My Professional Life

as A Nurse



Welcome to the most special corner of my website.

For over 8+ years now I have been working bedside in the secret gem of a unit called the "Neonatal Intensive Care Unit." After years of collecting memories, experiences, & developing a career, I have finally mustered up the courage to start this Blog. 

I graduated from the University of Arizona (#beardown), with my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (December 2012). I moved home to Los Angeles, CA where I took my NCLEX & obtained my first job as a NICU Nurse Resident.






NICU Nurse


I completed the 22-week residency program & started working as a Clinical Nurse I. I took on positions within my unit and became a member of several committees, championed many bedside educational opportunities, trained as a core staff for the "Small Baby Unit," specialized in Surgical NICU, and obtained my Clinical Nurse III.


Later, I sat on the Shared Governance board, a hospital-wide association to bring all areas of the hospital together to collect data and make improvements with nursing input at the forefront.

After moving to Los Angeles CA, I decided to take some

"Local Travel" positions to expand my NICU experiences.

I have worked in two Children's Hospital, University hospitals,

Non-Profit Hospitals, & Trauma I hospitals,

all amazing experiences! 

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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Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC. Nurse. Blogger. Podcaster. Tori has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, Sponsored Capella University MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador & Brave beginnings Ambassador. She has obtained her National NICU Nurse Certification (RNC-NIC) & has previously worked as a travel nurse, pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings. Follow her as she shares her NICU journey married life & juggles work, school, content creation, & brings you top notch Tips & Tricks along the way. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or info@tipsfromtori.com​​