Thank You to Our Heroes!

Oksana Petrik, RN MSN Cardiothoracic ICU
Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital

Today we want to honor UCLA School of Nursing Alumni  Oksana Petrik MSN ’19. Here is her story as featured from our friends at the UCLA School of Nursing. 

"Here are some inspiring words from Oksana to our graduating students: 'I work as a nurse in the Cardiothoracic ICU at Ronald Reagan. I have cared for COVID-19 patients even before we really knew what we were up against. I have watched my unit transform overnight. The level of initiative displayed by my coworkers was remarkable. I am proud to be a member of the 7ICU team! To the UCLA School of Nursing graduating nursing students: The field that you have chosen to pursue is truly a work of heart. Some days, it will require all of you as you advocate for the safety and well-being of your patients. Some days, you will come home with tired feet and a tired heart. Some days, it will feel like you didn't make a difference. But EVERY day, you will have touched a life, changed an outcome and created a better healthcare experience for your patients. When you walk into that room to meet your patients for the first time, look at them through a personable lens - that is someone's mother, father, brother or sister. That is someone's friend. Remember that none of us are guaranteed a healthy tomorrow, and that is why we have today - to change, to make better choices, and to care for those entrusted to us to our upmost best ability. The golden rule is very key to the role of an empathetic and stellar nurse: Treat others how you want to be treated. And that, is how you make a difference.'”

Thank you to all the Oksana for your commitment, dedication, and compassion for your patients and communities. 

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