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In addition to helping you get certified, you're going to learn “insider” strategies from someone who lives it everyday.
Yours truly -
Who is David Becker?
I want to start by telling you that I failed my first nursing exam.
It’s true: A big fat “F”.
Why would I tell you this?
Because I’ve come a long way since then. Let me introduce myself:
My name is David Becker: I’m a Registered Nurse and a CCRN®. I’m also the founder of RN Certifications. I believe in a transparent teacher-student relationship and want to take a moment to let you get to know me.
My family is the center of my universe.
While in college, I met my wife.
Here’s a picture of us below:
I hate to admit it, but she’s the one who convinced me to pursue nursing.
I earned a biology degree, but quickly learned “biology” doesn’t earn an income.
My wife suggested nursing. I reluctantly applied, but I was accepted into the nursing program. “What the hell” I thought. “Might as well. Piece of cake”. I had no clue what I was about to endure.
It wasn’t long before the first exam. Then came those devastating exam results I mentioned above…
Needless to say - nursing school was rough. A few years passed and I graduated near the top of my class. Let’s fast forward a few months -
I passed the NCLEX and got hired. It was my first nursing job: and it was in the ICU.
I was new to the ICU and in total awe…
…Looking back, my first experiences in the critical care unit left me in a “shock” type state.
My preceptor was 100% by herself - no doctor around - in a room with a patient who was on 16 different drips, rotoprone, sled, zole and the vent. Turning medications or “drips” up and down, off and on. Bleeps, blips, monitors, various screens with waveforms, rainbows of colors, and differnet complicated looking numbers.
“Is this nursing? WTF is going on!?”
Talk about intimidating!
I was there like a fly on the wall or better yet a deer in the head lights. I could barely remember what afib looked like, much less try to make sense of what I was seeing.
It’s laughable now…
Becoming a certified ICU Nurse
I soon learned about something called CCRN®. Nurses who had this certification were like the gods of the ICU. They seemed to know everything. These were the nurses working with the sickest of the sick - They were the “cool kids” of the ICU.
Speaking of cool kids check out this studmuffin:
… Sorry. Im a proud daddy!
I made it a point to learn everything I could from these CCRN® types. I started feeling more and more confident - slowly but surely and with bumps along the way. Before I knew it, I was taking care of the high acuity patients all on my own. In fact, I was assigned to the code blue team and the rapid response team as well.
A fellow nurse suggested that I was ready to earn my CCRN®. So…
I set a test date
After months of trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, test day came. Nervous as all hell, I took the CCRN® and I passed. I was the happiest nurse on earth!
Becoming a certified critical care RN was a long hard process and in hindsight, getting to this point could have been a lot easier.
It didn’t take me long to realize that I could use my experience helping others.
Which is why I built this website.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Or just to say what’s up - That’s cool too.
Thank’s for visiting RNC