My Professional Life
as A Nurse
Welcome to the most special corner of my website.
For over 9+ years now I have been working bedside in the secret gem of a unit called the "Neonatal Intensive Care Unit." (NICU). After 4 years of collecting memories, experiences, & developing my career, finally mustered up the courage to start this blog.
I graduated from the University of Arizona (#beardown)
with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012.
I moved home to Los Angeles, CA where I took my NCLEX & obtained my first job as a NICU Nurse Resident.
After completing a 22-week nurse residency program I began working bedside as a Clinical Nurse I, turned to
Clinical Nurse II, and then Clinical Nurse III. I took on positions within my unit and became a member of several committees, championed many bedside educational opportunities, and trained as a core staff for the
"Small Baby Unit," specialized in Surgical NICU, and obtained my national certification RNC-NIC.
I have worked as a staff nurse, travel nurse, nights/days, and Per Deim. In addition, I have worked Pediatric Critical Care Float Pool (CVICU, PICU, Oncology etc) and currently seeking my MSN in leadership to become a true leader in this space.
I am thrilled to be starting this new journey and to share my experiences along the way.
I hope you find this fun, informative, and inspiring!
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