Hi! I’m Frank. I’m a registered nurse & frontend website developer.
Texas native. Tech and gadget fanboy. Wannabe minimalist. Animal welfare activist. Aspiring psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Others things that rock my world: architecture, tattoos, art, & nature.
Wait. Who Are You?
In a past life, I was a frontend website developer working for a marketing firm in DFW, TX. After some heavy soul-searching I decided a career change was necessary and set my sights on a nursing degree. An RN was something that I always dreamt of becoming and in 2018 I made my dream a reality.
Where it started…
Nursing school was probably the most difficult challenge I’ve ever taken on. In less than a year I was able to earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University’s accelerated 2nd-degree program. During this time, I became more familiar with the many facets of mental health and the growing need for passionate providers in this particular segment of the healthcare industry.
This year, after an in-depth application process, I was accepted into a BSN to DNP psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. My ultimate goal with this degree is to increase access to mental health care services to low socioeconomic communities and to help raise awareness of mental health disorders to reduce harmful stigmas.
Since attaining my RN license I’ve worked at a large hospital caring for patients in an Acute Rehabilitation/Med Surg Unit. My typical night consists of head-to-toe assessments, passing out meds, dressing changes, pain management, and other various med-surg tasks.