“Nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing”
Its early morning and scrolling through my newsfeed I find this quote about us, nurses, in celebration of International Nurse’s Day 2020, ‘the year of the nurses and midwives’ . Although until the aftermath of the pandemic, the world had not recognized our efforts much but chalo der aaye durust aaye.
Snide remarks about nurses being ‘just nurses’ or ‘doctor’s assistant’ may never escape stereotypes but nurses dispense love , empathy and compassion without even a prescription.
And as much as all of this and the quote stands true, there is another reality that escapes our sight that nurses are not only someone in comfortable scrubs involved in direct patient care but quite a few of them are brilliantly talented beings possessing remarkable talents in various sectors other than medical.
Therefore this quote has motivated me to present you few such nurses, I have come across in short span of my career who have polished themselves up over the time with their hard work.
She is an Indian classical dancer, competed in many state level dance competitions during her school and college times.She is very well gifted,elegant and graceful whilst she performs She is a prizewinner for the famous Indian classical dance ‘Mohiniyattom’ at district level.Her fluidic body movements can keep one mesmerized. She is currently working as Nursing officer at AIIMS,New Delhi.
He is a young man with the most undoubted brilliant talent in the field of information technology. Besides being a staff nurse at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust, UK; he possesses vast experience as technical administrator and big data processing. Not to forget he is our chief web designer aswell. Govind has the passion and vision of uplifting our profession to greater heights by continuously innovating and improving nursing practices with the help of his exceptional knowledge of technology. He is also an amateur travel blogger and has been giving visual tours of Oxford City through his Youtube channel https://m.youtube.com/user/gvndsoni20
reach him at https://govindsoni.com
Dr. Prof. Janet J.
A renowned Indian film artist and film maker, Dr. Janet has completed her doctorate in Nursing from the TNDMGR University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India and Phd. Psychology from Bharatiyar University, Coimbatore, TN, India. She has upscaled her career from being a Clincal Nurse to Professor cum Principal at private and government. instituitions of nursing.
She has bagged various awards for her work and also runs her own production house “ Daiwik Productions”. ( www.daiwikproductions.com ). Dr Janet’s prodigious work has not only inspired the audience but us as nurses too. She has upheld the Nursing profession with her various degrees and continues to do so by publishing scientific research papers in accredited journals of nursing and psychology.
Another nurse endowed with admirable talent in writing poetry, she has written poems about day to day struggle of a nurse, on current issues and few inspirational poems about life. She is presently working as a nurse in Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi. Pooja wishes to inspire people by her lyrical and melodious poetry and bring awareness about social issues through her art.
Take a look at one of her work ,a poem about nurses: http://youtu.be/KKy0t5efAO4
It is 21st century and how can we as nurses stay behind. Sarath has astonished me with his inexplicable talent in rapping . A charming and upcoming rapper, who has used rapping as a medium to vocalise his feelings and express himself. After working in India, he is now working as a Nurse in Dublin, Ireland. He does a lot of experimenting in genres like Rap, Pop, Trap and EDM. For all the music lovers out there, do check out his work using this link https://youtu.be/YKTi5MIux5g
Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/thenomadicvoice/ to catch up with his latest work.
Hailing from Trivandrum, Kerala, after studying BSc.Nursing from Rev. Noorunnissa College of Nursing, Karnataka, Reghu started working as a staff nurse in India and then moved abroad to HSE hospital in Cork, Ireland. With zeal to explore and experience new places, their culture and the adventure they hold, Reghu has chosen travel vlogging on Youtube to share his experiences with the world. The way he tells his story is not only engaging but also inspiring to get one up and pack bags for a trip. Here’s a Youtube link to one of his works.
One can also follow him on his social media handle :https://instagram.com/vaisakhreghu?igshid=1a53c99sxj2cr
These are the few people in nursing who have not only poured their heart and soul into caring for patients but have surprised the world in totally different way. The article is dedicated to all such nurses who continue to bring a change in the viewpoint in how the world sees nurses. I hope this inspires young nurses to come out their nutshell and show the world that nurses are versatile and exemplary heroes.