PASSION IN NURSING- FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT: Bridges Skilled Rehabilitation in Bethany

PASSION IN NURSING- FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT: Bridges Skilled Rehabilitation in Bethany

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With an outgoing and bubbly personality, Brianna enjoys working with the patients as they recover through therapy and rehabilitation.

PASSION IN NURSING
FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT: Bridges Skilled Rehabilitation in Bethany

by Vickie Jenkins – Writer/Photographer

At Grace Living Centers, we recognize that all people are endowed with the great dignity of having been made in the image and likeness of our Creator. Regardless of our age or abilities, we are each special. It is for this reason that we aspire to treat each person – patient, resident, family member and each other – with love and respect; to serve people with compassion and dignity. This is our mission; this is our approach to life. –Grace Living Center-
Meet Brianna Bean, RN at Grace Living Center, Bridges Skilled Rehabilitation in Bethany, OK. Growing up in Piedmont, OK, Brianna attended OCCC for nursing. She has been a nurse for a total of seven years. Her first job as a nurse was working at Oklahoma Heart Hospital as a PCCU nurse (Post Coronary Care Unit) and came to Grace Living Center a year ago.
Brianna explained why she is a nurse. “Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a nurse,” Brianna said. “I had three younger siblings and I always took care of them. I just enjoyed helping them in any way that I could,” she said. “I found myself helping them succeed in whatever they set out to do and I helped them better themselves. We are all still pretty close and they have told me they appreciated me helping them when they were younger.” “I knew I would grow up to be a nurse. I like working here because when the patient comes in, they are not feeling so great but when they leave, they are feeling better. I guess you could say that I have a real desire to help others in any way that I can. It gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. That is why I am a nurse and I can’t image doing anything else.”
What is the favorite part of your job? “It would be the way I get to work with the patients and learn all of their backgrounds. I enjoy getting to know them. I work in the skilled area unit, which means the patient is here due to surgery or an accident or they are here for rehab. It is nice to work with them and see them get better after their stay here; which can be from one week to two months. It just depends on the patient and how they are recovering. It is nice to see the patient leave feeling good about themselves,” Brianna replied.
What qualities make a good nurse? “Above all, I think a nurse needs to be compassionate, and empathetic. They definitely need to have a lot of patience and be able to get to know the patient and understand them,” Brianna said.
When asking Brianna to describe herself, she said, “I guess you could say I am a bubbly person and outgoing. I can have fun and I can be assertive when needed. I am very considerate and kind or so people tell me,” she said with a smile. “I am a good team player and I love taking care of others. I guess that pretty much explains a lot about me.”
If Brianna were to give someone advice for entering the medical field, she would tell them, “that going to school to be a nurse can be tough at times, especially when they just get started, but the end payoff is worth it. The gratification you get at the end is amazing! Just don’t give up and know that you can do it!”
When Brianna is not working, she likes to spend time with her nine year old daughter, Jocelyn. “We love to sing and dance all the time and act silly,” she said with a laugh. “We love just being ourselves. Jocelyn really likes art so I like to do art work with her. For myself, I am on a softball team and love to play. I have been playing softball since I was five years old. I have played soccer in the past but haven’t played that in about a year. I like to stay active and busy doing something all the time. I guess you could say that I am pretty outgoing,” she said.
If you could sum up your life in one word, what would it be? With a quick answer that seemed fitting for her, Brianna said, “adventurous.”

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North Campus Positions:
· RN Director of Pre-Admission Testing, FT, M-F Days
· RN Med Surg Days, 7am-7pm, FT – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN OR Circulator, M-F Days, FT – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN Pre-Admission Testing, PRN, M-F Days, FT – $3000 Sign on Bonus
· RN Pre-op/Phase II, FT, M-F Days
· Surgical Tech, FT, M-F Days
· Radiographer, PRN, Variable Days
· Patient Care Tech, Med Surg, FT and PRN, 7pm-7am
· Patient Care Tech, Med Surg, PRN, 7am-7pm
· Medical Asst, Pre-Admission Testing,
PRN, M-F Variable Days

South Campus Positions:
· System Director of Pharmacy, M-F Days
· RN Director of Nursing, M-F Days
· RN Quality Analyst, FT, M-F Days
· RN, Med Surg, FT, 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN, ED, FT, 7pm-7am – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN, ED, FT, 11am-11pm, Weekend Premium Contract – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN, ED, PRN, Variable Days/Nights
· RN Pain/Endo, FT, M-F Days
· RN Pre-Admission Testing, PRN, Variable Days, M-F
· Radiographer, PRN, Variable Days
· Patient Care Tech, FT, Med Surg, 7am-7pm
· Surgical Tech, PRN, Eyes, Variable Days/Hours
· Patient Access Representative, PRN, 10am-2pm, M-F (some weekends)
· Patient Access Representative, ED, PRN, Every other Sunday
· Coding Analyst, FT, M-F Days

Northwest Surgical Hospital Positions:
· RN OR Circulator, FT, M-F Days – $5000 Sign on Bonus
· RN, Med Surg, PRN, Variable Days and Nights, 7am-7pm, 7pm-7am
· Radiographer, FT, M-F Days, $2000 Sign on Bonus
· Paramedic, FT, Med Surg, 7p-7am, Variable nights, $1000 Sign on Bonus
· Sterile Processing Tech, FT, M-F Days – $1000 Sign on Bonus

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