When did you know the ICU was for you?

I still remember THE moment I knew I wanted to be a critical care nurse. Yes, I broke the mold. I eventually was a new grad nurse in the ICU.

Almost 15 years and two degrees later I’m now an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner still working in the ICU.

Yep. You could say I love it.


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The #1 piece of advice for ADN nursing students?

I started my nursing career journey as a diploma graduate, which is quite similar to the ADN = Associate’s Degree Nurse. Both are approximately two years (or less) of didactic learning where you acquire the number of required clinical hours to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. Upon completion of the ADN program, you will have your Associate’s in Science in Nursing. Whereas the diploma program is just that, you graduate with a diploma (this is usually a hospital-based nursing program). Yours truly started in an 18-month accelerated diploma program many moons ago.

A great question from the tribe. I answer this question, not only for all ADN students, but my piece of advice is applicable to ALL nursing students. Watch the video below:

 

 

 


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Does choice of nursing school = career success?

Will I be more successful as a nurse by going to a specific nursing school?
Does your choice of nursing school influence your career success?
Will you be passed over for a job position because you weren’t alumni?

Hmm, another great #heysean question. I think there are two things to think about…

 

 

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