On episode 302 of The Nurse Keith Show, Keith interviews Jill Cohen, a Colorado-based nurse on a mission to save restaurants and feed nurses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Jill has devised an easy-to-use template that anyone can employ to create a locally-based fundraiser to connect a struggling restaurant and a hospital unit so that nurses get fed and restaurant owners and workers earn a living. A true win-win-win!
If you’d like to start a fundraiser where you live, Jill will give you the templates, emails, and everything else you need to make it!
Jill grew up in Miami in the seventies and eighties playing tennis, roller skating, and doing aerobics. She went to Emory University, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and earned an MA in English Literature from the University of Colorado. Afterward, Jill taught English abroad, taught writing at CU, and decided to pursue nursing. She initially wanted to specialize in sexual health education as a public health nurse and fix the whole teenage pregnancy problem. However, while earning her doctorate, she learned that hospital nurses get four days off every week. So, Jill became an ER nurse instead. She’s worked in Colorado, Wyoming, California, Florida, and Australia. She’s volunteered in Central America and pedaled as a medic on bicycle tours across Africa.
After a 20-year ER career, she recently started a new chapter as an RN on the virtual team at One Medical Group, saving lives from her living room. Jill also volunteers at the humane society, travels extensively, backpacks, bikepacks, snowboards, dances, teaches fitness, and is a varsity squad friend.
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