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Get to know the Sharp team: Meet Julianne Cook, RN

From high-quality patient care to supportive team members, working at Sharp involves many different moving parts that all contribute to The Sharp Experience. At Sharp, we ensure you are ready and equipped for a successful career in health care.

Learn about Julianne’s experience at Sharp and how it’s impacted her career as an RN.

I feel supported in my job on the medical intensive care unit (MICU). We have a very close-knit team.

Part of my role in our pod is to make sure that I know what's going on with the patients my team cares for. If one of our nurses needs help, then I know how I can step in and best help. As a nurse, you are never alone.

I think there’s a consensus from the nurses on our unit that you have your entire team to back you up. And yes, it’s chaotic, but your team will be there and will always have your back; everyone is 100 percent there for each other.

What makes Sharp different?

Sharp not only cares about the patient, but also focuses on the care of the family as well. Working here, you realize that you're not just taking care of the patient. Every patient has a mom, a dad, a sister, a brother, a husband — someone who is going to be there for them. You must realize that they are also scared. Your patient's scared. Their family is scared. They want them to get better. They want them to heal.

Sharp is very focused on allowing that patient to heal and allowing that family to heal.

What is the best part about your career at Sharp?

The people. I think the people that I work with are great. I started out as a student on the unit, I met some people and I was like, "Wow. If I can be half as great of a nurse as they are, I'll be set." And now, I work with these people and they're amazing.

On my unit, there's always opportunity for learning and growth, especially in the ICU. You have such critical patients and there's always new literature, new research coming out. Everyone is so eager to learn.

Working at Sharp, I know that if I have questions, I can go to one of five different places. I know who to ask and where to get these answers. If they don’t know the answer, they will find out and get back to me. That’s one of the reasons why I felt comfortable starting in the ICU where stress levels are so high. 

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