rnphd2b 1,169 Views
Joined Jan 18, '05.
Posts: 23 (4% Liked)
I live in Colorado and I am the Critical Clinical Nurse Specialist for a 200 bed hospital. I LOVE my job my areas of responsibility are ICU (20 bed mixed unit), Telemetry, Cath Lab, PCU and ED.
I do some education but mostly I guide practice by implementing evidence based practice, revising and constructing policy and protocol, I gather, evaluate and report data on patient outcomes, I head up the resusitation committee and the critical care council. I also round in the ICU, work one on one with the RN's , patients and families around the plan of care, outcomes and revisions.
It is a great job and I am very lucky to have it.
WOW good luck in all you do
Ok good luck to you hope you have a great career and hope nursing is as good to you as it has been to me for 37 years.
One1 or anyone going into the nursing profession,
Remember not to judge any of your patients for past action, mistakes or behaviors.
COOL me too. Good luck in your career transition from EMT-B to RN.
If you would not mind could you tell me what was "sketchy" about my previous post?
REALLY ? REALLY!? saying something good about DSN is sketchy? I am not being sketchy or mean or deceitful or disrespectful I just thought I would post something. I never thought I would have to defend my self about things that were perceived to happen four years ago. Sorry, I did not mean to open a can of worms just wanted to communicate.....my error I guess.
All explaination was taken care of with the webmaster. If YOU really need an explanation you could email me but I think things that transpired 4 years ago are insignificant in the present and I believe in living in the present. It is interesting that there are folks who want to prove someone wrong or at fault especially. As Jeannette Blair the founder and owner of DSN used to say "don't fix blame fix the problem instead" . So I am moving forward. I have nothing but good to say about DSN , the leadership and staff there.
As was discussed 3 years ago my daughter (who at that time was 20 and a student at DSN) were using the same allnurses ID and unfortunately did not realize the confusion that that would ultimately cause. I had email discussion with the webmaster and it was cleared up.
So anyway I was just trying to communicate on allnurses with me alone using this ID. I'm not 52 anymore....gone are thoses days do I get in troulbe or on the firing line because I did not update my profile?
I am the past Director (Dean) of DSN and I did not "have issues" when I left there. I came on board at the beginning wrote and designed curriculum, hired the faculty, welcomed the first BSN students, got program approval from the State Board of Nursing for the school and lots of other things. It was a big exciting job and I think I did it well and I am proud of my time there. I was glad to see my good friend Dr. Becky Lynch take over where I left off.
Anyway I left there to get back to nursing practice. I had been an academic for 15 years and yearned to get back to the practice of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care (which I am doing now) and be a "real nurse " again.
Good luck to everyone who attends DSN as I feel that it is a good school and has wonderful leadership in Dr. Deb Banik (also a friend of mine) and Dr. Lynch.
Jan Dionne APRN, CNS
Did dsn ever get accredited?
What is the current feeling on estrogen for a woman who at 35 had a total hyst and is now 53 and taking estrogen since the hyst?
I guess my question is..does he have spina bifida?
All the research and information that I have been reading says that the average age of a nurse is now 48 years old. I wanted to take an informal poll and see what the average age of nurses on this board is .... Not sure how we can do this, except to ask everyone to list their age. Perhaps me or someone else can average them and see if our nurses match the statistics.
I am 40!
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