Dr. Bernadette Melnyk 's ' One Of The Bigger Dreamer Nurse Leader '

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One of the bigger dreamer nurse leader is Dr. Bernadette Melnyk who has a dream to improve people’s lives and make a change (Alumni WVU). She has understood that all painful experiences make her more stronger and well prepared to face any issue ( Mattson, James). According to James Mattson who is an editor of Reflections on Nursing Leadership that Dr. Bernadette Melnyk prefers to be called as Bern. Bern is born in1958 and grew up in a Republic small town in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. She came from a poor lovely family and have one sister and one brother. Her mother died in front of her when she was 15 years old. At that time, she has suffered a lot. She believed that the right diagnosed for that difficult event that prevented her form sleeping was the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because of that, Valium was prescribed for her by her family primary physician. However, she took the medication for a one night and decided to not take it again because she was feeling dizziness during the day. Her father and close friends were good supporter for her during that painful period. Few years later, she decided to be a nurses in the future because she volunteered at a hospital as a candy striper during high school. After that experience, she discovered that she has a passion to care for patients and help them to get better, but her father wouldn 't be able to pay the tuition for a bachelor’s degree. Her father has assured her that he is willing to work extra hours to pay…
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