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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 amy2951
    Hi everyone, I went back to school for my BS in Health Care Management after 30 years in nursing!, and I will graduate in January. Thanks, for the warm welcome.

    WOW Amy!

    Now what?
  2. by   InHisService
    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!
    I am an old O.R. nurse.I have never participated in an online forum but I am looking for ideas for my next career. I will resign from my hospital in four years with thirty years under my belt. I volunteer at medical clinics for homeless and uninsured which is very rewarding for me.
    My kids are young adults and I am single, so the world is my oyster. I take my lead from the Lord and know that He is ultimately guiding me. But that does not mean sitting around for something to happen, I have to be aware of avenues open to me.
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from InHisService
    I am an old O.R. nurse.I have never participated in an online forum but I am looking for ideas for my next career. I will resign from my hospital in four years with thirty years under my belt. I volunteer at medical clinics for homeless and uninsured which is very rewarding for me.
    My kids are young adults and I am single, so the world is my oyster. I take my lead from the Lord and know that He is ultimately guiding me. But that does not mean sitting around for something to happen, I have to be aware of avenues open to me.

    Sounds great!

    Have you considered travel nursing?

    God bless you!
  4. by   Kizz
    Thank you for the welcome I have just joined today. I am so happy that I found this site, this is really awesome. I am a nursing student I start clinicals this semester for two years!! Althought I am excited to be going to clinicals I can't wait to be finished with school. I think this site will calm any worries I have to face. Thankyou. Kizzie

    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!
  5. by   nurse_atnite
    Hi Everyone! I stumbled upon Allnurses yesterday while I was trying to find some info on Magnet Hospitals.....the hospital I work for is trying to become one of "those" places. I haven't really decided if its a good thing or not.

    I am 41 yrs old.....I graduated 6 yrs ago with an Associates Degree in Nursing. I live and work in North East Ohio. And I work on an L&D unit.

    I have a 13 yr old daughter and an almost 8 yr old son. I am married to the guy I dated in high school.....I still dont know how people stay married so long....its really hard work. My hobby is keeping all of our schedules organized!!!

    This is a great site, I'm looking forward to exploring it and learning from many of your experiences.
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Kizz
    Thank you for the welcome I have just joined today. I am so happy that I found this site, this is really awesome. I am a nursing student I start clinicals this semester for two years!! Althought I am excited to be going to clinicals I can't wait to be finished with school. I think this site will calm any worries I have to face. Thankyou. Kizzie
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{Kizzie}}}}}}}}}
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nurse_atnite
    Hi Everyone! I stumbled upon Allnurses yesterday while I was trying to find some info on Magnet Hospitals.....the hospital I work for is trying to become one of "those" places. I haven't really decided if its a good thing or not.

    I am 41 yrs old.....I graduated 6 yrs ago with an Associates Degree in Nursing. I live and work in North East Ohio. And I work on an L&D unit.

    I have a 13 yr old daughter and an almost 8 yr old son. I am married to the guy I dated in high school.....I still dont know how people stay married so long....its really hard work. My hobby is keeping all of our schedules organized!!!

    This is a great site, I'm looking forward to exploring it and learning from many of your experiences.

    Welcome! Gee it seems to me that all the nice people come from Ohio! Do ya think so too?

    Take care and enjoy!
  8. by   futureRN25
    Hey everyone question,
    My long term goal is to be in the administrative position after a couple of years of clinical experience under my belt. Should I start off in Med/Surg or Critical care. I also have a B.S. in Exercise Physiology which is basically cardiac rehab where I interned and gained some experience.
  9. by   nobita
    I'm not yet in any nursing program but here I am. I'm a Vietnamese male age of 22 attending college and majoring biology& sociology. I'm here to seek advices regards of my complicated life situation. Since this is the introductory forum, I'll post an advice request in the Nursing Career Advice forum. If you would like to give comment or look over. I'm so glad to find this website and hopefully to be found myself welcome here.

    Thank you very much. I wish you and your loved ones the best.
    Sincerely.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106856
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from futureRN25
    Hey everyone question,
    My long term goal is to be in the administrative position after a couple of years of clinical experience under my belt. Should I start off in Med/Surg or Critical care. I also have a B.S. in Exercise Physiology which is basically cardiac rehab where I interned and gained some experience.

    Hi, good luck with it!

    Try the nursing career forum at



    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nobita
    I'm not yet in any nursing program but here I am. I'm a Vietnamese male age of 22 attending college and majoring biology& sociology. I'm here to seek advices regards of my complicated life situation. Since this is the introductory forum, I'll post an advice request in the Nursing Career Advice forum. If you would like to give comment or look over. I'm so glad to find this website and hopefully to be found myself welcome here.

    Thank you very much. I wish you and your loved ones the best.
    Sincerely.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106856

    Wow, I read your post on that thread. That is SO MUCH to deal with and I commend you for helping your mother, many adult children would have run from the responsibility!

    Gosh you are so GOOD to her -

    Nobita I don't know how you feel about counseling but I think it is important for your mom to get help (suicide is a symptom of depression and one day she may succeed!) and for you to have some family counseling - it is so lovely you want to choose to help her - yet sad if you don't find yourself happy.

    Anyway I urge anyone on this thread to take the time and read Nobita's post (click on the link in his intro). Please accept hugs and comfort from my family to yours.

    Yes, as someone said, hospitals and other facilities, if they hire you, often WILL pay or help pay for further education.

    Bless you!
  12. by   nobita
    zoeboboey, I'm already feel welcome by your post. Fortunately, I know there're many others like you out there. I knew couple nurses from local hospital. They urge wanted to help my mom, they asked my mom to move in the live with them. She doesn't want their help. I thought of family counseling, but her friends said it won't help. Because the cause of her mild depress came from me. They suggested to continue what I'm doing and I could listen to her and try to make her proud. Part of me wanted to quit everything I'm doing and go working full-time, both of my former and current (part-time) employers wanted me to work full-time for them.

    It's kind of confusing for many people about my situation. If I go for money without education, my mom would left me alone in this world. It's not like mental illness, it's just the culture and the environment she grew up with. A mom alike her can't bear a living with child(ren) who disobey and against her wishes. And I don't want "big title" in many years later and for all these years my mom working so hard with her awful employer (minimum wage, full-time + 2 hours unpaid every day-arrive 45 mins early, clock out, stay back another hour to finish the task-pay late, sometimes not even paying until 1 year later for that month, no benefits). As above, I don't want title, but I wanted Medical, to be able to use the knowledge to cure my mom (she exposed to some unknown smokey chemical during Vietnam war by accident - American helicopter got shot and drop the chemical box right inside her home, her neighbor passed away after a few years- he inhaled too much of that chemical, luckily my mom inhaled only so little), but still symptoms appear now.

    Thank you again for your message zoeboboey. Thank you for your support and the hugs.

    I must go to class now.
    Best regards,
    N.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nobita
    Thank you again for your message zoeboboey. Thank you for your support and the hugs.

    I must go to class now.
    Best regards,
    N.
    You are so welcome and PLEASE make yourself comfortable, ask for help, whatever you need. Sometimes an understanding ear helps so much.

    Just please try to remember - even though your behavior (not following mom's orders) is discouraging to your mom - you CANNOT cause even a little bit of the depression! # 1, it is a chemical thing, and #2, any emotional component is caused by HER OWN choices - her choice not to accept what you are doing, her choice not to accept counseling or help from friends.

    I know you feel you are hurting your mom - but mom is hurting HER self. I am sad for you that she can't tell you she's proud of you - but I know I am, and many others who have heard your story are proud of you too!

    God bless you!!!

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

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