Jade A. Starry, RN, BSN, Nurse Resident and Registered Nurse at Gritman Medical Center, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of nursing.
A dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate nurse, Ms. Starry earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lewis-Clark College in 2020 and subsequently gained experience and her footing in the field as a hospital medical-surgical nurse for seven months. Over time, however, she had aspirations of being a labor and delivery nurse and so she applied to Gritman Medical Center, a critical access hospital serving the rural community surrounding the Moscow-Pullman-Lewiston area, upon hearing of a vacancy in its facility.
In September 2021, Ms. Starry entered into Gritman’s Nurse Residency Program, where she accrued 18 months of extensive classroom training and in-hospital work experience through all levels of patient care under the guidance of experienced clinical staff—Family Birth Center, Same-Day Surgery, and the Medical/Surgical Unit. She worked countless rotation shifts in the Family Birth Center, sometimes handling 10 deliveries daily. Now a Registered Nurse, she provides labor and delivery care and postpartum care for patients and their babies, as well as performs duties as a charge nurse. So far, she has found it extremely rewarding to have returning mothers and patients recognize her as the same nurse who delivered a previous child. “Not only is it special to take care of them again and reminisce,” she said, “but it reinforces that this is the career I feel I was meant to do.”
Ms. Starry attributes her success to hard work, perseverance, not being afraid to ask questions, and love and support from family, friends, and co-workers.