Brooke Ingle Found Her Acumen for Caregiving the Laborious Method

Brooke Ingle Found Her Acumen for Caregiving the Laborious Method

Thriving in chaos appears to be what Brooke Ingle does greatest. So naturally, she determined to change into a nurse.

“I’ve been in essentially the most chaotic conditions you possibly can think about,” she says. “I’ve helped strangers in automotive accidents. Throughout my first 12 months of nursing college, I heard a neighbor scream, and the following factor I knew I used to be performing CPR.”

Brooke Ingle Found Her Acumen for Caregiving the Laborious Method

Brooke Ingle, mountain climbing

One notably memorable second of chaos occurred 4 years in the past when Ingle went mountaineering in southwestern Colorado with a gaggle of pals. Two of her companions had been beneath a chunk of the cliff that indifferent and got here crashing down on prime of them.

“One buddy had a damaged neck in two locations,” she says. “We thought one other broke her again, however she fortunately simply suffered some damaged ribs. There was no cellphone service, however I felt like I knew what to do. I needed to get them stabilize till Flight for Life got here and helped a search and rescue staff get them out of the canyon.”

With help from two different climbers, Ingle helped to soundly transport her pals to an emergency room. Upon listening to how she dealt with the fraught scenario, the nurses on the ER steered that she be a part of their ranks.

“They stated I used to be a pure nurse,” she says.

Accident aftermath

Happily, as a result of they had been carrying security helmets, the chums are actually nice and totally cellular (although two within the group by no means climbed once more, and Ingle herself went to PTSD remedy to get better from the episode).

In work or play, Ingle is just not one to draw back from stunning conditions.

“I’ve all the time been an explorer,” she says. “I all the time go away time for shenanigans – whether or not it’s nursing or climbing. The rope will get caught. The wind picks up. That’s the best way it goes.”

The highway to nursing

Raised in Texas, Ingle was the primary in her household to graduate from faculty. Her levels embody a bachelor’s in worldwide relations and an MBA in worldwide enterprise. She toured Europe as a part of a study-abroad program. After incomes her levels, she taught English as second language lessons in Japan and Mexico.

In 2009, she accepted a place because the supervisor of a bookstore at Fort Lewis Faculty. She fell in love with Durango, however not essentially with the job.

“It was an excellent firm that handled me nicely, nevertheless it simply wasn’t for me,” she says. “I caught it out for the medical insurance for my household, which was costly in Durango.”

An avid outdoorswoman, Ingle toyed with the thought of being a bodily therapist, however the climbing accident revealed a clearer path to nursing. She enrolled within the College of Colorado Faculty of Nursing’s RN to BS in Nursing dual-enrollment pathway via Pueblo Group Faculty. After receiving her ADN in nursing final Might (graduating magna cum laude), she’s going to earn her BSN from CU Nursing in December.

“This system was positively engaging as a result of the time, cash, and funding wasn’t a lot for what I obtained in return,” she says. “I additionally assume {that a} BSN is taken into account a benchmark for entry into the nursing career presently. A BSN offers college students the instruments to continue learning, and to view nursing as a continuation of schooling, and that there will be completely different sorts of nurses.”

At present, Ingle works at a long-term care, expert nursing web site in Durango the place she cares for dementia sufferers.

“I actually like a holistic method to therapeutic,” she says. “I wished a better emotional connection to my sufferers than I skilled within the hospital setting. Now I’m in long-term care and I like it. It’s extra fulfilling for me. There’s by no means a boring day there.”

“Climbing and nursing each demand a heady

mixture of perfection and improvisation.”
– CU Nursing Pupil Brooke Ingle, RN

What’s subsequent?

Approaching 50, Ingle says she at present has no short-term aspirations to additional advance her schooling.

“I feel 4 levels is sufficient for now,” she says. “I’m about 15 years away from retirement. I’m going to take pleasure in this profession and retire from it.”

However Ingle nonetheless has loads of mountains to climb and no plans to decelerate. She notes there are some parallels between climbing and nursing.

“Similar to I get my scrubs prepared at evening for after I go away for work at 6 within the morning, I additionally get my climbing stuff prepared at evening for after I go away at six within the morning,” she says. “A measure of routine offers me the liberty to improvise and be versatile and assume outdoors of the field. Climbing and nursing each demand a heady mixture of perfection and improvisation.”

Her recommendation to different RN to BSN college students: “A BSN affords nurses a well-rounded method to nursing past a skills-based ADN diploma. The BSN diploma program creates, not only a nurse, however a nurse chief.”