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NURSE - SIMULATION SPECIALIST/INVENTOR: Inventor Of The Seizure Simulator

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Katie is a nurse, a simulation specialist, and an inventor. After receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing, she worked first as a labor and delivery nurse, then with a simulation training team. Here, she discovered that there wasn't a device that simulated seizures, so she decided to invent one. Today she spends her time nursing and running her company.

Degree: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Nurse - Simulation Specialist/Inventor

Job Summary: Registered Nurses

Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

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Minimal. Most training comes from coursework, which usually includes work in a clinical setting.

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$45,000 - $95,000
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20 to 30 percent
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Full-time, Irregular, Long hours
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Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Military
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Detail oriented, Empathy, Organizational skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills

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m='18270'>have</span> <span m='18480'>a</span> <span m='18650'>seizure.</span> <span m='19320'>So</span> <span m='19910'>it</span> <span m='20680'>makes</span> <span m='20960'>the</span> <span m='21040'>mannequine</span> <span m='21460'>look as</span> <span m='21650'>though it's</span> <span m='22010'>having</span> <span m='22300'>a</span> <span m='22350'>seizure.</span> <span m='23130'>And</span> <span m='23600'>then</span> <span m='23840'>the</span> <span m='23950'>personnel,</span> <span m='24390'>the</span> <span m='24890'>nurses</span> <span m='25390'>or</span> <span m='25890'>the</span> <span m='26030'>doctors,</span> <span m='26840'>will</span> <span m='27090'>then</span> <span m='27270'>respond</span> <span m='28190'>to</span> <span m='28700'>the</span> <span m='28880'>mannequin</span> <span m='29050'>accordingly.</span> </p><p><span m='30230'>We</span> <span m='30440'>sell</span> <span m='30750'>it</span> <span m='30890'>to</span> <span m='31380'>hospitals</span> <span m='32270'>and</span> <span m='33210'>schools,</span> <span m='34010'>universities,</span> <span m='35370'>for</span> <span m='35670'>training</span> <span m='36100'>purposes,</span> <span m='37040'>to</span> <span m='37220'>train</span> <span m='37860'>nurses</span> <span m='38590'>or</span> <span m='39220'>feature</span> <span m='39790'>technicians</span> <span m='40580'>or</span> <span m='41630'>already</span> <span m='41960'>practicing</span> <span m='42440'>nurses</span> <span m='42930'>and</span> <span m='43020'>already</span> <span m='43220'>practicing</span> <span m='43700'>doctors</span> <span m='44700'>to</span> <span m='44890'>help</span> <span m='45420'>to</span> <span m='45640'>work</span> <span m='45900'>on</span> <span m='46100'>mannequins</span> <span m='46770'>instead</span> <span m='47250'>of</span> <span m='47440'>their</span> <span m='47650'>actual</span> <span m='48040'>patients</span> <span m='48325'>so</span> <span m='48610'>that</span> <span m='48800'>they</span> <span m='48890'>can</span> <span m='49070'>learn</span> <span m='49570'>how</span> <span m='50270'>to</span> <span m='50560'>treat</span> <span m='50890'>a real</span> <span m='51230'>patient</span> <span m='52340'>in</span> <span m='52480'>a</span> <span m='52530'>safe</span> <span m='53000'>environment.</span> </p><p><span m='54740'>So</span> <span m='55070'>I</span> <span m='55260'>always</span> <span m='55620'>knew</span> <span m='55790'>that</span> <span m='55940'>I</span> <span m='56000'>wanted</span> <span m='56190'>to</span> <span m='56430'>be</span> <span m='56820'>a</span> <span m='57110'>nurse</span> <span m='57580'>or</span> <span m='57720'>a</span> <span m='57760'>doctor</span> <span m='58105'>or</span> <span m='58450'>be in</span> <span m='58720'>the</span> <span m='58810'>medical</span> <span m='59220'>field</span> <span m='59880'>ever</span> <span m='60120'>since</span> <span m='60490'>I was</span> <span m='60590'>little.</span> <span m='61320'>So</span> <span m='61540'>I</span> <span m='61650'>went</span> <span m='61890'>to</span> <span m='61990'>nursing</span> <span m='62350'>school,</span> <span m='62830'>which</span> <span m='63040'>was</span> <span m='63440'>a</span> <span m='63520'>four</span> <span m='63930'>year</span> <span m='64140'>program,</span> <span m='64879'>to</span> <span m='65010'>get</span> <span m='65230'>a</span> <span m='65300'>bachelors</span> <span m='65830'>of</span> <span m='65940'>science</span> <span m='66420'>degree</span> <span m='66810'>in</span> <span m='67268'>nursing,</span> <span m='67726'>which is</span> <span m='68184'>a BSN.</span> <span m='69100'>And</span> <span m='69560'>after</span> <span m='69880'>the</span> <span m='70000'>four</span> <span m='70280'>years</span> <span m='70550'>of</span> <span m='70640'>school,</span> <span m='71120'>I</span> <span m='71280'>went</span> <span m='71600'>to</span> <span m='71950'>Stanford</span> <span m='72400'>University</span> <span m='73020'>Medical</span> <span m='73500'>Center</span> <span m='74110'>and</span> <span m='74310'>worked</span> <span m='74730'>as</span> <span m='75080'>a</span> <span m='75150'>labor</span> <span m='75450'>and</span> <span m='75550'>delivery</span> <span m='75900'>nurse,</span> <span m='76400'>which</span> <span m='76690'>is</span> <span m='77090'>delivering</span> <span m='77520'>babies</span> <span m='77920'>every</span> <span m='78150'>day.</span> <span m='78690'>How</span> <span m='78810'>fun</span> <span m='79070'>is</span> <span m='79140'>that?</span> </p><p><span m='80130'>And</span> <span m='80960'>from</span> <span m='81190'>there,</span> <span m='81790'>I</span> <span m='81920'>started</span> <span m='82370'>working</span> <span m='82720'>on</span> <span m='83120'>the</span> <span m='83250'>team</span> <span m='83660'>that</span> <span m='83870'>does</span> <span m='84140'>training--</span> <span m='84680'>simulation</span> <span m='84980'>training,</span> <span m='85620'>which</span> <span m='85960'>again,</span> <span m='86370'>is</span> <span m='87000'>using</span> <span m='87270'>mannequins</span> <span m='87830'>instead</span> <span m='88160'>of</span> <span m='88280'>real</span> <span m='88490'>patients</span> <span m='89100'>to</span> <span m='89240'>learn</span> <span m='90260'>how</span> <span m='90370'>to do</span> <span m='90640'>certain</span> <span m='90940'>skills.</span> <span m='91920'>And</span> <span m='92340'>we</span> <span m='92570'>needed</span> <span m='92890'>to</span> <span m='93520'>stimulate</span> <span m='94150'>a</span> <span m='94320'>seizure,</span> <span m='95510'>and</span> <span m='95840'>we</span> <span m='95930'>didn't</span> <span m='96190'>have</span> <span m='96420'>a</span> <span m='96450'>device</span> <span m='96735'>that</span> <span m='97020'>could make</span> <span m='97500'>the</span> <span m='97900'>mannequin</span> <span m='98300'>have</span> <span m='98470'>a</span> <span m='98510'>seizure.</span> <span m='99000'>So</span> <span m='99360'>my</span> <span m='99520'>husband</span> <span m='99980'>and</span> <span m='100170'>I</span> <span m='100330'>developed</span> <span m='100860'>this</span> <span m='101050'>product</span> <span m='101640'>to</span> <span m='102080'>use</span> <span m='102670'>at</span> <span m='103050'>the</span> <span m='103210'>hospital</span> <span m='103640'>where</span> <span m='103820'>I</span> <span m='103860'>was</span> <span m='104050'>working.</span> <span m='105060'>And</span> <span m='105550'>from</span> <span m='105910'>there,</span> <span m='106270'>it</span> <span m='106420'>turned</span> <span m='106630'>into</span> <span m='106910'>a</span> <span m='107410'>company.</span> <span m='107780'>And</span> <span m='108150'>so</span> <span m='108320'>here</span> <span m='108520'>we</span> <span m='108650'>are</span> <span m='108780'>today</span> <span m='109030'>with</span> <span m='109180'>a</span> <span m='109270'>company</span> <span m='109800'>and</span> <span m='110210'>also</span> <span m='111030'>a</span> <span m='111200'>BSN</span> <span m='111690'>and a</span> <span m='111800'>nursing</span> <span m='112190'>degree.</span> </p><p><span m='112990'>My</span> <span m='113570'>advice</span> <span m='114000'>would</span> <span m='114130'>be</span> <span m='115180'>to</span> <span m='116060'>follow</span> <span m='116650'>a</span> <span m='117530'>passion</span> <span m='117850'>of</span> <span m='118170'>yours</span> <span m='118850'>as</span> <span m='118980'>a</span> <span m='119270'>career.</span> <span m='119650'>So I</span> <span m='120140'>definitely</span> <span m='120710'>knew</span> <span m='121360'>as</span> <span m='122310'>a</span> <span m='122470'>younger</span> <span m='122823'>adult</span> <span m='123980'>and</span> <span m='124200'>child</span> <span m='124760'>that</span> <span m='125250'>my</span> <span m='125420'>passion</span> <span m='125910'>was</span> <span m='126220'>biology</span> <span m='127090'>and</span> <span m='127580'>science</span> <span m='128068'>and</span> <span m='128556'>medicine.</span> <span m='129532'>So</span> <span m='130509'>I</span> <span m='130850'>followed</span> <span m='131210'>that</span> <span m='131500'>and went</span> <span m='131750'>into</span> <span m='132045'>a</span> <span m='132340'>nursing</span> <span m='132850'>career</span> <span m='134000'>because</span> <span m='134480'>it's what</span> <span m='134800'>makes</span> <span m='135020'>me</span> <span m='135140'>happy.</span> <span m='135820'>And</span> <span m='136270'>I</span> <span m='136340'>enjoy</span> <span m='136910'>going</span> <span m='137220'>to</span> <span m='137350'>work</span> <span m='137650'>every</span> <span m='137840'>day</span> <span m='138510'>and</span> <span m='138610'>doing</span> <span m='138820'>my</span> <span m='138970'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='139410'>And I</span> <span m='139620'>think</span> <span m='139800'>it's</span> <span m='139960'>really</span> <span m='140420'>important,</span> <span m='141110'>because</span> <span m='142020'>work</span> <span m='142390'>takes</span> <span m='142690'>up</span> <span m='143460'>95%</span> <span m='144430'>of</span> <span m='144520'>your</span> <span m='144660'>life</span> <span m='145070'>once</span> <span m='145280'>you're</span> <span m='145390'>an</span> <span m='145470'>adult,</span> <span m='145930'>that</span> <span m='146320'>you're</span> <span m='146480'>doing</span> <span m='146770'>something</span> <span m='147150'>that</span> <span m='147270'>you're</span> <span m='147550'>really</span> <span m='147970'>going</span> <span m='148240'>to</span> <span m='148390'>love</span> <span m='148890'>and</span> <span m='149810'>not</span> <span m='150190'>start</span> <span m='150550'>to</span> <span m='150640'>get</span> <span m='150800'>bored</span> <span m='151100'>of</span> <span m='151530'>or wish</span> <span m='152017'>you had</span> <span m='152504'>chosen</span> <span m='152991'>to do</span> <span m='153480'>something</span> <span m='153810'>else</span> <span m='154070'>a</span> <span m='154330'>few</span> <span m='154790'>years</span> <span m='155090'>into</span> <span m='155420'>it.</span> <span m='155620'>So</span> <span m='156570'>follow</span> <span m='157120'>your</span> <span m='157320'>passion.</span> <span m='157890'>Follow</span> <span m='158170'>what</span> <span m='158300'>makes</span> <span m='158520'>you</span> <span m='158640'>happy</span> <span m='159040'>and</span> <span m='159160'>excited</span> <span m='159690'>and</span> <span m='159820'>motivated,</span> <span m='160370'>and</span> <span m='162420'>I think</span> <span m='162770'>you'll</span> <span m='162970'>be</span> <span m='163060'>happy.</span> </p><p><span m='163570'>So</span> <span m='163960'>I</span> <span m='164170'>also</span> <span m='164490'>think</span> <span m='164740'>that</span> <span m='164880'>nursing</span> <span m='165590'>is a</span> <span m='166040'>wonderful</span> <span m='166730'>field</span> <span m='167010'>to</span> <span m='167090'>go</span> <span m='167280'>into</span> <span m='167635'>because</span> <span m='167990'>as</span> <span m='168490'>long</span> <span m='168720'>as</span> <span m='168820'>there's</span> <span m='169030'>people</span> <span m='169440'>on the</span> <span m='169940'>earth and</span> <span m='170340'>sickness</span> <span m='170760'>and</span> <span m='171180'>hospitals,</span> <span m='171930'>there's</span> <span m='172270'>always</span> <span m='172690'>going</span> <span m='172800'>to</span> <span m='172850'>be</span> <span m='172990'>a</span> <span m='173040'>need</span> <span m='173240'>for</span> <span m='173540'>nurses.</span> <span m='173840'>Nurses</span> <span m='174140'>will never</span> <span m='174440'>be able</span> <span m='174740'>to be</span> <span m='175040'>replaced.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255755,"video_id":"2701297229001","name":"69507882","duration":177365,"thumbnail_url":null}});