Hello friends! We are thrilled to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce this month’s Cherokee Hero, Jennifer Nam. Jennifer has been a pediatric nurse for two years, and she works with children with trach ventilators, pulmonary and respiratory issues as well as patients with diabetes. Jennifer pursued a career in nursing because she wanted to do something meaningful and important in the lives of others, and what she soon discovered is how much meaning and importance it brought into her own life. Every day on the job is different from the next, and while she never knows what she may encounter when she walks into work, she knows that each day is going to be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Her favorite part of her job is not only working with children and helping them feel better, but also getting to know their families and being able to provide them with care and support. She enjoys connecting with her patients in special ways, whether it’s bonding over a love of dogs (She always wears a button of her adorable two-year-old dog, Tate!) or even having an impromptu jam session complete with musical instruments. It’s no wonder that Jennifer describes herself as “silly” and “a big kid.”
Here are some fun facts about Jennifer:
- She finds her work to be adventurous, fun and rewarding.
- Her five must-haves are sleep, her badge, her stethoscope, a good attitude and the support of her coworkers and family.
- Her heroes are her parents who inspired her to work hard, her husband who is incredibly encouraging and her fellow coworkers. She and her coworkers “lean on each other and look to each other to be inspired.”
- She grew up loving Belle from Beauty and the Beast because Belle is smart, well-read and fearless. As Jennifer says, Belle “would make a great nurse!”
Jennifer tells us that you know you’re a nurse when you can’t help but give advice to your friends, and you always want to watch over the people you care about. And it’s Jennifer’s compassion, selflessness and caring nature that truly inspire us and make us proud to call her our Cherokee Hero of the Month.
For more about Jennifer, check out her inspiring video.
Love her look? Jennifer is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Round Neck Top in Red and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Low-Rise Drawstring Cargo Pant in Red.