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A Force for Positivity A common thread among the # BCENInstaCrew and so many nurses on Instagram is the focus on positivity in nursing . We aim to inspire and support excellence , and we invite engagement . And , at the end of the day , the message is always to stay motivated , stay encouraged and be confident in the care you provide .
So , if you decide at any point to pick up the mantle as a nurse Instagrammer ( and maybe you already have ), you can be a force for good for your colleagues and peers . Whatever your nursing niche happens to be , you can end up touching a community well beyond that , and even inspire the next generation of nurses . Along the way , you just might find you are getting as much as you are giving . n
Everett Moss II , BSN , RN , NRP , CCRN , TCRN , CEN , CFRN , CPEN , CTRN , is currently enrolled in Emory University ’ s DNP anesthesia program . A nurse-paramedic with more than 17 years of prehospital care , critical care , trauma , burn and ED experience , Everett is nationally board certified in six nursing specialties . He began his career as a firefighter and EMT and has a passion for EMS education .
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