Hi all! I've been a clinical nurse for the past four years, ultimately transitioning to the ER which I thought would be the love of my life. I learned a lot, just not the lessons I'd originally intended. I have witnessed so many problems with health care up close and personal, as any ER nurse will attest - the frequent fliers, the underserved psychiatric population, the drug seekers, and ultimately the widespread abuse of the system. I had kind of an eye opening experience while triaging a young kid who got hooked on pain medication after coming to the ER with a relatively minor injury and now returned for detox. I realized in that moment that I am part of the problem. I see how many resources are wasted, how many unnecessary narcotics are given, how much room for improvement exists for most of the chronic health conditions treated in the ER. I truly had a crisis of conscience after this and decided that I needed to pursue something I could really believe in. That said, I am about to begin a role in management. I have big aspirations and hope I can help be part of a true reform that healthcare so badly needs - one day at a time, one small task at a time.