Brandy Romans has built a reputation for her cheerful, easy-going presence at Southeastern Spine & Neurosurgery. The seasoned nurse has spent the past 14 years working with Dr. Jay Jolley, and over that time, she’s learned that the nursing profession encompasses many roles. Romans says, “Some days are a lot of hands-on patient care, and then other days I’m drowning in paperwork. I might serve as manager, teacher, counselor, janitor, handyman, secretary, referee, or cheerleader in one day! As a nurse, you never really know what a day will hold for you.” No matter the situation, Romans doles out positivity and kindness to her patients and fellow staff. “I believe that a genuine smile can be an effective tool for providing comfort and making a lasting impression,” she says.
“I’ve always known that nursing is what I was meant to do.”
1. What do you love most about your profession?
The variety of people and circumstances you encounter, and of course the cliché statement that I love taking care of people … but I truly do love it!
2. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
My pinning ceremony – it was my first big achievement, and all of my family was there to share it with me. Nursing school was a very tough two years, but nursing is the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do.
3. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your patients?
No matter what the situation is, be kind, compassionate, and understanding.
4. What is your best advice for patients?
Just be open to what your doctor is telling you. Sometimes patients come in with a preset idea of what’s wrong with them and exactly what they feel they need. No medicine, surgery, or treatment will work the same for every single patient.
5. Do you believe in miracles?
Yes, because I know that my God can do anything! I truly believe that with faith, anything can happen in any given situation.
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