Win Mouk, RN
Win Mouk, RN
Nursing the neediest members of the community is a tradition in Win Mouk’s family, and he is following in his mother’s footsteps.
“I was inspired by my mother to pursue a career in nursing,” he recollects, pointing to his mother’s “beautiful mind” as a major influence in his life.
“She nursed, helped and supported poor and geriatric patients by using her own house, and turned it into a non-profit clinic,” he adds, noting that observing his mother led directly to his strengths as a nurse, including efficiency, empathetic listening, effective communication and teamwork.
Mouk has spent 14 years as a nurse, the past seven with NYC Health + Hospitals, where he currently serves as a Staff Nurse for NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health.
Nominators praise Wouk for going “above and beyond, for not only the patients, but staff as well,” one person comments, adding that Wouk “makes the patients feel comfortable on the unit and they feel they can come to him for anything.”
Another nominator notes, “Nurse Win always collaborates with the mental health and DOC staff to provide the best treatment for the clients. Working with mentally ill men who are incarcerated is a tough job. However, Win takes pride and care in treating all the patients on the unit. Win is caring, selfless, understanding, and most of all compassionate.”
Mouk says he is embracing technology as part of the future of nursing. “Tele-nursing will become essential and surely be fruitful in the future,” he points out. “With the aid of advances in information technology, every client will have access to professional nurses, who will provide for and direct their needs.”
NYC Health + Hospitals ICARE values are critically important in nursing, according to Mouk. “All five I-CARE values are important and must be applied in day-to-day nursing practice,” he remarks. “This allows us to achieve our goals, giving mutual benefit to the client and the caregiver.”