S1 Ep9 Nursing and Surviving Covid with Frank Stickler II, ASN, RN, CNRN, CCRN
I join Frank Stickler in this episode to talk all things nursing since his departure from Hershey, PA to colorful Colorado! We dive into his experiences working while attending school, what working night shift was like, some unique things about working at a Primary Stroke Center as opposed to a Comprehensive Stroke Center and some interesting times treating patients with toxicities! Moving along, is his current role in a Neuroscience Critical Care Unit, what is was like to have and survive Covid-19 and what is next for Frank!
Frank started as a CNA in 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, PA while in high school. He worked full-time night shift as CNA at HMC while going to nursing school. Frank was apart of the last graduating class of Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences (now Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences) and received his ASN in 2013. He is only 4 weeks away from achieving his BSN from the University of Texas. Frank has worked in Neuroscience for several years with experience in Neuro/Stroke/Tox/Medicine and Neurocritical Care. He is currently a Neuroscience Critical Care RN at the University of Colorado Hospital where he serves as a charge nurse, preceptor, recourse RN, educator and nerd for anything neuro. Frank is also a personal colleague of mine who has survived COVID-19. He currently lives in Centennial, Colorado with his partner, Mike, dog and 2 cats.