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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   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from futureRN25
    Hello, Everyone I am new here. I am 25 and have a B.S. in Physiology and now I am currently enrolled in a 30-month Diploma RN program here in New Jersey and hope that everything will go well. After completing the RN program I want to pursue a Master's in Nursing or Public Health. I'm nervous but also excited.

    All the best to the nursing students and nurses working very hard. Keep up the good work.

    30 month straight? or no?

    Good luck to you!
  2. by   NURSESUZ
    Hello to all who read this. I am currently an LPN, working in an in-patient psych facility, with all ages and manner of patients, from the very young(5 to...) to the very old(...98). I enjoy my work very much, but it can be a challenge sometimes. I am happily married for 18.9 years, our anniversary is Sunday!! Can't believe it's been that long, somtimes. We have a 17 year old daughter, who is out for the summer now--UGHHH!! Have 2 cats and a bird. Am a first-time home-owner, and finally getting everything unpacked after a year living here. I work nights, and there just aren't enough hours in my day. Well, guess that's about it. Just wanted to say "HI".
    Last edit by NURSESUZ on May 26, '05
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NURSESUZ
    Hello to all who read this. I am currently an LPN, working in an in-patient psych facility, with all ages and manner of patients, from the very young(5 to...) to the very old(...98). I enjoy my work very much, but it can be a challenge sometimes. I am happily married for 18.9 years, our anniversary is Sunday!! Can't believe it's been that long, somtimes. We have a 17 year old daughter, who is out for the summer now--UGHHH!! Have 2 cats and a bird. Am a first-time home-owner, and finally getting everything unpacked after a year living here. I work nights, and there just aren't enough hours in my day. Well, guess that's about it. Just wanted to say "HI".

    Hi Suz, welcome!

    Wow can't imagine taking care of psych patients with that age range - oh, it may be different units for different ages? Probably

    Anyway, sounds like you are pretty busy and yeah, working nights doesn't leave much time. Hmm, too bad you didn't save some of that unpacking for your 17 year old! (ha ha, yeah right, I have an 18 year old son, can you say "just about helpless"? LOL!)

    Take care!
  4. by   eugochukwu
    i want to be a nurse
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from eugochukwu
    i want to be a nurse
    Hi, try clicking this thread:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75
  6. by   CELTIC-RN
    Hi there , new to the site, RN for 13 years mostlty cardiac and ER now flight nurse and loving it!!!! Finally living the dream!! Just wanted to say HI!!!
  7. by   vixn
    Hey all... am new here (obviously)

    I'm 27 years old with a (nearly) 7 year old daughter and a fiancee. I live in South Australia and I am halfway through my 3 year Bachelor of Nursing (pre-registration) degree. Although the going is a bit tough some days, I'm loving every minute of it(please remind me of this as often as possible!)

    Now that I'm here, its probably going to be hard to get rid of me
    Last edit by vixn on May 26, '05 : Reason: typos
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from CELTIC-RN
    Hi there , new to the site, RN for 13 years mostlty cardiac and ER now flight nurse and loving it!!!! Finally living the dream!! Just wanted to say HI!!!

    Wow that sounds GREAT! Welcome to the board!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from vixn
    Hey all... am new here (obviously)

    I'm 27 years old with a (nearly) 7 year old daughter and a fiancee. I live in South Australia and I am halfway through my 3 year Bachelor of Nursing (pre-registration) degree. Although the going is a bit tough some days, I'm loving every minute of it(please remind me of this as often as possible!)

    Now that I'm here, its probably going to be hard to get rid of me

    Hi there, welcome to the board! 3 year Bachelor of nursing, are you saying that is all prerequisites?

    Good luck to you!
  10. by   NURSESUZ
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi Suz, welcome!

    Wow can't imagine taking care of psych patients with that age range - oh, it may be different units for different ages? Probably

    Anyway, sounds like you are pretty busy and yeah, working nights doesn't leave much time. Hmm, too bad you didn't save some of that unpacking for your 17 year old! (ha ha, yeah right, I have an 18 year old son, can you say "just about helpless"? LOL!)

    Take care!
    Hi, Zoe--Thanks for the reply last nite. I am new here, so I don't really know how this works, but here goes. Yes, I do work on several different units. I am assigned by an agency to this facility, so I go where they send me. Did I understand you to say in one of your threads that you are bipolar? If I am wrong, forgive me--I'm sorry if I just made that assumption--maybe I was reading someone else. If you understood you right, please tell me how you do it. I was diagnosed in 2003, and sometimes I feel as if I am "Working in the Dark". (Book out by Hazelden--recovery/tx ctr). If you know of anybody in a similar situation, please let me know how to become more enlightened.

    Thanks again, for replying to me. I feel like I am welcome here.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NURSESUZ
    Hi, Zoe--Thanks for the reply last nite. I am new here, so I don't really know how this works, but here goes. Yes, I do work on several different units. I am assigned by an agency to this facility, so I go where they send me. Did I understand you to say in one of your threads that you are bipolar? If I am wrong, forgive me--I'm sorry if I just made that assumption--maybe I was reading someone else. If you understood you right, please tell me how you do it. I was diagnosed in 2003, and sometimes I feel as if I am "Working in the Dark". (Book out by Hazelden--recovery/tx ctr). If you know of anybody in a similar situation, please let me know how to become more enlightened.

    Thanks again, for replying to me. I feel like I am welcome here.


    Hi Suz, that was me, yep yep!

    Do a search (above) on the words depression, bipolar, and mental health, there you can narrow it down to be just thread titles.

    Haven't heard of that book "Working in the Dark" - is it specifically about work? I will be doing vocational rehab soon!
  12. by   NURSESUZ
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi Suz, welcome!

    Wow can't imagine taking care of psych patients with that age range - oh, it may be different units for different ages? Probably

    Anyway, sounds like you are pretty busy and yeah, working nights doesn't leave much time. Hmm, too bad you didn't save some of that unpacking for your 17 year old! (ha ha, yeah right, I have an 18 year old son, can you say "just about helpless"? LOL!)

    Take care!
    "Working in the Dark" is for healthcare professionals with mental health issues. I just learned of it myself--www.hazelden.org--I hope to be able to order it through my local bookstore. Excuse me for being so pushy, I hope you don't mind my asking, though. Did you say vocational rehab? I don't know anything about that, so maybe you would'nt be offended if I were to ask you about it, sometime. I am in the process of searching for another specialty/position here.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NURSESUZ
    "Working in the Dark" is for healthcare professionals with mental health issues. I just learned of it myself--www.hazelden.org--I hope to be able to order it through my local bookstore. Excuse me for being so pushy, I hope you don't mind my asking, though. Did you say vocational rehab? I don't know anything about that, so maybe you would'nt be offended if I were to ask you about it, sometime. I am in the process of searching for another specialty/position here.


    Wow that is just fantastic, that book! (Rats why wasn't I well enough so I could have written it, sigh...).

    Anyway - The vocational rehab is a state (I think) program - for those on social security disability, again, "I think" - sorry I can't do better than that but I have an appt coming up soon so I'll let you know. I am just starting it. I am pretty sure I won't be pursuing nursing at least not yet - I have been burned so many times since I became an RN in 81 -

    Maybe I could do nursing after a while - right now I am pretty impaired - depression, fatigue, med changes. Not to mention hostile toward the profession - or I should say its employers...

    Thanks re the book, and I'll be in touch re the voc rehab info!

    xo

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