Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | February 17, 2023

Perspective of a Nurse

Alethia King shares her experiences of coming to Duke Raleigh and the supportive culture she discovered.

Nurturing a supportive environment for nurses is key to maintaining strong teams at Duke Raleigh. Alethia King has worked as a travel nurse in hospitals across the country for the past eight years. But as soon as she walked through the doors of Duke Raleigh Hospital, she noticed a difference.  

“I’ve never seen a hospital work so hard to keep their nurses present,” said King. 

“There are times you can be in hospitals and you feel like you’re an island and you’re working alone,” she added. “But I can say the managers, my co-workers don’t make me feel like that. I don’t have to worry about that here. I know at any given shift I have people that support me and care about me.”

King describes her experience working for Duke Health as a very rewarding one. One where she knows her work is valued and she feels seen and heard by her peers and leaders. 

“I’ve been at places you see the manager once a week. You know they’re very busy but they don’t connect with their staff. “When Doctor Griffith (President, Duke Raleigh Hospital) presented herself to the floor, I got a chance to speak to her. I wanted her to know that this is not the norm. I wanted her to know that this is not what every hospital is doing. I wanted her to know there was a difference.

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