My name is Alexandra Maye! Welcome to HeyAmayezing :) I am a 2018 nursing school graduate and currently work as a Interventional Cardiovascular Registered Nurse. My journey through life, and most recently nursing school, has taught me many lessons on perseverance, dedication, tenacity, and the importance of self-care. By sharing the various "tests turned testimonies" of my journey through my platform, I believe I can help give another human being the inspiration needed to not only embody their best self, but engage in self-care while doing so.
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 the implementation of 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 within nursing. It also highlighted the importance of nurses becoming involved in the legislative process and its impact on healthcare.
I currently spend my nurse superhero days as an interventional cardiovascular nurse. I work with cardiologists and the cardiac catheterization lab team in the placement of stents, balloons, valves, and pacemakers in our patients’ hearts. Prior to my move to the cath lab, I was primarily responsible for the care of post-operative percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), cardiac catheterization, and pacemaker patients. In addition, I also cared for stroke, medical-surgical, and the 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 and highlighted the importance of nurses coming together as a united front.
When I'm not saving the world as a nurse superhero, studying (yes, I’m in school again .. hashtag lifelong learner), or napping (lol), I enjoy giving motivational presentations, Pilates, running, spending time with my family & friends, reading, and traveling.
Thank you for visiting my site and joining me on myamayezingjourney ♥