Meet Our August Nurse of the Month: Shaneyl Rowe

Our latest nurse spotlight shines on Shaneyl Rowe, a Rosebud nurse who is surrounded by nurses at work and at home!

How did you get into nursing, Shaneyl?

I’ve always wanted to help people. Caregiving is in my nature. I’m the oldest of six girls. Making a difference in people’s lives was something I’ve always wanted to do – and I‘ve known that for a long time.

I’ve been a nurse for eight years, coming up on nine.

How did you come to Tribal Health?

I was working in the Rosebud facility when Tribal Health earned the contract. It was a much smaller company then.  I got connected with John and Morgan and decided to come on board with them. I have never left Tribal Health since! 

Have you always worked in the emergency department?

No, I haven’t. Before I worked in ED, I worked in Winner, which has an emergency room, Labor and Delivery, Medsurg, swing bed patients, and one ICU bed.

What drew you to serving on Tribal lands?

I’ve lived in South Dakota all my life. I knew there were limited resources available on Tribal land. I thought this was a good way to serve my rural community.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

Being able to see my patients feel better through the treatments that my coworkers and I provide.  

What advice do you have for other nurses?

To remember that we often see people on their worst day. Being kind is the easiest way to improve patient outcomes and overall patient experience.

What would surprise people about you if they knew?

My husband, sister, sister-in-laws, and mother-in-law all work in the nursing field for the local community.  I also have many other relatives that work in the nursing field all around the state. 

Do you talk shop when you’re off the clock?

We do try not to talk about work outside of business hours.  We enjoy getting together frequently as a family for many different activities. 

Thank you, Shaneyl!

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