Connie Mason, RN, a nurse of 20 years, is a strong advocate for the nurse/patient relationship and finds deep value when both parties work together to reach the same goal. “Successful outcomes only happen when the patient is equally involved in their care,” Connie told NCNA.
Connie is an Endocrinology Specialty RN at the Wilmington Health Care Center - Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Currently, she holds an associate degree in nursing but will obtain her BSN this month! She plans to continue to strive for her vision of the nurse/patient relationship built on trust, dedication, commitment, active engagement and continual communication between both parties.
Inspired by NCNA’s Southeast Regional Director, Lisa Snow, Connie joined NCNA earlier this year. Since then, she has volunteered as Nurse of the Day at the General Assembly, attended Nurses Night at the Legislature and a Region event on the topic of Faith Community Nursing. She also told NCNA that the South Central Regional Director, Terry Duncan, took her under her wing at Nurses Night and introduced her to fellow nursing leaders and encouraged her to continue to advance in her learning endeavors.
Connie is proud to be a NC nurse, an NCNA member, and is motivated to use her voice to advocate for nursing. “Thank you NCNA for investing in me! My nursing career goals have been reignited!” Connie told us.
Connie’s Advice for a New Nurse:
Be as kind and patient with yourself as you are with those who have the privilege of serving every day. Mindfulness is a great tool when you are feeling overwhelmed. Stop and breathe.
NCNA thanks you for being a part of our community and for your passion for nursing, Connie!
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Connie's Advice for a New Nurse: Be as kind and patient with yourself as you are with those who have the privilege of serving every day. Mindfulness is a great tool when you are feeling overwhelmed. Stop and breathe.