I am an Emergency Room/Trauma RN, straight into the ER out of nursing school. I am ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, and ASLS certified. What the general public doesn’t know or understand, is that these certifications give me the training and responsibility to recognize and treat many different life threatening situations, by myself, without a doctor present. I have run codes and traumas with my fellow nurses and CNAs, without an MD anywhere nearby because of the shear number of high acuity patients we see. We are highly skilled medical professionals, with hundreds of hours of education through our careers. Our education never stops simply because we graduate. Healthcare is constantly changing and evolving with new technology and medications, and we increase our skills and knowledge base accordingly.

- DA September 22, 2015