Katelyn Spahr

Katelyn Spahr

Registered Nurse


Parkview Health

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I graduated high school.
I graduated college.
I took the nursing boards.
I started my first nursing job and absolutely hated it! I stuck with it for a year to get experience and gain some knowledge and critical skills.
I left my first nursing job and got my dream job in labor and delivery!
7 years later - I still love my job!
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Carroll High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Ball State University
Career

Career

Registered Nurse

I work in a family birthing center where I deal with moms and babies during labor, delivery and postpartum.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

A typical day at work for me involved helping moms deliver babies, lot of education and teaching, helping breastfeed, passing medications, tons of charting and documentation, changing diapers, calming nerves and reassuring overwhelmed parents.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Other skills that have made my job successful are re-certification for CPR, neonatal resuscitation, fetal monitoring. We also do mock codes to run through different scenarios that may occur - postpartum hemorrhage, stat cesarean section, prolapsed cord, precipitous deliver with no doctor to name a few. There are typically issues we don't deal with often, but when they do happen it's very fast and chaotic so running through the protocols for those situations help everything go smoothly.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I wold recommend them to weigh their options. Options on schools, degrees, financial aspects, etc. A traditional campus setting vs online classes. Do your research to find the best fit for you! Follow your dreams!

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
graduate
Graduate
Masters in Nurse Practitioner
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"I have not had any discouragement from the path I've chosen."

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