I joined the Air Force after I graduated from high school. My first job was as a pharmacy technician. After a few years, I worked my way to manager of a medical center inpatient pharmacy. In this role I worked closely with the nurses throughout the hospital. One day I watched some nurses resuscitating a patient and I realized nursing was the career I wanted. I left the military and started nursing school, and I decided pediatric critical care was my calling.

My wife remained in the military and I worked in different pediatric hospitals, following her from base to base. When my wife retired from the military, I rejoined the Air Force. I usually work in a joint Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. Most of my patients are geriatric and have served in the military. I work in a...

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