Laurin Comeau, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
I was recently the subject of a blog, titled "Nurse Appreciation.” My patient wrote about how much my nursing care meant to her, and frankly, it got me a little choked up. Seeing—in writing—how much you made a difference when you were just doing your job validates what your efforts mean to patients.
I look back fondly on the years I was a nurse educator, as teaching is my passion. I took us on field trips to the Patient Safety Training Center, where we practiced a scenario I wrote to improve our response during chemotherapy reactions.
What about your job inspires you?
I look forward to making a difference in the lives of our patients, and I strive to be that nurse who gives the best care, every time.
Our patients become our extended family. We have a tenacious, determined patient population who keep on fighting. Their fight inspires me to be the best version of myself.
What do you like best about your department?
We deal with great joy when we help someone, and great sadness when someone we cared for has lost a hard fought battle against cancer.
Our team has seen many fabulous nurses come and go over the years, but one theme remains—we give our patients everything we've got.