How has everyone been?

  1. I've just finished off another course and have a week before I begin a 3 credit independent study, so I have been able to visit my favorite web site for nurses! This PhD program is going to be the death of me!

    I am just curious to see how everyone has been? Drop me a line and let me know how you have all been? I have missed 'talking' with you all.
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  3. by   hoolahan
    Hi Tim, we miss you too. I love that picture.

    I am back doing FT case management in home health. Crazed, but works better for me.

    I envy you the tenacity to go through with a PhD, I can't even decide if I want my masters. I change my mind everyday, or should I say I talk myself out of it everyday. :chuckle

    Best of luck with your program. Glad you dropped in
  4. by   Mary Dover
    Hi there Tim,
    We haven't met here, but I just read your post. I plan to start working toward my master's soon. Any words of wisdom? My goal is to become an NP.
    Mary
  5. by   Stargazer
    Tim, good to see you again. Does this mean you're only going to post for a week and then disappear again, or are you going to hang around for a while?
  6. by   Q.
    Hi Tim-

    LOVE the pic. (Hmmm....deja vu?)

    As you know, back in school for my MSN. 3 more years to go. I am still deciding on whether to go CNS route or professor route.
  7. by   Jenny P
    Hi Tim,
    I love the picture also. It's good to see what people look like for real. I still haven't mastered the skill of avators yet.
    I'm just trying to hang onto my sanity. Do you suppose confusion is catchy? (I'm currently dealing with an 85y/o Aunt with delireum after breaking a hip).
    Still working nights CV-ICU, and still involved in MNA/ANA. A bunch of us are talking about going to the ANA convention in Philly and meeting there; check it out under the activism/politics area.
    Jenny
  8. by   live4today
    Hi Tim,

    I really enjoy reading your posts and hope you'll be able to post a lot more in the near future. Your knowledge, input, and passion for nursing are very much an asset to those you come in contact with. We just want a little bit of that time of yours, that's all. Between you and Mattcasterns, nursing has gained two very terrific nurses with a vast amount of knowledge and critical thinking skills. You both impress me with the comments you post.

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    "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." -- UNKNOWN --

    **It's obvious that you and Matt are called to the profession of nursing in whatever capacity works best for you.
  9. by   CEN35
    we're ok tim..i wondered what happened to you? i am glad to see your ok and things are going well!!

    me
  10. by   Teshiee
    Hi Tim,

    Nic picture I just started on allnurses.com and I don't know you but I am proud of your ambition. What are you plans for your PHD? You go boy! Congradulations you made it that far! :-)
  11. by   Tim-GNP
    It's really great to hear from you all! I don't mean to 'drop in' for a week and then fall off the face of the Earth, but school is such a pain--- I can't help to think that with all the papers I have to write, that I am soley responsible for the problems with deforestation!

    Mary, as for your question--- consider your longitudinal career goals, immediately, everyone thinks that the NP is the better way to go and almost puts them on a shelf above a CNS. Just take time to think about what you really want to do.

    Jenny P- I am still involved with PSNA/ANA as well. I am on their CE reviewer unit now [it keeps me out of trouble and off the streets!] I hope to see you in Philadelphia!

    CEN35, it's good to "see" you as well.

    Teshiee, it's nice to meet you. My Ph.D is in Health Science Education [i'll make as much money as someone with a degree in basket weeving!].

    I'm glad to know that you are all doing well!!! I often do wonder what you are up to!

    Thanks for sharing!
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Hi there Tim,

    My name is Kelly, I am originally from PA-the Erie area (ever heard of a little town called Fairview?). I now live and work in Ohio, I just recently started in the ICU at my hospital. I want to pursue CCRN certification. I have a BSN also. I may go to grad school.....someday. Just can't bring myself to take the GRE or Miller Analogies Test. I'm afraid of the mathematics as I was never real good at the higher end math..like Trig, calc, algebra.

    Susy, I think you should become a professor...I think that you'd be a darn good one and the nursing profession needs some young blood!
  13. by   mario_ragucci
    Hi Tim - I still really appreciate the insight you provided me concerning teaching. After thinking about how to "make steps" in the direction of one day teaching nursing myself, it dawned on me. Who taught Florence Nightingale how to teach? She saw a need, and just did it. No one mentored her.
    The ocean was full of ships - she imagined her harbor - landed - and made a serious lighthouse for others to see - to the harbor of helping others - and teaching others.

    Good luck with school. I'm still in kindergarden nursing classes compared with you!
  14. by   nightingale
    You do not know me either. I too do enjoy reading your posts and look forward to hearing from you.

    I work in Denver as an agency nurse. Live in Wyoming. I am a new memeber of WNA and ANA (thanks to the posters here).Trying to figure out if I want to go the Nurse Educator route.. hmm.. I will watch your posts with interest....

    I just negotiated a contract (gee that sounds like I am making real money and I am not) to work as a camp nurse this summer in upstate New York. I am required to call my charge nurse INFIRMARY GODDESS or OGIF (Oh Great Infirmary Goddess). I met the charge nurse on AllNurses.... lol

    hehe love the pic too!

    Bonnie

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