One Morning as an ICU Nurse on a Covid-19 Unit

Being a nurse is my calling — all parts of it at all times

Juliette Roanoke, RN
Elemental

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Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

4 a.m. — I haven’t even tried to go to sleep tonight. Why? Fear I guess, fear of being late specifically. I have to leave my house at 5:15 a.m. in order to get to work on time. I have to clock in by 6:45. I don’t need over an hour to drive the 35 miles to work but I still need to get…

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Juliette Roanoke, RN
Elemental

Hospice Nurse | Mental Health Advocate | Social justice seeker | Silver lining finder | Domestic violence escapee | Surprisingly fast runner