Sometimes nurses start down one career path and life throws a curveball. One of the many benefits professional nurses have is being able to pivot and change their career focus when needed.

For Joel Myers FNP, CSPI, a career as a poison control nurse happened “completely by accident,” she says. “I injured my knee in nursing school, and I couldn’t do the heavy lifting. I had to steer toward things that didn’t involve heavy lifting because you can’t be in code and have your knee buckle.”


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