Reflections on the medical mission trip that changed my life and nursing career

Motivated by her own experiences with poverty, one registered nurse followed her calling and took her skills overseas on a medical mission trip to serve some of the poorest and least fortunate families in west Africa. Jacqueline Gallegos, RN, spent the holiday season far away from her family and instead, surrounded by strangers in a … Continue reading Reflections on the medical mission trip that changed my life and nursing career

My journey to get better: How I lost weight and overcame chronic pain

I’ve cared for patients in a healthcare setting for the last 16 years, but it wasn’t until my own battle with chronic pain that I had an important realization about health: it starts with you. It takes a will to get better. That willpower is what inspired me to overcome chronic pain on my journey … Continue reading My journey to get better: How I lost weight and overcame chronic pain

Nurse embarks on mission to spend the holidays serving in West Africa

In this season of giving thanks, we remember to pause from our busy lives, take a breath and count our blessings. But one nurse is taking the spirit of thanksgiving even further — all the way to West Africa. Instead of spending the holiday season surrounded by family and the comforts of home, Jackie Gallegos, … Continue reading Nurse embarks on mission to spend the holidays serving in West Africa

Caring for our communities: Setting first-time mothers up for success

From television and movies to social media and mommy blogs, we’re often flooded with images of the “perfect” mom that perpetuate this idea of flawless motherhood. But what isn’t highly acknowledged is the support it takes to be a super mom. No woman can do it on her own. No man could either for that … Continue reading Caring for our communities: Setting first-time mothers up for success

Like mother, like daughters: A family of four nurses provide decades of care

Accepting a professional calling sometimes has us navigating through a career on our own. This is not the case in the Walls family. Donna Walls inspired all three of her daughters to follow in her footsteps and become nurses at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. Donna Walls, PhD, MSN, … Continue reading Like mother, like daughters: A family of four nurses provide decades of care

Why certified nurses make a difference in patient care

Working in the healthcare field is extremely complex, and every day new challenges arise. So, the drive to continually learn and adapt is vital. That’s why certified nurses are such a crucial part of the puzzle. These nurses go the extra mile by earning and maintaining the highest credentials in their specialty. In doing so, … Continue reading Why certified nurses make a difference in patient care