Meet Morsey Beck, our health care professional of the month! Morsey is an LVN in the Houston, Texas area. A mother of four, it’s important for Morsey to create her own schedule, which is why per-diem nursing is the perfect fit for her. As you will read, everything about Morsey shines with kindness – from the impact she has on her patients to her wind-down rituals to maintain her health.
What made you want to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN)?
M: I made the decision to become a nurse while working as a CNA. Seeing the responsibilities that the nurses were required to have and do, inspired me to want to become an LVN.
What was your path to becoming an LVN?
M: I worked as an CNA for two years and I was in nursing school at the same time. I worked nights for one year, then down to weekends only the following year.
What is your favorite part of the job?
M: The favorite part of my job is knowing I managed to help to create a better day or a better moment for a patient by simply putting a smile on their face.
What do you like most about Clipboard Health and per-diem nursing?
M: I love working per-diem because I can make my own work schedule which is great because it accommodates me being a working mother of four.
What do you like best about Clipboard Health?
M: I love Clipboard Health because I feel like I’m part of a team and not just an “employee “. I feel valued and important.
How do you manage a work/life balance?
M: Working per-diem helps me to balance work/life by being able to make my own work schedule.
What do you do to decompress after a shift?
M: The drive home is everything for me. I listen to motivational videos which helps to push any negative thoughts out of my thinking.
Tell me a story about a time you helped a patient that you will always remember.
M: Recently while working a shift, a patient asked me what agency I worked for and if they did home health clients because she would be discharging soon. She wanted to request my services as a private duty nurse. I was wowed knowing I had that big of an impact on her!
How has COVID-19 changed your perspective of working as a CNA?
M: Just knowing a pandemic came and changed so many people’s lives and my position as a nurse is making a huge impact on patient’s being protected and cared for which could mean life or death.
What is your personal philosophy/code when it comes to dealing with patients?
M: The golden rule, ‘Do unto others as u would have them do unto you.’
What are your personal rituals to keep yourself health?
M: I have a strong prayer life that means everything to me.
What qualities are important to you when choosing a facility to work for?
M: Organized and making sure all the right supplies and equipment are available. Also, the right resources are available for agency nurses for any unanswered questions.
What is top on your list to make your work experience the best it can be?
M: A positive environment that creates positive energy.
What advice would you give someone who wants to be an LVN?
M: My best advice is to be a nurse because you really care about people and want to help because that’s what it’s all about.
If you weren’t an LVN, what career would you do instead?
M: I would be a full-time writer and I will be pursuing more of that in the near future.