Faith Driven RN Makes Impact on Infant Mortality

Faith Driven RN Makes Impact on Infant Mortality

Meet Jasmine Williams, BSN, RN most known as Nurse Jazzy. She is currently a Registered Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse in Memphis, TN.

I have been through a lot to get here in my nursing journey and it is far from over. I have two degrees under my belt. My first one is in Healthcare Administration from the University of Memphis in 2017 and my second degree in Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Union University in 2018. I have worked at my current position for a little over a year now, in which I have learned so much about not only my career but myself.

What reasons did you become a nurse? 

I became a Nurse for many reasons. One reason is to make an impact on the infant mortality rate overall in the world. Another is to become a catalyst for change in the healthcare field overall for our African American women. I aim to break glass ceilings and encourage women to reach beyond what is in front of them.

What is your area of expertise?

My area of expertise is Neonatal nursing. I love everything babies. They are literally the most precious soul. 

What do you enjoy most about being a nurse? 

What I enjoy most about being a nurse is the impact that I have. Most people think nurses stay in the background to avoid stepping out of their scope of practice. However, we have just as much power as the Doctor. We are advocates for our patients above anything. This impact comes along with the deeply rooted love I have for truly seeing the miracles that happen every day.

Who inspires you the most?

Someone who inspires me the most is Michelle Obama. Yes, she is probably a really cliche answer. However, Michelle Obama did not let any adversity of being a black woman in the White House sway her from being her best self. She has seen the ups and downs and from what I see, she still remains as humble as possible. That has always been me. I'm truly thankful for God blessing me the way he has. I am able to share my testimony and remain humble to relate to those who need it most. 

How do you deal with Adversity? 

I deal with adversity by taking it straight on. Life is filled with obstacles. It is up to us as people to choose whether or not we want to see what's the effect of overcoming that obstacle or not. When I'm faced with adversity, I speak my portion to make sure my voice is heard. A closed mouth never gets fed. I believe even if my words aren't taken seriously, they were put out there. I make sure I surround myself with positive people and people that are as like-minded as me. Negativity only spreads negativity. 

What’s your favorite way to give back?

God has set out paths for each of our lives. Everyone sometimes experiences a moment in their life when they lose hope.  "So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it" Isaiah 55:11. God has a divine purpose in our life. My ultimate way of giving back is to make sure I fulfill my purpose to help others in whatever way God wants to use me. 
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