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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   ali_gator
    Hello Britney, and welcome!

    That's great that you know what you want to do so early in life! That can't be said for most of us. You sound very dedicated, and I'm sure you'll make an awesome nurse.
  2. by   nurse_ashley
    hi! thank you for extending your hand to us new people..i still havent found my way around the site. it'll be good for me to be able to talk to someone with your experience. i'm 17...an early graduate and nursing is all i ever wanted to do. i just got accepted into the nursing program at my school and i'm so excited!! congrats on your christianity too..i've been a christian all my life but i'm just beginning to act like it. i know it's sad but i'm starting to become more serious about the things in my life. i don't really have a choice, i'm outta high school...time for the real world now. :uhoh21:
    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   hapystampr
    Hi - thanks for the howdy! I've been a nurse since 1976 and am currently in a pediatric telephone triage position. It's a blessing and I love doing it, except when holidays roll around! I have 3 kids, 2 of them drive and the third drives me nuts - but I love them all! Am not sure this is where I'm suppose to post this - so we'll see if it works as I learn my way around this site!
  4. by   Chris1624
    I am an RN working in critical care in Michigan. I'm working on my BSN through MSU, and will be finished May 2006 - yeah! I am planning on continuing with my masters - CNS. I am enjoying this site so far with all the different discussions! Hope everyone is having a great summer!
  5. by   jsteine1
    Quote from Chris1624
    I am an RN working in critical care in Michigan. I'm working on my BSN through MSU, and will be finished May 2006 - yeah! I am planning on continuing with my masters - CNS. I am enjoying this site so far with all the different discussions! Hope everyone is having a great summer!
    What is a CNS? Thanks
  6. by   JCButler
    Hi everyone, this site came up in discussion during my University of Phoenix Contemporary issues and health policy class, I have been nursing for 25 years now, trying to get into Case Management or go back into Critical Care. For the past 5 years I have been working medical/surgical floating as needed for the Healthcare network I work for. :stone
  7. by   gvillar
    Hello everyone! What a great site.....very informative and straight to the point.................. I was just wondering if there are any Filipinos signed up on this website?????

    gina
  8. by   BritneyA
    Hi everyone,
    What college do you think I need to go to? I want to become a neonatologist But i don't know wich college would be the best one for me.
    Always,
    Britney
  9. by   texas_ccmrn
    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!
    Just wanted to say hello... I am new to this site and glad to be here.
  10. by   manzie05
    My name is Felicia Manzie and I am new to this website,
    I am not a nurse. I am a certified nursing assistant. Some
    people don't even recognize us or respect that kind of career.
    I hope some people don't shut me out, because of that.
    I am from Camden, Alabama. I am 29 years old and married
    and have two boys nine and six. I have been thinking quiet
    sometimes about being a nurse.
    Last edit by manzie05 on Jul 23, '05 : Reason: I misspelled a word
  11. by   manzie05
    I thought I was the only person getting welcome to this website, but I'm glad that there is more than one new person to the website.
  12. by   ali_gator
    Quote from manzie05
    My name is Felicia Manzie and I am new to this website,
    I am not a nurse. I am a certified nursing assistant. Some
    people don't even recognize us or respect that kind of career.
    I hope some people don't shut me out, because of that.
    I am from Camden, Alabama. I am 29 years old and married
    and have two boys nine and six. I have been thinking quiet
    sometimes about being a nurse.
    Nobody should disrespect your work, as it is critical to patient outcomes, and don't allow anyone to tell you that it isn't. I've found that the majority of people on this forum are open to everyone who has an interest in the nursing profession, and are helpful in answering any questions you may have. Welcome, Felicia.
  13. by   Franlpntorn
    Quote from manzie05
    My name is Felicia Manzie and I am new to this website,
    I am not a nurse. I am a certified nursing assistant. Some
    people don't even recognize us or respect that kind of career.
    I hope some people don't shut me out, because of that.
    I am from Camden, Alabama. I am 29 years old and married
    and have two boys nine and six. I have been thinking quiet
    sometimes about being a nurse.

    As former CNA turn RN I love my CNA's. I don't have the time to do every thing. Not with 5 Pt to take care of. We have an CNA on night's that would make a great nurse. I think all NURSES should be CNA's first. First this would cut out the first 6 weeks of nursing school. That would give the student 6 weeks of more hands on skills for the nurse. My CNA's are the ones who gives me a heads up when there might be a problem. So don't let the nurse get you down. Some of them were never where you are now. I try to teach my CNA what to look for and what to report. CNA are dependent on their schooling. If they have been educated well they understand what to do. Woking in ECF vs a Hospital is different.
    Find a nurse you like and get a long with and tell her you want to become a nurse. You'll find that a good nurse will explaine a lot of things to you. They will become your biggest supporter too.
    One thing you will have to do is give all your attenion to your schooling. So make sure you can commit to 2 years of study with no breaks, and no distractions. Hope you have a understanding husband and kids.
    Oh by the way get your gen eds first, try not to take them at the same time as your nurseing classes. Unless your the perfict student where you don't have to take notes and it all goes in and stays and can do 5 reports in a week. I don't recomend it. First go to the school your thinking about and find out what you need first. The cost of school is high, so find out what help is out there. Don't go on line for this help, go to the school.
    Good luck and don't lose heart.
    Last edit by Franlpntorn on Jul 23, '05

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