About the Author: Mark McGrath
Mark McGrath is a single father of four children currently residing in Bayside, New York. Born and raised in the Bronx, he attended St Brendan School and moved on to Cardinal Spellman High School, graduating with the famed class of 1983. He worked as a research librarian assistant for Lehman Brothers in the late 1980's and early 1990's while he attended Lehman College in the Bronx.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1989, he quickly changed course and began nursing school in 1991. He again attended Lehman College and while in school worked for Booz Allen and Hamilton and AT Kearny in New York City as a consultant researcher.
He graduated Cum Laude from Lehman's nursing program in May of 1994 and passed the Boards in September of that year to become a Registered Nurse. New York University Medical Center was his destination soon after where he worked on the liver and kidney transplant unit starting in 1995.
His first son, Jonathan, was born in 1996, and soon after he relocated to Ronkonkoma, New York, taking a job at Stony Brook University Medical Center as an assistant to the Nurse Manager running the middle shift. After suffering injuries in a car accident in 1998, he moved on to become an IV Nurse Educator in Farmingdale, teaching IV skills to other nurses, and seeing home care clients.
He relocated to Florida in October of 2001 and worked for a nursing agency that sent him to various hospitals as a traveling RN. He took his last permanent job in Florida in 2007 at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville.
After gaining custody of his four children in October of 2008, he moved back to New York to start over again. He currently works as a home care IV specialty nurse and still teaches nurses IV skills.
In his spare time he enjoys going out and spending time with his children and watching his favorite teams win (Jets, Yankees and of course, his beloved Rangers).