Critical care nurse shows unbreakable commitment during pandemic

by Lisette Hilton
(—Toni Wilburn, RN, thrives as a critical care nurse. And after 30 years in the profession, Wilburn thought she was prepared for anything.

But even this nursing veteran, who is a critical care nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga., admits she never imagined a time when nursing would be so difficult.

Toni Wilburn, RN

“I have never worked this hard,” Wilburn said. “And I pride myself on giving great care and trying to go above and beyond. I hope that when we are beyond this — and I know we’ll get beyond this — that it will just be one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”

Wilburn isn’t just experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and going through the motions. She is excelling during what is arguably one of healthcare’s greatest challenges. She has used this time not to wither under the pressure, but rather to excel as

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