Student Spotlight: Tamika Glisson
Name: Tamika Glisson
Student Status: Current student
City & State: Artesia, New Mexico
Current Position: OR Charge Nurse at Artesia General Hospital, Artesia, NM
Where did you get your RN degree, and do you have a specialty?
I graduated from Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.
Why did you choose perioperative nursing?
I was a surgical technologist for 10 years prior and periop nursing was the logical option to advance my career.
What is one of the most funny or scary moments you’ve seen at the table?
In neurosurgery as a tech my first case was an awake craniotomy. The case was in progress and when I realized the patient was talking on anesthesia while the bone flap was off, I passed out . . . I miss those early days.
What is one technique or RNFA trick you’ve learned from NIFA that you will use for life?
ORIF and Lap Cholecystectomy and various drain stitches. Invaluable information.
How do you feel having your RNFA will impact your life/career?
Definitely attend a SutureStar workshop and ask to observe in the OR prior to and after attending!