Jewish Hospital School of Nursing (Nursing)
June, 1981 (Other)
I am an RN with 30+ years of experience. My main area of speciality is oncology and IV Therapy, however, I have also worked in ER and interventional radiology and also "subbed" in endoscopy. With the experiences I have had over the years, I'm good at doing and teaching procedures. I also have a strong background in pharmacology. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, home care, and private practice settings. Though this "response" is probably not a great representation, my verbal and written communication skills are very good. I still write a pretty good care plan too.
Nursing is a very complicated profession. You deal with every kind of people in a variety of situations. There are times when you deal with people when they are in very vulnerable positions--there are times when as the nurse, you find yourself in very vulnerable positions. We were taught in school that our job was to take care of people, not to judge them. At times, this can be very difficult, but it really is a necessary part of your job. Remember, each patient is different, and their plan of care has to be individualized to fit each one. It can be tricky, but also extremely rewarding. One of the things that makes being a nurse so unique is that you can do what 99+% of people can't do, and that is really special. People look up to nurses and it really is a privilege to be a nurse. I am an RN with 30+ years of experience. My main area of speciality is oncology and IV Therapy, however, I have also worked in ER and interventional radiology and also "subbed" in endoscopy. With the experiences I have had over the years, I'm good at doing and teaching procedures. I also have a strong background in pharmacology. I have worked in
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I have been an RN for more than 30 years and have licenses in Missouri, California, and Pennsylvania. I have a strong background in pharmacology, and am chemotherapy certified. I have worked in many areas of nursing and am very good at doing and teaching procedures. My IV skills are outstanding and I'm good with peripheral and central lines as well as PICC lines and port-a-caths. I am also responsible for a design change in the original Groshong catheter. I am very good at writing care plans and prioritizing patient needs. I can be a student nurse's best friend.
As an RN, I have to know quite a lot about drugs. While I am not a pharmacist, I can certainly teach pharmacology to a nursing student who is having trouble with it. I am chemotherapy certified and worked for 6 years in ER as a charge and triage nurse as well as treating patients "hands on". I also administered chemotherapy for 22 years and worked as a staff nurse administering all types of medications from antibiotics to blood pressure meds to pain meds orally, intramuscularly, intravenously and every other way you could think of to administer them.