As a nurse, what type did you start as: LVN, ADN or BSN?
What area of nursing did you start in as a 'new grad?'
Have you returned for more schooling? If yes, for what? What was your motivation?
What are you doing now?
Any future schooling or other changes expected for the future?
Have a great week!
May 3, '04
I have my ADN RN.
I started out in a Medical and Oncology Floor. It was kind of a mish mash of all kinds of medical and low dose chemo patients. No surgical patients.
I've taken a few course here and there to advance onto a BSN, but haven't made the commitment to get it, and at this point I've decided not to.
I have however, continued my education in many ways taking all kinds of continuing education courses, including college credit courses for the CEUs and learning experiences.
I've also studied for and have my Med-Surg Nurse certification. (Let it expire once and passed it again.
I've stayed in med-surg my entire career, working from the med/oncology to medical-surgical, to med-surg trauma, neuro, and currently doing medical-telemetry, with stable vented patients. The last 12 years at my current facility. We are hopefully going to become a more intermediate unit with more complex patients, within the the next year, so I'll need to further my education. My first step is going to be to get my ACLS certification this summer.
Always something to learn, even in med-surg.
Last edit by Tweety on May 3, '04