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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Thunderwolf
    I would like to place a reminder here, new members. Please refrain from placing your personal email addresses on the board. Your anonymity is very important. You do not wish to be spammed to death by internet web crawlers who search the net for them. If I see them, I will change them to read "PM me" and/or you can respond to the poster as well to request an edit out. If you would like to share email addresses, do so via the PM (personal message) function which all have access to here (away from the eyes of the net).

    Thanks everyone.


    Wolfie
  2. by   joe poga
    :chuckle zoeboboey, thank you I appreciate the warmth welcome.
  3. by   scott515
    [font=lucida sans unicode]just wanted to say howdy and how grateful i am to enter this exciting and rewarding field both from an emotional level as well as financial and professional speaking from both as an emt student as well as a future nurse
  4. by   ssnursingservices
    Thanks for the warm welcome. At first I wasn't sure I wan't to take the time to fill out all the info. My Name is Tanya I am 30, a RN since 2003, LPN since 1996, CNA since 1993, and 5 children. 2 of my own and 3 wonderful stepchildren. I always said I wanted a big family just didn't want to have them all....and God knows what we need and I got my big family! (minus some work!). I work ER, CCU, OB,where ever. I love cardiac and ER. Gotta go, go, go. The OB came in when all the girls at work decided to have babies at the same time. It was either get trained or floated...to unknown teritory. And needless to say ER nurses generally do not like OB patients....I was the same until months after I started. I guess those little ones got to me. I enjoy playing. And after a while it grew on me and know I really enjoy it and consider doing a nicu-flip flop on ccu-er but with babies!
    anyways thanks for the welcome and for the new comers welcome and enjoy.
  5. by   jcgcrna
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!



    *** edit, additional comment - If you leave a comment on this thread and no one answers you, please send me a private message and let me know. Sometimes the notification of a new post does not get sent to me - and I hate making people wait for a response! Thank you!
    Thank you for the welcome. I'm not new to this forum but new to posting. Have read this site for years! Most interesting and informative. I'm a solo CRNA in western Montana and have been a nurse for 36 years (CRNA 27 of them). It's nice to get a worlwide perspective from my brothers and sisters especially when you are isolated professionally. Keep up the good work. Thanks for being there.
    Craig, CRNA, EdM
    Wild Horse Plains Montana (where there is snow in the mountains already)
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Nov 5, '05 : Reason: last name edited out...anonymity please
  6. by   Greeneys53
    Hello from Illinois:
    I just finally registered after years of "lurking"! I am a RN, BSPA, and just last year got my Masters in Health Services Administration. My passion is and always will be ER nursing..but got very worn out in ER and so decided that I wanted a change of focus and moved into Quality Improvement. After obtaining my Masters degree moved into a Coordinator position in Quality. Then the hospital, because of declining patient census closed. Now I'm working in a Physicians Office doing front and back office management. Working for a VERY busy Pulmonary M.D. and just loving every minute.
    In my "spare" time I love to travel, read and do needlepoint.
    Also, just got back from the American College of Chest Physicians Meeting in Montreal, Canada and enjoyed going to so many excellent seminars given by such a distinguished line up of speakers-M.D.'s and RN's alike.
    I am a Diploma Graduate from a Nursing school in Chicago, Illinois.
    I did my Bachelor's degree by distance education and went to St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine and my Master's work was done at the Unviersity of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
    I very much enjoy reading the posts here and hope that I will get to know many of you.
    Greeneyes53
  7. by   anothermadhatter
    Hello all...Just found this site a few nights ago doing online research into CRNA school. Isn't Google awesome?? Anyway, I'm an RN with 9 years experience...1 yr med/surg, 2 years ICU/Open Heart Recovery, the rest in ER with the last four years travelling. Now, I'm working toward my BSN with the intent to enter CRNA school. Nursing has been very good to me and my family. I remember back to my first year...I wanted out so bad I could taste it. I even went to see a Navy recruiter who completely dismissed my schooling and tried to get me to sign up in a completely unrelated field..."Nuclear Power"..LOL!! Then I found the key to nursing...mobility. You don't like a unit, try another. You don't like a hospital, go to the next. You don't like a town, move to the next. Most recently, I have logged 60+ hours/week for nine months on a contract in sunny California in order bank roll for school. Me and a fellow traveller opened our own "agency" and have worked for ourselves for nine months now (being your own boss is not all it's cracked up to be). However, despite long hours, lots of stress, and eventual burn out...this is a great career. It can be a starting point, a stepping stone, a life-time choice, or a mid-life career change. Any way you look at it, you can't go wrong! So to all the lifers I say, "It's been my pleasure working beside you and learning from you for all these years"...to the newbies, "Don't let us lifers get you down...some of us have simply simmered in the soup too long"...and to the students "Don't give up...school is simply a test of your will." And anyone who has advice or words of encouragement for a guy whose worked way too many hours in the past year only to attempt RN-BSN in a year and straight into CRNA...drop me a line. Lord knows the days of asking myself if this is really worth it are coming. Oh I guess a few personals may be in order as well. My name is Michael...I've been happily married for 9 years and we adopted our first child last year. He is the greatest thing since air...18 months old now. Watching him learn every day has inspired me to do more...be more...push harder. I believe children are the catalyst of life. That being said...take that blanket off the kid and give him some Tylenol for Pete's sake. Sorry, too many nights in the ER...LOL!! Enough about me, I'll be around. Thanks to those who started this site...great idea! I'm sure the good dead has not gone unpunished!
  8. by   karefree
    Hi !
    I am new here. I am an RN with 13 years experience in various med/surg settings. Currently supervising in LTC but it is not my thiing......with no offense meant to those who do love this kind of nursing. My second baby is due in Jan and after I may return to acute care. I have had a "renewed" love for my profession and am excited about heading into academics at some point. I love teaching and helping nursing students and new
    grads!!
    I have been reading some posts and am very interested in the different discussions! I am looking forward to posting and getting into some great "chats" about nursing !!
    Have a great day
    Karefree
  9. by   tatermama85
    :wink2: hi my name is suzi and have been an RN for 11years 13 yrs as an LPN after that i am a trauma junkie have worked in the ED for most of my practice tried other things but drawn back to the ed i am married one son 20 moved from ga just last month to indiana (sister lives here this is where i am from) marries husb suffered a ABI after a motorcycle accident 2 years ago (wearing a helmet for all who might be wondering) but comming alon nicely
    glad i found this site everybody have a great day
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    Zoeboboey,


    You are doing an excellent job being host here. Thank you. You make others feel very welcome. It has not gone unnoticed. You provide a great service.

    Thunderwolf


    Awwww, thanks, Wolfie!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from scott515
    [font=lucida sans unicode]just wanted to say howdy and how grateful i am to enter this exciting and rewarding field both from an emotional level as well as financial and professional speaking from both as an emt student as well as a future nurse

    hey, scott, look forward to hearing from you!
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ssnursingservices
    Thanks for the warm welcome. At first I wasn't sure I wan't to take the time to fill out all the info. My Name is Tanya I am 30, a RN since 2003, LPN since 1996, CNA since 1993, and 5 children. 2 of my own and 3 wonderful stepchildren. I always said I wanted a big family just didn't want to have them all....and God knows what we need and I got my big family! (minus some work!). I work ER, CCU, OB,where ever. I love cardiac and ER. Gotta go, go, go. The OB came in when all the girls at work decided to have babies at the same time. It was either get trained or floated...to unknown teritory. And needless to say ER nurses generally do not like OB patients....I was the same until months after I started. I guess those little ones got to me. I enjoy playing. And after a while it grew on me and know I really enjoy it and consider doing a nicu-flip flop on ccu-er but with babies!
    anyways thanks for the welcome and for the new comers welcome and enjoy.

    Sounds like you have worked hard enough - all your studies and now taking care of your children - I'm glad you get to enjoy your job on top of it all!
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from jcgcrna
    Thank you for the welcome. I'm not new to this forum but new to posting. Have read this site for years! Most interesting and informative. I'm a solo CRNA in western Montana and have been a nurse for 36 years (CRNA 27 of them). It's nice to get a worlwide perspective from my brothers and sisters especially when you are isolated professionally. Keep up the good work. Thanks for being there.
    Craig, CRNA, EdM
    Wild Horse Plains Montana (where there is snow in the mountains already)

    I hear so often how beautiful it is in Montana, lucky you! Thanks for stopping by!
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Nov 5, '05

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