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US Veteran and Nurse LaQuana Smith is on a mission to encourage and support other nurses.

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US Veteran and Nurse LaQuana Smith is on a mission to encourage and support other nurses.

May 29
02:18 2021
MEDSURG NURSING LLC is on a two-fold mission: to restore confidence in MEDSURG Nurses post pandemic and to help support nursing student success.

The idea of MEDSURG NURSING LLC came after owner experienced the loss of both of her parents in 2020 and a dear uncle in March of this year. During this time she was also working on the frontlines of the pandemic as Team Lead RN of two COVID MEDSURG units. Finally, after taking much needed time off for emotional and mental healing, she began doing some self reflection and decided she wanted to do something purposeful. Experiencing multiple losses in such a short period of time made her realize even more that life is so precious. This caused her to reevaluate all assets to ensure that her 11 year son would be financially secure.

She also wanted to ensure that she had things in place to help further the profession she is so passionate about. LaQuana realized how fortunate she was for nursing to become her reality, as she grew up on government assistance and completely beat the odds of statistics. In honor of her passion and desire for nursing, she has willed a designated amount of her retirement to go to Louisiana Tech University for a Nursing scholarship fund for financially disadvantaged. She thought further and realized that it would be nice to do something at a time she is able to witness giving back. That reignited her excitement and passion again. MEDSURG NURSING LLC was birth.

The purpose of the organization is to bring attention to the medical-surgical nursing specialty and to celebrate the hard work of its nurses. MEDSURG nurses served on the frontlines of the pandemic and did a MARVELOUS job saving lives and restoring health. However, many were left feeling unvalued, unappreciated by the organizations they work for, and their emotional well being took a toll. Many have had to seek treatment for their mental health and many others are near the breaking point. They feel emotionally drained and uncertain about their commitment to remain in the specialty or nursing altogether as the world is going on as usual.

To restore a sense of excitement to the nursing specialty MEDSURG NURSING LLC launched in time for a month of celebrations. Several MEDSURG Nurses were randomly selected from social media to receive free Nurses month gifts & prizes from owner, LaQuana Smith, using personal funds. Gifts were given and sent to several MEDSURG nurses in her residing city of Little Rock, but also to nurses Georgia, California, Massachusetts, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan. The first scholarship is planned for this upcoming Fall semester in the amount of $250 to help with initial nursing school supplies. A second student will be selected to receive a nursing school supply bundle with most of their needs met and an additional $50 gift card for scrub uniforms.

Any U.S. nursing student can begin applying for the scholarship on the website June 15th. Winners will be selected July 15th in order for students to receive funds and nursing school supplies in a timely manner before classes begin.

Media Contact
Contact Person: LaQuana Smith MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Email: Send Email
Phone: 501-566-4779
Country: United States