Baystate Medical Center nurse resident Lauryn Cronin found the secret to being an excellent nurse by watching Khristine Morin, a member of the hospital’s Rapid Response Team.
an example to follow
Cronin said Morin’s calm and approachable demeanor in answering her many new grad questions has helped her become a better nurse.
Morin, a nurse for 17 years, works in a fast-paced environment, assisting in time critical situations to save a patient’s life. She also teaches and mentors nurses, interns and residents. That’s how Cronin – who remembers how nervous and apprehensive she was during her first experiences as a nurse at Baystate – was first introduced to Morin.
Letter of praise
Cronin was so impressed with Morin’s teaching and mentoring that she wrote a letter to Morin’s manager noting:
She consistently sits down with me and discusses my millions of new-grad questions and helps me identify appropriate resources to seek out in each situation. However, Khristine also makes sure I have a full understanding of the situation at hand. She points out information I would not have thought to look for. She is approachable and has never once made me feel as new as I am.
“Lauryn demonstrates her critical thinking skills and uses them to deliver care appropriate for each patient. She is going to be great nurse!” Morin said.
Photo: Lauryn Cronin, RN, (Left) and Khristine Morin, RN