Kristin Hansen, BSN

Kristin Hansen, BSN

My name is Kristin and I have been a nurse for 12 years. I graduated in December 2011 with my BSN and started my career in the NICU. I was very unsure of what I was meant to do in nursing and questioned if I had even made the best career choice when I first graduated. I worked in a Pediatric Urgent Care setting for one year after completing a year in the NICU and quickly realized how much I missed the NICU and what a huge mistake it was to leave. In 2014, my husband, who is a nurse as well, and I decided to do travel nursing in California to be closer to my sister and extended family. We both did travel nursing for a little over a year and settled into permanent jobs in central California. I was in the NICU and he was in the Pediatric unit. We ended up moving to Nebraska in 2018 to raise a family and to be closer to my mother-in-law. That move was very difficult for me personally and professionally. I missed the unit I was a part of in California and I had a hard time adjusting to how differently things were done in my new unit. After having my son, I realized I needed a change professionally and was finding myself unhappy in my job. I had always been fascinated with starting IV's and eventually wanted to learn how to place PICC lines as well. I made a huge change and transitioned to being an IV team/PICC nurse in 2020 in the adult world and it was the best decision I could have made. Although it was stressful during the peak of the pandemic, I quickly became a part of this new work family and learned so much from my mentors. I truly have a passion for making the IV experience as painless as possible and find joy in decreasing patients' anxiety that comes with vascular access. I am so blessed with my job and the team I work with every day. I am so glad I can discuss my passions and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about vascular access.


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PICC Nurse, Kristin Hansen

Kristin Hansen is an enthusiastic, energetic, and highly skilled PICC nurse. However, she admits that it wasn't always easy for her to transition from starting IVs on premature babies in the NICU to placing PICC lines on adults. But with practice and persistence, she learned everything about this i...