Hello friends! As you may recall, last month, in honor of Cherokee Workwear’s 10-year anniversary, we launched our Cherokee Heroes series that will profile 10 inspirational nurses from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Throughout the year you’ll see a new feature video and story each month that shares the highs and lows and day-to-day dedication of these professionals.
We are delighted to introduce February’s Cherokee Hero, Nicole Palacio-Bhojwani, RN, BSN, CPHON. She’s been a nurse for four years and works in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Aside from her big smile, what immediately struck us about Nicole is her colorful badge. It’s full of shiny stickers that she’s received from patients over the years. And not only do these stickers help her feel connected to these patients, the stickers also give her a special way to relate to new patients. Whether it’s about dinosaurs, My Little Pony, nail polish, or a love of dogs (to name a few), Nicole is always finding fun and funny ways to bond with her patients. A self-described Powerpuff Girl, she’s full of energy and is often running around “trying to kick cancer’s butt one day at a time.”
Here are some fun facts about Nicole:
- Being a nurse is one of her favorite things about herself.
- Her mom is her hero. (She’s an ICU nurse!)
- She wants those pursuing nursing to remember to stay motivated and stay driven. “It won’t just be a job, it will be something more.”
- She lives by the wisdom she received from a fellow nurse when she was just starting out: “Take time to play a little bit every day.”
To learn more about Nicole, check out our video. It won’t be long until you have a big smile on your face, too.
Love her look? Nicole is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Short Sleeve Knit Tee in White, a Cherokee Workwear Originals Snap Front Warm-up in Aloe and Cherokee Workwear Originals Drawstring Pants in Aloe.