Meet Elizabeth Manu, Registered Nurse who was all smiles and appreciation when describing her thoughts on her career development and supportive colleagues throughout her Cobble Hill experience.
Despite the challenging work that goes into her day-to-day nursing job, Elizabeth shared how being receptive to her colleagues and constantly communicating effectively with her team, patients, and families has helped her succeed as a nurse. And besides critical thinking and problem-solving skills, Elizabeth adds that having a sense of humor helps elevate the patient-care experience she provides and makes her an even stronger nurse.
Curious to gain more perspective about nursing life at Cobble Hill? Keep scrolling to learn what Elizabeth had to share!
What attracted you to join Cobble Hill Health Center?
Before coming to the United States in 2017, I was a Registered Nurse in Ghana for six years and worked in surgical/medical, OBGYN, and pediatric/neonatal units. When I was searching for my first nursing job in the US, most facilities were unwilling to accept a new nurse from another country with no experience here. Cobble Hill Health Center saw my relevant experience from Ghana and gave me the opportunity to elevate my skills as a nurse in the US. I started in 2019, and I’ve been here for 3.5 years.
How do your colleagues support you in your nursing role?
When I first came to Cobble Hill, I didn’t know about the SigmaCare system, so colleagues working here for several years were willing to guide me and teach me what I needed to know. Because of my CNAs, Unit Managers, and Supervisors, I’ve been able to upgrade my skills in my nursing profession. I’ve learned during my time here that even if there is a shortage, CNAs are so supportive and make your work much more manageable than what you think will be a stressful day. There is always support to help you be successful.
You were a new nursing grad when you started Cobble Hill. What advice do you have for other new grads considering joining the team as a new nurse?
Nursing itself is difficult, but it’s important to work together as a team and help each other. It’s difficult when you start if you’ve never seen a patient before, but if you are receptive to colleagues and are willing to learn from your superiors, you’ll find that as time goes on, you’ll become more comfortable and confident with your nursing work. At Cobble Hill, we work as a team and help each other on the job, which helps everyone grow their skills. Thanks to Cobble Hill offering me my nursing job and helping me to develop my skills, I can share my testimony about how communication, wanting to learn, and respect have helped me succeed and grow my career as a nurse!
If you want to be a part of an organization where you’ll be supported in your growth and encouraged to share your unique voice like Elizabeth, visit our careers site today.