Registered Nurse: Philippines: RN
NCLEX Passer: Nevada: USRN
Desert Springs Hospital
Las Vegas, Nv
Clinical Supervisor Medical/Surgical/Stroke Unit
Daisy Awardee 2017
DAISY Award recognitions honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve, and throughout their careers – from Nursing Student through Lifetime Achievement in Nursing
My UB education has taught me the fundamental knowledge I need and use daily to navigate the complexities of nursing as a whole entity. You see, there are complexities you have to navigate in the field of nursing that is not taught in our books, and that’s where our fundamentals of nursing come into play. I didn’t realize our UB education has taught us these until I had to use them in the field! Look, We may have taken these things for granted, such as our leadership classes. Still, once you are in the position where you’re trying to figure out what to do when there’s a conflict you are trying to resolve between members of your staff, do you look back and realize you have already taught this take, for example, the chain of command over and over again we have been told about the chain of power, and yet I didn’t hold its actual value until I had to rely on that to resolve inappropriate behavior from one of my colleges (both of our minds you were in leadership) there are small things as well such as our SOAP planning, when I was a student I said “no one is ever gonna do this is real life practice” what I didn’t realize was, you don’t do it on paper as we do, it has ingrained in our minds, and we use it almost instinctively mainly because they repeatedly taught us to make them… delegation as well is something I use on a day to day basis. I learned that when we were just in our community nursing. I use what I learned from our pathophysiology to teach my patients about their disease and the medications they are taking, the operations they are about to take, even explaining to family members the progression of the disease their family member is having, all of these applies to the fundamentals our UB education have given us.