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ANA Enterprise - Nurses Month 2022 / Thank a Nurse 2022  / Rachel Smith, RN, MSN PMHNP the nurse you changed my life

Rachel Smith, RN, MSN PMHNP the nurse you changed my life

Professor Rachel Smith was the most influential nurse that has ever crossed my path. An innate leader, she taught my Nursing Psych class for my accelerated RN cohort. She not only taught us the didactic component of a very important component of patient care but she also led our clinicals. I think what touched me the most is her treatment of the patients we interfaced with. A balanced and genuine approach, was how she modeled unbiased and professional care to patients, caregivers, and hospital staff. How fortunate I was to learn from her. I am so grateful that she continues to be a professional touchstone in my life no matter where we are geographically. She gave me the confidence to shine in my profession. I consider myself and all who have the privilege of being under her tutelage and medical care, blessed.