I just want to say thank you for everyone who always answer my questions in this forum especially to Ms. Lynn. (My mentor mentioned that he met you once in a convention and I hope I can personally meet you too). Its been a long journey for me learning the ropes of being a vascular access nurse(and theres still so much more to learn and improve). It all started 2 years ago when I saw an ER nurse do it to a hardstick patient, from there on I searched if there is particular job that start IVs on such patients and behold Vascular Access Nursing. I started as ER nurse in California and I never knew that this kind of field exsisted at all. I feel like the scope of practice of vascular access nurse here in CA are limited compared to the the nurses in another state (they can insert central lines, etc.) and I want to experience all of those as much as I can. I really love the field and I want to contribute in the future improvement of this practice.
I am so happy that this year I got my certification from VACC, I am now interested to be an educator more like Ms. Lynn and I want to know what path should I take from here onwards. Will I benefit from CRNI certification? Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Once again thank you everyone!