No more whining and crying from me, Rob is going home. After several months of trying to make it work at a job I don’t like, I finally got a job back where I belong……the emergency room.
I can’t wait. I learned over the past couple of years since leaving the ED, and especially in the past two months, that I am an emergency nurse. Just knowing I am going back makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
What did I miss the most? Being cursed at, being spit at, being kicked, punched and bit. Yes! I missed all of it. Along with the teamwork that ED nurses and the rest of the team have, the interaction I have with my patients and just the day to day work in the ED.
I have seen the joy of child birth in the ED, I have seen the heartache of death more times that I can even remember. I have seen the best of society in people that acted heroically, and I have seen the worst of society when a drunk driver destroyed an entire family. I have seen people do the funniest things that I still laugh at today, and I have seen people in the deepest depths of sadness.
I am an ER nurse, and I am proud of it!
Rob Cameron is currently a staff nurse in a level II trauma center. He has primarily been an ED nurse for most of his career, but he has also been a nurse manager for Surgical Trauma and Telemetry unit. He has worked in Med/Surg, Critical Care, Hospice, Rehab, an extremely busy cardiology clinic and pretty much anywhere he's been needed.
Prior to his career in nursing, Rob worked in healthcare finance and management. Rob feels this experience has given him a perspective on nursing that many never see. He loves nursing because of all the options he has within the field. He is currently a grad student working on an MSN in nursing leadership, and teaches clinicals at a local university.
Away from work, Rob spends all of his time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys cycling and Crossfit. He is a die hard NASCAR fan. Sundays you can find Rob watching the race with his daughter.
By Rob Cameron