Hi everyone. I, too, am starting at UM in May. And like AshtangiRN I am also from CA - specifically Los Angeles. I'm living in Brickell because it's close both to UM and Jackson Memorial Hospital (though I have no idea where our clinicals will be held). Since graduating from USC (U of Southern California) about 8 years ago, I worked in the film business in various capacities and also worked as a helicopter pilot for a few years. But I can't say I really have had a career in either field - just a series of jobs.
At the risk of sounding like a cheesy DeVry commercial - I have to say nursing isn't just another job. It's a career. Nurses are in huge demand, have flexible schedules, can take lots of working vacations, can always find a new way to use their license, and can truly make a difference in people's lives. For more information send me $40,000 and call now!