A couple of months ago we had chance to chat with another one of our favorite nurses! She was kind enough to share her story with us and we wanted to share it with you all as we highlight her as a nurse and all of her accomplishments. We would like to introduce Chelsea Williams!
“If you would’ve asked me 5 years ago if I saw myself becoming a nurse I would’ve said heck no! I was honestly very misinformed about nursing and had no idea how many opportunities there were as a nurse.” Chelsea share with us that it wasn’t until she suffered a third degree burn from a grease fire that she found herself. She had to have multiple surgeries including a skin graft, and many follow up visits, which meant many trips to the burn center. She gained a greater appreciation for nurses and honestly felt like she had found her calling. She was on a pharmacy track at first, but decided to graduate with her degree in biology and then go back to school for nursing.
She is now proud to reintroduce herself as Chelsea Williams, BS, BSN, RN and founder of Living In Scrubs by Chels. She created her brand with intentions of highlighting the nursing profession and being a positive role model for those to come. Nurses and healthcare professionals live in scrubs most days so that is the name she ran with!
She states, “I believe we are not just nurses but we are the chosen ones, we are healers, we are believers, and go-getters. An athlete is an athlete on and off the field, everyday they must train, they must maintain a healthy lifestyle, and put in the work to achieve greatness. The same goes for nurses. I am not just a nurse, but I seek to be an inspiration to others.”
She goes on to say, “Nursing is not always glamorous it is hard work. To all of my nursing students, “Study hard with the end in mind. Know that nothing worth having comes easy. Be prepared for it to rain and to get wet if you want the beautiful flower to grow. Also have confidence in yourself and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”
She shared that she believes her journey truly allows her to be more compassionate for others. You really never know who’s watching and a smile can go a long way. Chelsea Williams is definitely Not Just A Nurse but so much more!