My name is Alexandra. I am a 2018 nurse graduate and Cardiac Registered Nurse. My journey through life, and most recently nursing school, has taught me many lessons on perseverance, dedication, and tenacity. By sharing my various "tests turned testimonies" of my journey, I believe I can help give someone that tid-bit of inspiration needed to embody their best self.
I first fell in love with nursing during my Maternal and Child Health course at the University of Maryland. In this course, I learned how guest speaker, Vickye Hayter, lowered the infant mortality rate in Santa Clara, California through various community and legislative interventions. This sparked my interest in a career as a Registered Nurse and opened my eyes to the diverse career opportunities and importance of legislation and it's impact to healthcare.
I love the pediatric population. My heart smiles at every opportunity to give out a sticker or use my kid-side to make my little patients feel better. I currently work as an adult cardiac nurse primarily responsible for patients who have undergone cardiovascular procedures such as cardiac catheterizations and pacemaker surgery. In addition I care for stroke, medical-surgical, and emergency room observation patients. I have grown to love the legislative side of nursing. As the 2017-2018 President of New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc. (NJNS), I had the opportunity to work with an amazing board and connect 1,587 students in NJ to networking opportunities while advocating for their needs on a state and national level. This position taught me how much can be accomplished with teamwork. I have continued working with NJNS as their Presidential Advisor, assisting them in reaching their goals for the 2018-2019 year.
When I'm not saving the world as a nurse superhero or napping (lol), I enjoy giving motivational presentations, spending time with my family & friends, and traveling.
Thank you for visiting my site and joining me on myamayezingjourney ♥