Another new guy

  1. I'm an LPN student in a tech school in Florida, hoping I have actually joined up with other aspirants to the practice of the Golden Rule. Former attorney (20+ years) in government and private environmental and toxic tort litigation. I'm old enough to know that nothing is ever what it seems on first acquaintance, and my wife's first job experiences as a recent grad of the same program confirm the notion that nurses and their employers represent almost the full range of possible human behavior and motivation. I am hoping that I am right in believing that the practice involves lots of work, fear and responsibility for moderate pay, but at least the chance to do some good for others. I've been in hospitals and other treatment settings as patient and "patient advocate" for family and friends, and most of those who have gone before me into this life choice have stood out as exemplars of right conduct. Thanks to them all. I hope I can be worthy in carrying on the tradition.
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  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from jtmcphee
    I'm an LPN student in a tech school in Florida, hoping I have actually joined up with other aspirants to the practice of the Golden Rule. Former attorney (20+ years) in government and private environmental and toxic tort litigation. I'm old enough to know that nothing is ever what it seems on first acquaintance, and my wife's first job experiences as a recent grad of the same program confirm the notion that nurses and their employers represent almost the full range of possible human behavior and motivation. I am hoping that I am right in believing that the practice involves lots of work, fear and responsibility for moderate pay, but at least the chance to do some good for others. I've been in hospitals and other treatment settings as patient and "patient advocate" for family and friends, and most of those who have gone before me into this life choice have stood out as exemplars of right conduct. Thanks to them all. I hope I can be worthy in carrying on the tradition.
    Hi, I am an 'older' woman (45) changing directions and wanting to become a nurse. I had a couple of bad experiences as a patient. After 5 surgeries within 18 months, I am able to relate to patients, their needs, and also their family's needs. I promise, I would never 'park' my wheelchair bound patient facing a wall....like it happened to me. That's just one example, and it is the most humerous, the others aren't funny at all, makes me scratch my head how those individuals ever got into nursing school .... helping people and doing the right thing, that's why I am getting into the profession
  4. by   jtmcphee
    You go, girl... I'm almost 60, have a 65-year-ole male classmate (former HR manager in health care). When I went to law school I thought (1960s thinking) I might be doing something good. Look what the former "profession" of law has become -- eat what you kill. I hope we can maintain focus and not get swallowed up or transformed into something ugly by the commercial culture that pays the wages.
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from jtmcphee
    You go, girl... I'm almost 60, have a 65-year-ole male classmate (former HR manager in health care). When I went to law school I thought (1960s thinking) I might be doing something good. Look what the former "profession" of law has become -- eat what you kill. I hope we can maintain focus and not get swallowed up or transformed into something ugly by the commercial culture that pays the wages.
    The future is truly scary, indeed. What will happen to us if we get REALLY old (100+) All we can do is keep in shape, physically and mentally (school is the best medicine for us in that respect, keeps the braincells strong).
    Nice to meet you, good luck and I promise "I won't park you facing a wall if you end up being my (semiconscious and in excruciating pain) patient in a wheelchair."
    My sense of humor keeps me from going crazy :chuckle
  6. by   Thunderwolf
    Glad to have you!!

    Welcome to allnurses!!!!!!!!

    Wolfie
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Welcome aboard!

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