Influential Members

Meet the awesome influential nurses who love Between Us Nurses!

Kimberly Darpoh, BSN, RN

Bio
Kim was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She graduated nursing school in May of 2017 and is working as an ER nurse. She also takes pride in being a wife, mom, and entrepreneur. She aspires to be a Family Nurse Practitioner and has dreams of opening her own clinic one day.

Thoughts on the platform
As we all know these are trying times right now, with the ongoing pandemic. What I love about this platform is that it provides an outlet for nurses to share their thoughts and feelings with others who can relate. It truly helps to bring us together during this time and I know many of us need that right now.

Where to find her
IG: @nursekimdarpoh
Website: www.nursekimdarpoh.com

Kimberly Darpoh
Tami Elizabeth, BSN, RN

Hospice Nurse Case Manager

Bio
Nurse Tami is a 35-year-old wife and mother of two boys. She has been a nurse for 8 years, the last 3 years have been focused on hospice and death positivity. She took over a year off of nursing due to burnout. Hospice saved her nursing career. Now she sits in quarantine for covid-19 advocating for the safety of healthcare providers during this global pandemic. #N95orBUST

Thoughts on the platform
This platform is an incredible way to attract nurses and allow them an area to speak freely about what is occurring—without corporate hanging over your head.

Where to find her
IG: @nurse.tami
FB: @tamirnbsn
Website: nursetami.net

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Melanie Jade Boulerice, RN

Bio
Melanie Jade Boulerice has been a practicing registered nurse for 7 years in the emergency room & psychiatry. Graduated from John Abbott College in 2013, where afterwards, she jumped right into the shark tank of the emergency room. She later began her BScN degree at St. Francis Xavier University that she had successfully completed in 2019.

During her first years of practice, the lack of resources for nurses and patients sparked an inspiration to create new resources and clarify the existing. She developed a program where nursing students who are in preparation for the Quebec licensing exam (OIIQ/OIIAQ) can have a resource for study tools, tutoring and mentorship for the health care field. She is now a teacher for the OIIQ exam workshops through John Abbott College.

Since then, Melanie grew to understand the health care system and the needs of the people that she interacts with during care. She opened a business in mobile nursing services, student nurse mentorship program and an emergency nurse event service called Nomadic Nurse Agency. This way health care is accessible and resources are taught to be utilized accordingly. She balances this all with working in the busy emergency room at Montreal’s Trauma #1 center and is honored to have been taught by amazing nurses throughout her years.

Thoughts on the platform
The platform is an excellent resource for nurses to connect on a global scale to discuss current issues including COVID-19. It’s a great platform to connect and share ideas, express feelings without scrutiny and spread the knowledge and positivity.

Hailey Samson, SN

West Coast University attaining BSN

Bio
Hi I’m Hailey, I’m a nursing student completing my last semester of nursing school. Currently due to the Covid-19 pandemic my didactic classes and clinicals have been switched to Virtual courses. As a future nurse, times like this can be scary to witness the hardships of our fellow medical professionals.

Thoughts on the platform
Between Us Nurses is a safe space where we can express our thoughts and concerns as well as encourage one another to continue despite the uncertainty we face every moment because we’re all in this together!

Where to find her
IG: @nurse_hailey_

Hailey Samson