Welcome! My name is Amber Statham, and I’m a registered nurse at a local hospital in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) from Texas Woman’s University in December of 2014, and I have worked on a Cardiac Stepdown Unit since February of 2015.
I have been interested in the medical/health sciences field since I was a young girl – and in fact my parents swore I would become a doctor – but I truly didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life until about 5 years ago. When I started college I had the intention of becoming a pharmacist (I LOVE chemistry and biology), but realized soon after that I wanted to be more hands on with patients and involved in their comfort and care. I love the idea that nursing combines not only the medicinal side of healing someone, but also the mental/emotional & spiritual aspect of their healing as well. Nursing seemed like the perfect fit for me, combining the science of medicine and the art of serving and comforting.
After I took a 2 month CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) course in the summer of 2011, my decision to go into nursing was even more solidified. I loved working with the older people in the nursing home, talking to them, keeping them company, and taking care of them.
So after taking and completing the grueling prerequisites for nursing school, I started (in January 2013) and by the good grace of God FINISHED nursing school and passed the NCLEX to become an RN!
I have future endeavors to go back to school for my DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) – I’d like to specialize in becoming a AG-ACNP (Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner). However that’s a few years off as I am about to embark on re-defining my role as an ICU nurse and get some good experience at the bedside of critically ill patients before going back to school.
Thanks for visiting my little blog and following my adventures as a registered nurse!