I chose to become one of them. See, it’s easy to downgrade what a nurse does with their “doctor’s stethoscope.” But I won’t have any of that. I've spent the last seventeen years working in emergency departments, on the side of mountains and in private practices advocating, educating and caring for patients.
Unconventional RN is a combination of all the things I’m passionate about: education, advocacy and empowering patients and healthcare professionals. Teaching nurses how to find confidence, stand up for themselves, and reminding them that it’s okay to take care of themselves too. Nothing brings me more fulfillment than helping people on their worst day or their best, but helping healers comes pretty close. Except when they beat me up - but I’ll save that story for another day!
Outside of the hospital, I am obsessed with traveling. So I’m a pro at traveling with kids and by pro I mean it’s all good until one of them projectile vomits! I love music and playing my guitar (I used to be in a band). When I’m not landlocked, I love surfing long breaks. And the ski patroller in me believes there are no friends on powder days! If you’re still reading this, and I haven’t scared you away yet, RAD! I knew you were unconventional too! Have a look around at what I do, and I hope we get to work together soon!