Fifteen years ago, I had the opportunity to explore an exciting unit known as the PACU. My mentor took me under her wing and guided me through my transition. I enjoyed what I did. I felt I had found my niche in nursing. Each day brought a new challenge and I was ready. However, I wanted more. My mentor spoke of CBSPAN DC Chapter. So I decided to attend a District meeting held at one of the local hospitals. I had so much fun networking and creating new friendships. I later joined CBSPAN.
Finding purpose in your profession may start with volunteering. Maybe you can become involved in your workplace by joining a committee or council that advocates for patients, nurses or standards of care. Then get involved outside your facility. Attend a District or ASPAN held meeting. Stay open for new opportunities and in doing so, enjoy the camaraderie of nurses who share similar fervor for perianesthesia nursing.
Nikki Price, CBSPAN President
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