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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   caye
    You stated you are an RN from a foreign university. Have you taken the nclex here and/or are you licensed to practice in the state where you live? That would be the first step. I do not know of any dialysis training programs out there, but I'm sure there must be some. I have seen dialysis centers advertising in the classified ads in Houston for RN's with or without experience and on the job training provided.
    Good luck to you.
    Caye






    Quote from garfield2005
    I'm 42, a RN-BSN from a foreign university. I need advice on how to become a dialysis nurse. Where could I get my training to become one?
  2. by   txmusikman
    Hi, this is really crazy! I've been looking at this website over an hour and can't figure out how to ask a question and get a reply? Can you help? Thanks!


    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!
  3. by   txmusikman
    This is just too difficult! You guys have fun!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from caye
    Hi. I live in Houston, Tx. I am an RN. I have worked in Critical Care, Long Term Care and Management, Dr's Office, teaching in the medical field, and now I am starting a new adventure. I am taking an online Legal Nurse Consuting Course.
    Today is my 29th Wedding Anniversary. I have two grown daughters, 3 grandchildren with another due in August.
    I look forward to chatting with you all. HAPPY EASTER!
    Caye

    Hi Caye, a belated happy Easter!!

    Sounds like me, I've done so many different things in nursing! Hope you enjoy your new endeavors!

    Congratulations on the anniversary, wow! That is a feat and a blessing in this day and age!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from garfield2005
    I'm 42, a RN-BSN from a foreign university. I need advice on how to become a dialysis nurse. Where could I get my training to become one?

    HEY GARFIELD! LASAGNA!

    Just kiddin, LOL!

    There is a forum for just dialysis/urology at

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48

    or for career information, try

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87

    Good luck! and if you don't find what you need, come on back!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from txmusikman
    Hi, this is really crazy! I've been looking at this website over an hour and can't figure out how to ask a question and get a reply? Can you help? Thanks!

    Hey Tex! :chuckle

    What are you looking for? Basically you do what you already did - you write a question and the next person posting that feels they can answer will do so.

    There are different forums, yeah, it's a big site! But maybe if you ask your question here, I can direct you or someone else may come along before I do.

    I'm gonna send you a private message so you can write back with specific questions if you like!

    Good luck!
  7. by   lilredrocky
    Hi to everyone. I am happy to see I finally found a site to talk to people in the same field. I am an RN and work with Renal Transplant and General Surgery patients. I am about to complete my BSN and an excited to get that finished.
    Looking forward to exploring this site and talking with others...
  8. by   Hiskid2
    Thanks for the welcome, this is going to be great. Bless you all.
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from lilredrocky
    Hi to everyone. I am happy to see I finally found a site to talk to people in the same field. I am an RN and work with Renal Transplant and General Surgery patients. I am about to complete my BSN and an excited to get that finished.
    Looking forward to exploring this site and talking with others...
    Hi lilredrocky, would love to hear the story behind THAT name, LOL!

    Did you find the specialty forums? This one is for surgery:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=39

    and there's another one for renal/urology/dialysis.

    Hope you enjoy it here and good luck on your licensure exam!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Hiskid2
    Thanks for the welcome, this is going to be great. Bless you all.

    Hiskid2, I love it

    hope you have fun, see you on the boards!
  11. by   MeeBeeC
    Hello to all. I am a 35 year old mother of three who is FINALLY going to finish nursing school in May (I never thought I would get to the end)
    My preceptorship will be starting in 5 days and I am excited as well as apprehensive about it. I hope I have enough training, they put me in psych, which I like very much, but I don't know if I am ready for it. Eventually I would love to get into case management as well as be a legal nurse consultant. My interest has been in psych for as long as I can remember, I just wonder if psych would enable me to achieve my long-term goals. I'm sure many are just as confused about what road to take as I am. This sight has been very informative, and may I add addicting (I visit every day).
  12. by   susie1988
    Hello everybody! I'm brand new here but it looks like a great forum for the many discussions and questions. I'm an LPN working in SDC. I've worked sub-acute, geriatrics, hospice, vna, agency and behavior. Yeah I've been around for a while. I'm new to SDC and have lots of questions but didn't get much of an orientation to SDC. If anyone has any info or helpful hints I'd certainly appreciate it. :spin:
  13. by   Ranger12
    Hello,
    I am new at this so please have patience. I am a RN that is 52 years old. I came up through the ranks (CNA to LPN to RN) and have just finished my BSN. I have worked in a hospital, clinic, and now nursing home. I am ready for a change, and am interested in community nursing but unsure as to how to get the first year experience. I welcome any advice and would like to hear about the various experiences.

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