ALL newcomers...and others...Name,age,location, license and specialty (be nice!)

  1. Hi Rick(CEN35)!
    I'm Sharon,RN. No other alphabets after my name yet (but I just applied to a RN to BSN program).Work in a Cardiovascular/Tele unit. Been here a few months only and enjoy reading all the posts. Hope to get to know more of you.
    Thanks for the idea Rick.
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  3. by   CEN35
    Sharran -

    I am actually suprised somone answered to this? I was expecting to get leveled for sure, since that seems to be the way around here the last couple months. Frankly? I am tired of watching everybody cut down on each other I will have no part of it.


  4. by   ubcnme
    Hi Rick!
    I've only posted a few times but read the BB on a daily basis just to keep up with the current issues. I agree with you, there is way too much cutting down of each other on this BB. I think nurses should be a more cohesive group and we shouldn't spend so much time trying to better each other. I've been an RN for 2 years, worked in the medical field for the last 15 years in some capacity e.g. medical transcriptionist, medical assistant, CNA, LPN, you name it. Worked in tele for a while and now work for the local county health dept and love it. Thanks for the great idea of introducing ourselves to one another!....Terri
  5. by   JennieBSN
    I think it's a good idea, Rick! Sarcasm be damned. I'm Kristina, RN, BSN. Work on L&D, which is where I have been for the past 3 years. Did a few mos. in NICU, and a little over a year in Mother/baby. Can ya guess where my niche is??? I'll add one more sentence, for fun. My interests are gardening and backyard birdfeeding/watching.
  6. by   realnursealso/LPN
    CEN35....Hi...I'm an LPN and have been since 12/79 when I graduated from school. I have worked alot a places in 21 yrs. In 1985 I started doing homecare and kind of grew along with it. High tech pediatric homecare is really my love and specialty. My patients have been as young as 3months...and my last full time case was a guy 19 with duchennes muscular dystrophy..vent dependent. I tried a new job recently in social work( a friend talked me into it..she was my boss) Well for the first time ever I got let go last week. They told me they were changing the program I was working in and because I wasn't a csw(certified social worker) they didn't need me anymore. I was really bummed out for a few days. But I chalked up to a life lesson..NEVER GO TO WORK FOR A FRIEND. So right now I am doing alot of thinking about what I really want to do. Not really sure what direction my life is going right now. So this is real name is Colleen. Oh and I like to know about astrological signs and how they match up with the persons personality...I'm a cancer. Bye

  7. by   theboss
    Hi Rick,
    Nice to meet you . I have been an LPN for 6 1/2 years and also work in a Level 2 Trauma Center. I have my Acls , Pals, and in the process of TNCC. I have been in the er for 3 years and i love it, Dont want to do anything else except get my RN, that i start next year.I hope working in the er the last 3 years will help me in school..Wish me luck..
    My name is ALICIA Thanks this was a great idea!!

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  8. by   Level2Trauma
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Dale. I am a RN, BSN with PALS, ACLS, and TNCC. I have been a RN for 5 years. I also work in the ER in a level 2 trauma center. I have been in my current position for 3 years. I have previously worked 1 year in Acute Psych Unit and 1 year cardiac (telemetry) unit. However, I am transferring back to the psych unit at the end of next week. I know I won't like this position as much as the ER but I have applied for the MSN, FNP program and they are willing to work around my school schedule if I get in. I will know in May whether I get accepted or not. In the ER I had to use my vacation and PTO time to complete my BSN degree (2 years without a vacation). So I really am in need of a vacation this year (LOL). Sorry if I rambled. See you on the BB.
  9. by   E-RN
    My name is Elena I graduated in 78, and have been a Med-Surg nurse, charge nurse til I started in Dialysis in 81. I am still in dialysis and love it. I am currently a Center Director. I just found this site.

  10. by   nurs4kids
    Hey guys! Great idea. I'm just a simple ole' pediatric RN. Been doin' this same job for six years, ever since I graduated. Ya couldn't pull me away from this job with a 4 wheel drive. Ain't got no letters after my "RN", but as soon as I get my hubby through school, I'm gonna add some. My name is Tracy. Before I'm attacked, I know my grammar is wrong, but hey, I'm frum 'bama
  11. by   Tim-GNP
    My name is Timothy [Tim for short]. I am 29 years old, and I began this adventure we call nursing as a nurses aide at the age of 16. I worked at a nursing home that was 3 blocks from the house I grew up in. I worked through the ranks of LPN, RN/BSN, and currently have my MSN/CRNP. I am licensed as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and am currently working on my Ph.D. in Health Science Education. I am also licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and a Personal Care Home Administrator.

    On a personal level, I have a wonderful sister who is also an RN, and just received her Ph.D. from the same University in New York where I receieved my Master's from. I am terrified of children and women in labor, which complicates my life as I just became a great uncle. He's the neatest little kid, i'm just afraid of 'breaking' him-he's so tiny!!!

    I am also an avid weight lifter & kind of a 'health' nut.

    This was fun.... it is nice to 'meet' you all.
  12. by   Q.
    Hi Rick-
    Great idea!
    I'm Susan, RN, BSN. I am 28 years old. Been a nurse for 3 years. Worked L&D full time nights for 1 year, then went to work for an insurance company for 1 year but still stayed on staff at the hospital and worked once a week, then in September 2000 left the insurance business and went back to full time staff nursing in L&D for two hospitals.

    Incidently, I just got a job at a clinic doing OB triage which I plan to do full time, and still staff both hospitals part time. Naturally it was a pay cut.

    I plan on going back to school for my MSN - would LOVE to teach either nursing students or out in the community. My interests lie mainly with Women's Health issues and current research.

    Kristina, I've felt we had alot in common - we just built a house and I too am all into gardening (although I am a beginner) I love birdfeeding/watching - just got a brand new pair of binoculars!
  13. by   chili2641

    I am a twenty-five year old cna from Michigan. I just recently left the field of nursing to pursue other goals. I work with young offenders by helping them to complete their GED's. I will be starting graduate school soon. I hope to one day work as a prison counselor or a public defender. I am an advocate for cnas and I am always in the mood to respectfully argue with others.

    Nursing assistant
  14. by   theboss
    Originally posted by E-RN:
    My name is Elena I graduated in 78, and have been a Med-Surg nurse, charge nurse til I started in Dialysis in 81. I am still in dialysis and love it. I am currently a Center Director. I just found this site.
    hello Elena,welcome
    i am also from california,transplanted to oklahoma and i love it. miss the ocean and the mountains though.i am from sonoma county up north of san francisco. nice to meet you . its nice to talk to people from back home. i am 36 years old been married for 14 years and have 3 children 17 M, 16 M, 7 F , the oldest going into the marines this summer and back for senior year then off to embassy duty. 16 yr old doesnt know yet maybe college. and the youngest she wants to be out in the country on a ranch . hope to meet more people here!!!

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