Student Spotlight: Kristin Hill
Credentials: APRN, MSN, FNP-C, BSN, BA
Student Status: Current student
City & State: Waco, TX
Current Position: I work at Advent Healthcare in Waco Texas for Dr. Brent Bauer and Dr. Lance Ellis, Orthopaedic trauma surgeons. They sent me to NIFA’s program.
When and where did you get your RN and FNP degrees? Baylor University RN in 1992; Baylor University FNP in 2015.
How did you come to choose perioperative nursing and how long have you been in the perioperative setting? I really just got this job in orthopedic trauma surgery due to a contact with my neighbor, who was the practice manager with the surgical group.
What is the scariest moment you’ve seen at the table? For me, being brand new (1 year) to surgery the scariest part (believe it or not) has been learning positioning, prepping, and draping for proper exposure. Femur day @ SSW was awesome. ?
What is one technique or RNFA trick you learned at the NIFA workshop that you will use for life? The slider knot and perfecting burying the knot for subcuticular sutures.
How do you feel having your RNFA will impact your life/career? Give me/my surgical group ability to bill. Give me much better skills. Increased confidence. Great class!
Cervical Health Crossword Puzzle
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