Tamara Diaz

Tamara Diaz

Registered Nurse


Edward Heart Hospital

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
First I was a patient at the age of 12 for a complete dislocated hip and traction for one week.
Developed an appreciation for the nurses that took such good care of me.
After a week of traction, one year of crutches, and two surgeries.
I decided that I wanted to pass along the care that I received.
I have loved biological sciences and am good at helping people capitalize on strength and weakness.
I knew that I could make a difference in helping people.
So I resolved to study nursing from this age.
I have been doing it since 1995 without a blink, I am doing what I am supposed to be doing.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
associates
Associate's Degree
Lorain County Community College
undergrad
Bachelor
Nursing Science
Aurora University
Career

Career

Registered Nurse

I use my brain and my passion for people to take care of them.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Medicine
Technology
Technology
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

7am - 7 pm shift. It's like a relay race, handing off baton (patient) from nurse to nurse. We use our brain to evaluate labs, diagnostics, and how to guide the patient's care for 12 hours. Yes we follow doctor's orders but ultimately the patient's minute to minute care is guided by our eyes and ears and observations. The success of their hospitalization and care at home is heavily dependent on establishing a trusting relationship and empowering them to get better. We make critical decisions quickly.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Because I listened to noise, I had a family and still am in pursuit of higher education. Requirements in nursing and healthcare in general are increasing. Do not stop until you are certain you've attained your goal or at minimum what you know for the time being because noise can slow your path.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get ready for tedious coursework and eating breathing and sleeping nursing. Get ready for huge accountability and stress but all rewarding. Please don't go into the profession if you are not a people person.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Nursing Science
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should get married"

Challenges I Overcame

Home conflict