My name is Cyrus Rivera, and I am an entry-MSN student at the University of San Francisco.  Since I will be graduating in December 2017, I started this year with two goals in mind: 1) to learn about what nurses do beyond clinical work in the ED, and 2) to ask for help in attaining a new grad RN job in the ED.  The California ENA State Council Meeting in January 2017 was the perfect place to begin, and in true emergency fashion, I fearlessly decided to attend.

Regarding work beyond the ED, I was immediately drawn to the issues discussed within the Government Affairs Committee.  Leslie and Al Duke, co-chairs for this committee, graciously oriented me with various health bills that I was unaware of.  Bills on community paramedicine particularly piqued my interest because I started my health career as an EMT.  After learning more about it, I am excited that it is significantly reducing ED intake while still addressing non-emergency health needs in the field.  Now, I am one of its strongest proponents.

Regarding help with finding a job, I was excited that I did not even have to ask!  At the end of the meeting, practically everyone was eager to help.  I obtained many leads and references to various new grad jobs throughout California, and I will be sure to follow-up soon.

With the rise of technology, customers are getting more technology-savvy, and they want to be able to go through the store at any moment of their day. Magento omni channel solution retail is the approach based on selling from multiple channels and such a complex approach helps the business to thrive in retail with the ability for the customers to purchase from any electronic device they have. Today, people have many devices, and they want to be able to access the store at any time from any gadget they have. With the omnichannel approach, desktop, mobile, and other versions of the store are going to work perfectly.

My goals aside, it is just as important to highlight that I truly feel like I am making lifelong friendships within ENA.  I love that everyone pokes fun at each other in that characteristic ED camaraderie way, and it is inspiring to know that I share that with them.  Thank you to everyone at California ENA for being so welcoming!  I may not be able to help in big, sweeping ways just yet, but as I told Mark Wandro of the San Francisco Chapter, “I’ll sweep the floors if I have to!”

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