The Giving H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Providing Essentials) project provides service-learning while assisting the homeless and gives UL nursing students the opportunity to collaborate with local businesses inside and outside the healthcare profession to meet the needs of the homeless.
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center recognized UL Lafayette nursing student, Zachary Orlando with the OLOL Outstanding Nursing Student Award for the Spring Semester. The staff, unit supervisor/charge nurse, clinical manager/director and clinical instructor selected Mr. Orlando based on qualities he exhibits aligned with the mission and core values of OLOL including: Service, Reverence and Love for all of Life, Joyfulness of Spirit, Humility and Justice.
The selection team shared a few comments made about Zachary:
o “This person is always a team player and willing to help peers as well as nursing staff whenever needed. Also, this student nurse is caring and compassionate toward patients and their family members. Recognizes the needs of the patient beyond medications and tasks. Some could say this person has “mad IV skills” and is adored by the patients, especially “the little old ladies.” Nursing is not only caring about the physical aspect of a patient but also the emotional and spiritual and Zack displays these nursing core values.” –Staff RN
o Always willing to help, doesn’t hesitate to pitch in
o Level-headed, Great under pressure, Organized
o Great rapport with patients, families and staff
Zachary will be working in Oschner’s Emergency Department.