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Casey King
Casey King
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Casey King

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH USA

"Follow your dream. If you really want to become something—a nurse, doctor, social media manager, whatever you want to do—if it’s your dream, follow your dream."

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Day In The Life

Registered Nurse

I provide compassionate care at a cancer hospital, adjusting treatments and supporting families.

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Day In The Life Of A Critical Care Nurse

My Day to Day

My work varies and depends on the shift. I spend lots of time in patients’ rooms. My tasks range from medication administration to checking chest tubes and drains, to neurological checks, to pulmonary hygiene. Also there is a lot of interprofessional communication such as physical therapists, residents, case managers and social workers, nurse managers, and pharmacists. Everything is coordinated for the patient and must be tailored to their respective needs and choices.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Nursing

    Capital University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

  • 2.

    I always knew that I wanted to work in the medical field but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do specifically.

  • 3.

    I started college on a pre-med path but realized during my sophomore year that I wasn’t entirely interested in the work that the medical professionals I’d met were doing.

  • 4.

    I decided to pivot to nursing and went full steam ahead to become a registered nurse.

  • 5.

    I graduated nursing school and started my career as a nurse.

  • 6.

    I currently work for the James Cancer Hospital Surgical and Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.