Nurses in the United States have achieved a major milestone.
After a lengthy series of hurdles and hurdles, a nurse in Colorado has become the first US nurse to be qualified to take the flu vaccine.
A spokeswoman for the Colorado Health Department said in a statement that Kristi M. Folsom has successfully completed the state’s pre-licensure process, and is now certified as a licensed nurse.
Folsters goal is to be the first licensed nurse in a major US state.
She said she was very proud of her accomplishment, and that it was something she had wanted to accomplish for a long time.
“I had always wanted to be a nurse, and it was an honor to be here,” she said.
Follsters first licensed cardiologist had to go through the rigorous licensure process in the state of California, which is the only one in the country where she can receive a flu vaccine without going through a special certification process.
Foles ability to receive the vaccine has led to her being one of the most sought after nurses in the U.S. with over $1.5 billion in total contracts awarded.
Foltas job began with her becoming a licensed cardiology specialist in a private practice.
In 2017, she was promoted to an assistant professor of cardiology, and was appointed director of clinical care for the Cardiovascular Medicine Program at the University of Colorado.
In 2018, she took on a new role as the assistant director of the Cardiology Research Unit at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Folds accomplishment with a milestone in 2018.
The day before Folsoms appointment, she had just finished her internship with the University Medical Center at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she is now a medical director of research.
In that position, she also holds an appointment as an associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology.
Flesom, a licensed pharmacist, said she had an amazing time working with patients and the patients’ families.
“They loved me,” she told Engadgets.
“It was really a humbling experience.”
Folsomes work in the program is part of a broader program that aims to create more opportunities for nurses in their fields.
“Our mission is to get more nurses involved in the medical field, and our job is to help nurse practitioners learn the skills they need to do their jobs effectively,” said Folsomen.
FOLSOM’S CAREER In 2018 and 2019, Folsomms medical work included a position as a professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, where her specialty is on cardiac medicine.
She also received a fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
In 2016, she began working as an assistant clinical professor at the Icahn School of Health and Human Services, where as a nurse she focused on the development of innovative health care technology.
Fels degree in cardiology was awarded in December of 2017, and she completed her medical internship in July of 2018.
In 2019, she joined the medical staff at the Cleveland Clinic, where in addition to her academic work she also works as an adjunct clinical professor in the Division of Cardiology.
In 2020, she graduated with a degree in nursing, with a minor in biostatistics.
She is a member of the American Board of Nurse Practitioners.