Traditional Visiting Nurses

National Nurses Week 2017: Letter from the Visiting Nurse Program Director, Tammy Ackiss

When Ruthi Moore retired this year after more than 35 years of NMCRS service, everyone knew she left big shoes to fill. As the Society’s first Director of Nursing, Ruthi Moore shaped the Society’s traditional visiting [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: Jo Walker Finds Her Dream Job Working As A Society Visiting Nurse

Sometimes the simplest gesture makes the biggest difference. When NMCRS Visiting Nurse Jo Walker was working with a retired USMC general, she realized his eyesight was not what it used to be and created a large-print [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: Heather Underhill’s Passion To Be A Nurse Started At An Early Age

When Heather Underhill was a small child sitting in the back seat of her parents’ car, she would get upset when an ambulance got stuck in traffic. “Someone in there is sick!” she would shout, and [...]

Visiting Nurse in Rota Helps Families Navigate Spanish System and Provides American Touch

It’s always helpful to have a visiting nurse come over shortly after arriving home with a newborn, but many of us don’t realize how important a visit from a Society nurse can be after a miscarriage [...]

Lindsey Potts-Szoke Brings Calming Presence to New Moms on Whidbey Island

She might receive a text from a new mom with a picture of a baby’s rash and the question, “Is this normal?” or spend two hours talking with a mom whose husband has just deployed, leaving [...]

Sue Waddingham Returns to the Roots of Nursing

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Sue Waddingham was 16 years old, she came upon the scene of a bad motorcycle accident. “It was pretty clear that it was going to be a fatality,” she recalled. “And [...]

Inspired by Visiting Nurses as a Child, Melissa Ludwig Now a Visiting Nurse for NMCRS

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During the night, Melissa Ludwig’s grandfather would wake up and call out for his Army buddies—the men he had served with in World War II. Even after he couldn’t remember his wife, [...]

New Visiting Nurse Watched Her First Baby Being Born While In High School

The first time she watched a baby being born, Katelyn Hamel was still in high school, doing a rotation in the labor and delivery ward for her anatomy class. “I knew from that point on that [...]

From Spider Bites and Coyote Wounds to TBI and PTSD, Nurse Susan Zebedies Has Treated It All

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Not every nurse has treated spider and tick bites along with wounds inflicted by coyotes and wild horses. But NMCRS Visiting Nurse Susan Zebedies has. “Nursing in the desert is different than [...]

Visiting Nurse Cheryl Mills Brings Maternal Instinct to Help New Moms Cultivate Theirs

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Cheryl Mills remembers her mom leaving the house in the early morning before the sun had risen. “When she was a nurse, nurses wore white and those little hats,” Mills recalled. “I [...]

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