Being a nurse is probably traditional women's work. But the part that makes it a challenge [to traditional women's work] is that I'm pretty outspoken in my role of advocating for women and for the care they deserve. I tend to push hard on the medical community and that certainly is not a traditional woman's role.
I work at a place that they value questioning and challenging what a recommendation would be. Sometimes I say to a physician, 'why do you think we should do that? They've got this, this and this, don't you think maybe it should be that way?' And they'll go, 'Oh yeah, that's a good idea. Maybe we will do it that way instead.' Fortunately, I work at a hospital where patient care and informed decision-making are important. So my questioning and challenging are welcomed.