Intely@Sea SME Profile – Rachel West

Intely@Sea is a five-day cruise out of Miami, Florida to the Bahamas, taking place May 9 – 13, 2022 in honor of Nursing Professionals Week! We are so excited to be a part of this celebration. It is going to be a trip to remember! 

Joining us on the cruise will be prominent nursing professionals who are subject matter experts and leaders in the nursing world. Some of them will be teaching courses on board for CEU credits. Each of them will be available to network and share their stories with you! Be sure to read up on each of these pioneers in nursing and follow them on social media as well.

Meet Rachel West

Rachel West, MSN, MHA, RN is the Director of Education at IntelyCare. She has over 15 years of experience in Higher Education and five years of ICU/Hospice clinical experience. One of her goals as Director of Education at IntelyCare is to make education accessible to everyone, and to provide support and enrichment for nursing students every step along the way.

Rachel is passionate about education, nursing, and innovation, and is one of the visionaries behind Intely@Sea.

Q&A

IntelyCare: What does Nursing Professionals Week mean to you?

Rachel: “Nursing Professionals Week is a time to pause and celebrate direct care professionals (nurses, nursing assistants, home health aides, etc.) as the work done by this group is the backbone of our healthcare delivery system.” 

IntelyCare: What does education mean to you? 

Rachel: “Education is the cornerstone – the foundation – to reaching personal and professional goals.” 

IntelyCare: What do you think everyone should understand about what it means to be a nurse? 

Rachel: “Nurses are chief problem solvers. We are able to assess complex, dynamic situations instantly and craft a unique response that is tailored to the complexity of the situation.” 

IntelyCare: What do you think every nurse should understand about the importance of self-care? 

Rachel: “They mean it on airplanes when they say to put your oxygen mask on first before attempting to help someone else in the case of a crisis. We can’t help others until we are healthy ourselves. It is impossible to pour from an empty cup.” 

Learn more about Intely@Sea here, and be sure to read about the other nursing leaders and subject matter experts who will be attending.

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