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Year of the Nurse Spotlight on Jane Sweetman
A true calling is what Bayhealth Emergency and Trauma Center, Sussex Campus Clinical Coordinator Jane Sweetman, BSN, RN, CEN, says led her to become a nurse. “In high school, I knew I wanted to help people and I was very interested in medicine. So, I started out as a home health aide and I loved that, but I felt that I could do more and from there I continued my education,” said Sweetman.
This October will mark seven years since Sweetman joined the Bayhealth team however she’s been a nurse for 34 years. “It’s been amazing! I enjoy working here. I’ve worked the night shift for many years and my new shift 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. is a little unusual but it provides a great balance for me. I like it because I get to spend time with the day shift and night shift nurses,” she said.
When Sweetman’s not performing her administrative duties, she helps on the floor as a resource nurse. “If any of the nurses are experiencing a rough day, I step in and lend a hand where I can and most importantly, I also offer them guidance,” expressed Sweetman. “In a sense it’s my way of paying it forward, throughout my career I’ve had many great mentors and leaders.”
When asked what she considers to be her nursing “superpower,” Sweetman said her heartstrings pull when people are in distress and that she feels for people and what they’re going through.
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