in the confined space of a helicopter. In between the adrenaline rushes, Lexie gives herself time to focus on the big picture and reflect on what drove to her nursing in the first place – the belief that she was put on earth to care for people in their darkest days.
LIVE INTENTIONALLY AND TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED.
WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU THINK EVERY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TO SUCCEED?
Compassion & Grit.
WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE GIVING UP, (IF YOU EVER FEEL THAT WAY) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RISE ABOVE?
I focus my thoughts on the big picture; why I chose to be a nurse in the first place, and remember that the tough times never last. If I push through the hard times, I’ll come out of the other side a stronger person and hopefully help others who go through something similar.
2020 HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR ACROSS THE BOARD – HOW ARE YOU TACKLING IT? WHAT HAS IT TAUGHT YOU?
It’s really taught me to take one day at a time, live intentionally and take nothing for granted. Honestly it’s taught me a lot about patience as well!
YOU CAN’T BE SUCCESSFUL IF… you don’t believe in yourself.
I WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH TO… care for people on their darkest days.