A North Texas family and the college campus is mourning the loss of a beloved registered nurse who came out of retirement to teach future frontline workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis, only to die of the virus herself.
“She was doing what she loved,” said Selene Meda-Schlamel, daughter of Iris Meda. “Despite the risks, she was living life to the fullest. On her own terms at the time. Trying to prepare future nurses for this country.”
That is what brings comfort to the family of a wife, mother, and grandmother full of life and generosity.
Iris Meda was a high school drop-out who went on the earn her GED diploma and eventually her degree to become a registered nurse.
Meda retired from the North Texas Job Corps in January where she was an administrator in the clinic
The 70-year-old told her daughter she felt the need to come out of retirement.
“One of the reasons she wanted to be an educator, specifically in nursing at this time, the reason she came out of retirement to pursue it was because of the pandemic,” said Meda-Schlamel. “She wanted to train other frontline workers to help in this crisis.”
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Hundreds of healthcare workers have flown to the city of Fort Worth to pick up shifts from exhausted nurses and doctors. Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse. Our front-liners had dedicated their lives and services for our safety. They are our capeless heroes, and we thank them for the dedication that they showed to us.
If you are a Nurse in Fort Worth who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Fort Worth nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or email@example.com. Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.