I’m glad you are here!
When you are a nurse you know that everyday you will touch many lives and many lives will touch yours. These are the connections that make up our world.
Come on in and connect with me…
I have been a registered nurse in the state of Ohio for over twenty years and am looking forward to many more.
That being said, first and foremost, I’m a mom! I’m a mom, a sister, a wife, an aunt, a niece, and a friend.
The relationships I’ve built over the years are priceless. The people in my life are my why – family, patients, & friends. They are what gets me out of bed in the morning.
They are what drives me to get out there and try to make a positive impact on the world!
I started out my career working in a hospital on a medical surgical floor with a focus in oncology. Then I began working in intensive care units. In effort to have more control over my schedule, I started picking up at other hospitals as an agency nurse and eventually did this full-time for several years. I worked mostly night shift at almost all the nearby hospitals on medical/surgical floors, intensive care units, & telemetry floors. I worked in the post anesthesia recovery unit, emergency department, hospice, and monitoring subjects in clinical trials for research. On a couple of rare occasions I also worked postpartum.
That was a time in my life when I would work wherever I was needed often on short notice. I enjoyed learning new areas. Even though my hours were weird, I was able to enjoy lots of family time.
One summer, when hospital staffing needs were down, I was ready to try something new, so I switched & worked for about a year in home care.
After that, I took an opportunity to work away from the bedside for a managed care organization case managing workers compensation claims. During this time I became a Certified Rehab Registered Nurse (CRRN). From there, I moved on to work for a larger health insurance company also in a case management position.
During this time I sat for another exam and became a Certified Case Manager (CCM).
One thing has led to another… my family relocated and I resigned from the insurance company. I have since been filling in when needed monitoring subjects in inpatient clinical research trials. I am also working again at hospice on a per diem basis.
That’s where this blog comes in.
Over the years I have accumulated many resources and wanted to create a hub of my own to share some education and some good resources for healthy living.
I’ve included links to many free online sources on this website. I also plan to be offering ecourses, ebooks, products, and health coaching in the future.
I’m happy to have been in each of the areas I’ve worked because every career move I’ve made has helped me gain new perspective to grow as a person and a nurse.
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