Tamika Jewett



 

Out first spotlight for October is Tamika Jewett. Checkout her interview!

 

 

1.)How long have you been a nurse? I have been a nurse for 5 and a half years. 
2.)Why did you decide to become a nurse? I decided to become a nurse because I knew since I was a young child that I wanted to
impact lives, the same way nurses impacted mine. I was a “frequent flyer” at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The compassion, love, and exceptional customer service that the staff at CHOP provided me with was inspiring. During my several doctor’s appointments at CHOP, I would come across many beautiful children in the halls and waiting areas, and I remember how passionate I was about caring for them. I was so passionate that I KNEW for sure that I’d someday be able to serve  people in medical need. And, do you know the best part about being a nurse? Not only am I of physical assistance, but of mental and emotional assistance as well. I am able to serve my patients buy providing personal care, skilled nursing care, and mental and emotional care all wrapped up in one! It is truly a blessing!
3.)Tell us about your company, how you are connecting the community and healthcare, and how your business can help healthcare professionals. So, I am a Licensed Practical Nurse as well as a Certified CPR and First Aid 
Instructor with the American HeartAssociation. My CPR company is designed to first off, break the impression that CPR and first Aid training is only for healthcare professionals. I am going to help individuals realize that just because their job doesn’t require them to be certified, DOES NOT mean that they should not take the course. EVERYONE should be CPR and First Aid certified every two years. I provide this training for employees at health care agencies, schools, sports teams, and even children who are a part of non-profit organizations. I am helping the community by reaching as many people as I possibly can and teaching them how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest, and giving them the skills they need to save lives. Accidents happen in our communities everyday. Whether its someone going into cardiac arrest, a drown victim, or gun shot victim, I have the tools and skills to train those in my community on how to act immediately in hopes of saving a life.
4.)What are your passions outside of nursing? My passions outside of nursing are helping others in any way possible. Whether it's just by providing a few words of encouragement, or buying a homeless person some breakfast from Dunkin Donuts, (which I do pretty often LOL). I also have a passion to 
run multiple businesses and help as many people as I can “level up” in life. 
5.)Where do you see yourself, within the nursing profession, in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself with an established CPR/First Aid training company with multiple employees, with a Nurse Aid Training program, and established in or working on a few other businesses. 
6.) What are you most proud of/biggest accomplishment(s)?  I am most proud of myself for being an exceptional mother. We have all been through ups and downs, but I’m most proud of myself for having the strength to juggle parenthood with being a nurse, and trying my very hardest and succeeding with
becoming an entrepreneur. So many people have told me things like “Girl you’re doing
too much!”, or “You need to slow down..”, but I ignored that. Ive always felt in may heart
that I had so much potential and such a strong desire to be more that a nurse with a job
or two on payroll. There’s ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with that but I just knew in my heart that I wanted something different. I have been setting a great example for my children and that is what is most important to me.
7.) If you were not a nurse what would your career be? If I were not a nurse, I believe I would be a massage therapist because that’s what I wanted to do before my mom sent me to my nursing program, I would be a CNA because that’s what I started out as before becoming a nurse, LOL, and I would definitely be an entrepreneur. Probably a hairstylist and owning a clothing boutique. I believe in having many different certifications so I would probably be doing quite a few things. Just giving a try to all of my many desires. 
8.)List all social media accounts and 
contact info for anyone who may want to contact you.
Find me on
Instagram @tjlanae_
Twitter @itsnursetj
Email: tljcpr@gmail.com
Phone: 267-999-9647

1 comment

  • This is a great spotlight. :) Makes me see the endless possibilities

    Reese

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