‘Working at Rush is truly like working with family.’
I am beginning to really experience what it’s like to plant roots in this organization.
Meghan is a graduate of the Rush University College of Nursing.
“When I was a student, I was always amazed by my instructors’ tenure,” she says. “Some of my professors started their careers at Rush 30-plus years ago and they continue to love working and teaching at Rush,” she says.
Meghan left briefly as a new nurse to practice at another hospital. “Now as a doctor of nursing practice student and clinical nurse at Rush, I am beginning to really experience what it’s like to plant roots in this organization,” she says. “Working at Rush is truly like working with family.”
Meghan remembers becoming aware of the shared governance structure for nursing when she was a student, working as a nursing assistant at Rush University Medical Center. “I did not realize, however, how nurses are encouraged to become involved early in their careers,” she says. “That’s not just something touted on a website — it’s actually true.
“I have been a nurse for three years and I am already the chair of my Unit Advisory Committee,” she continues. “It’s very rewarding to be able to engage with other nurses and feel like I have a voice despite still being a relatively new nurse.”
Meghan feels fortunate to have been part of the opening of the pediatric service at Rush South Loop. “I truly feel I have ownership in our clinic’s development,” she says. “Because of that, I have been able to build strong relationships with my patients and families. It’s so rewarding to be part of their Rush experience.”