Pausitivity: R&R for the RN

Hi all!! I am still alive and well here in the travel RN world. I know it has been quite some time since I have written up a post. For one,  I have been extremely busy with my current contract here in LA. So busy that I renewed for the third thirteen-week assignment. Typically, January and February tend to be slower months in OR calendar, but at my current facility, it is completely upside down. Continue reading “Pausitivity: R&R for the RN”

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Surgeon Says…

No two surgeons are the same.  In fact,  even surgeons in the same specialty differ markedly in approach–every surgeon is clearly unique in there own special way. However, there are some sayings that are simply indicative of surgeon speak that I think we all can agree on for the most part. Take a gander at the top ten list below and let me know what you think, enjoy! Continue reading “Surgeon Says…”

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My Heroes of Harvey

As you all may know by now, last week, Hurricane Harvey ravished through my hometown of Houston, TX and the surrounding neighborhoods. ‘Hurricane’ is really an understatement because Harvey was not just a hurricane, but there were reports of tornadoes, lightning fires, road erosion, and perhaps the most devastating aspect of all, unprecedented flooding. Continue reading “My Heroes of Harvey”

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The Path to CNOR: Fears v. Facts


To be honest, I’m not a good test taker. To be really honest, I really dread taking tests. But,  almost five years ago, I was fortunate to take the CNOR exam and obtain my CNOR certification on the first try. I get questions all the time from surgical nurses about this test so I figured now was as good a time as ever to debunk some rumors as well as shed some light on the infamous four letter word. Continue reading “The Path to CNOR: Fears v. Facts”

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The Ten Commandments Of Surgery

Working in the OR for almost a decade now, I would like to think of myself fairly savvy on how interactions with different roles should be.  However, as a travel nurse,  I do realize that not all unspoken laws are fundamental to each organization. To make things simple, I have composed a suggestion set of rules for all involved in surgery to abide by. Enjoy! Continue reading “The Ten Commandments Of Surgery”

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