What did I REALLY know as an ER nurse?
But, during this time I discovered something very important about myself. I am an Emergency Room nurse. I know ER nursing. I am good at ER nursing.
The one thing I didn’t like about being an ER nurse all these years was that I didn’t know a lot about anything. Let’s face it, an ER nurse knows a little bit about a lot of stuff. I had focused most of my career as an ER nurse on cardiology because I wanted to know a lot about something, but now I realize I didn’t really know much at all.
One day I will go back to ER nursing, and being able to take what I am learning now, working directly with an amazing group of cardiologist will make me an even better ER nurse.
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