Hello there, and welcome to Nurseboards.com. My name is Michelle Raines and I am a retired nurse. During my career, I have worked in surgery as both a circulating nurse and a scrub nurse. I worked in Case Management for a couple of years and then worked for Baxter International for four years traveling nationally teaching nurses and physicians about medical devices.
I also have experience in telenursing and working with patients who have Multiple Sclerosis and Chrohns Disease.
I decided to retire and focus more on building a website for nurses to network and interact with other nurses. This website is very special to me and it is rapidly growing. We now have over 20,000 members.
It’s the only nursing site of its kind that allows nurses to join the group of their specialty and network with their peers. It also allows nurses to start their own group and make it public or private, which is great for nurses who want to start a group for work and add their coworkers.
Originally for Northern Ireland, I was raised in England and moved to the United States in 1987.
I hope you enjoy this website as much as I do. There are a lot of wonderful members of this site and it’s also a lot of fun to be the administrator. I learn new things in the nursing arena every day and it’s entertaining and enlightening to have so many excellent nurses as part of this site.
Keith Raines, RN, CRNI is a nurse with over 30 years experience in the nursing arena. He has worked in ICU, PACU, Telephonic nursing, working
M.S patients, field case nursing, health insurance companies and he has also traveled nationally for Baxter International teaching nurses and physicians how to use smart pump I.Vs and other medical devices.
Keith is now self-employed and is a licensed PICC nurse who works PRN regionally around the areas of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
Prior to Keith’s nursing career he was in radio and had his own show on WKQQ in Lexington, Kentucky. He also did sports play-by-play for various sports teams. He is quite the celebrity in the Lexington area.
When he isn’t working traveling regionally to do PICC lines there is plenty of work on Nurseboards.com that he focuses on. Not only is he a fantastic nurse, but he is also a great teacher, so look forward to seeing some great video content from him on this site.
One of his majors in University was journalism. So, we use his editing skills quite frequently on Nurseboards.