Highlighting Stories: Black History Month

We love nothing more than sitting down with healthcare workers and learning all about their experience in their field, what makes them do what they do, and of course their experience with Gales®. 

In honor of Black History Month, we sat down with Blair McGhee, a Nursing Student and Gales® ambassador to get her take on the importance of the month and learn more about her experience in healthcare thus far.

Tell us a little about yourself?

Originally I am from Virginia, however I have lived in Michigan for about 15+ years now! I currently work part time as a nanny for 3 children while finishing up my last semester of nursing school at Chamberlain University. I worked in the emergency department as a medical scribe while completing my first bachelor’s degree. Fun fact about me is that I won ‘Most Memorable’ in high school during my senior year in high school.

What do you think is the most important takeaway from Black History Month?

One of the most important takeaways from Black History Month would be the celebration of all the achievements accomplished by Black individuals. It gives people a chance to better understand the changes that were made by our ancestors in which allow us to live in the ways that we do today.

If there is one piece of advice you could give a nursing student, what would it be?

The one piece of advice I would give to a nursing student is to ignore the negative Nelly’s. Do not let other students discourage you based on their own previous experiences. Walk into each class, each exam, and each day with an open mind and positivity throughout!

How do you find time for/what do you do to prioritize your mental wellness? 

Finding time to prioritize my mental wellness can be difficult while juggling work, school, and a social life, however it is pertinent to being successful! I enjoy reading books when I have time, watching tv, and going out with my friends.

Lastly, why do you love Gales®?!

I love Gales because of how comfortable they are and the cute colors that they offer! The Gales community is amazing, and I am so happy to be a part of it.