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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   Bernie6
    Hello - this is my first time in this site. I am a diploma RN for 20 years, 54, 4 grown children and the most wonderful granddaughter Olivia. I just recently resigned as a DON of a LTC facility after 5 years and previously worked as ADON/DON for 13 years at another LTC facility. I am finally burnt from doing management. I am looking for something else in nursing but really love having patient contact. Perhaps PT home health. Well, just wanted to say hi! I hope this site helps me to find what I am looking for.
    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!
  2. by   ceril
    hi to everybody..
    im new in this site so i would like to be one of you.. im a nursing student and im taking a research by now...Would you mind to help me?...
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I don't know what happened! But I didn't receive notice that you guys were coming by and visiting - I just LOVE to welcome you all - sigh - I .... (sniff) ... failed miserably!

    So - HI ALL! and WELCOME! Please make yourselves at home, there's coffee, tea, soda - help yourself!

    If no one shows up just go to the bedroom around back and kick me in the head, I will get up!

    God bless you guys!
  4. by   marf44
    Hi All
    What a great welcome. I am an older nurse. Started with my diploma and got my BSN in 91 and started Grad school for my Pediatric Nurse Practioner should have graduated in 2003 but due to family problems needed to stop.( only have one semester to finish) Did attempt to finish in 2004 but needed to quit before the first semester was up. have been very depressed as I have no family support. Two boys who are adults but my husband has not been very supportive. So I thought that I would just toss out and sell all of my books and notes etc. I thought I was through with nursing and school but have missed this part of my life. I was an ICU nurse for about 10 years did Peds for 12 years and worked in home care and some private duty for about 5 years. currently I am working in telephone triage area. It is OK but I miss the face to face patient contact. Thanks for this web site I am hoping that in reading all of your listings I will find the courage to get a degree on line or perhaps find a way back to finish my MSN. degree. Thank you
    marf 44
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from marf44
    Hi All
    What a great welcome. I am an older nurse. Started with my diploma and got my BSN in 91 and started Grad school for my Pediatric Nurse Practioner should have graduated in 2003 but due to family problems needed to stop.( only have one semester to finish) Did attempt to finish in 2004 but needed to quit before the first semester was up. have been very depressed as I have no family support. Two boys who are adults but my husband has not been very supportive. So I thought that I would just toss out and sell all of my books and notes etc. I thought I was through with nursing and school but have missed this part of my life. I was an ICU nurse for about 10 years did Peds for 12 years and worked in home care and some private duty for about 5 years. currently I am working in telephone triage area. It is OK but I miss the face to face patient contact. Thanks for this web site I am hoping that in reading all of your listings I will find the courage to get a degree on line or perhaps find a way back to finish my MSN. degree. Thank you
    marf 44
    I have thrown out everything before too - our priorities change like waves through our lives.

    I know a doc who started med school in his 60's - he used to say, well how old will I be in 8 years? and how old will I be if I DON'T go to medical school?

    {{{{{{{{{{{Marf44}}}}}}}}}}
  6. by   marf44
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I have thrown out everything before too - our priorities change like waves through our lives.

    I know a doc who started med school in his 60's - he used to say, well how old will I be in 8 years? and how old will I be if I DON'T go to medical school?

    {{{{{{{{{{{Marf44}}}}}}}}}}
    Thanks so much for the encouragment. I have been reading so many email posts. This is a great web site. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. We as nurses need to have an area where we can discuss issues that touch nurses.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from marf44
    Thanks so much for the encouragment. I have been reading so many email posts. This is a great web site. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. We as nurses need to have an area where we can discuss issues that touch nurses.

    I think it's terrific! I think it would be neat to have a thread in which the history of Allnurses is described. Monitors?

    Check in Marf now and then and let me know how you are doing! xo
  8. by   1kittyluvr
    Hello to all. Im a divorcd mother of 2 boys 18 and 14. I've been nursing for 6 yrs and all of this time is in hemodiaysis. I LOVE IT!! I am, however, loking to move soon and would like to know if anyone knows of any openings in the Charlotte or Raleigh area? Let me know

    1kittyluvr
  9. by   jsteine1
    Davita is a national outpatient provider of hemodialysis. They post their openings on their website at www.davita.com
    Best of luck on your move!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from 1kittyluvr
    Hello to all. Im a divorcd mother of 2 boys 18 and 14. I've been nursing for 6 yrs and all of this time is in hemodiaysis. I LOVE IT!! I am, however, loking to move soon and would like to know if anyone knows of any openings in the Charlotte or Raleigh area? Let me know

    1kittyluvr

    Hope your move goes well! Let us know!
  11. by   jncbrooks991
    Hello! I am a new member. I will be graduating in May. I am going to be a RN and very excited. I am married, 6 yrs, and we have 2 boys 10 and 4. Iam so glad I stumbled onto this website. I always have questions and concerns about this career I have chosen and being able to speak with other nurses with experience and students who feel the same way I do helps. I look foward to talking with ya'll. Thank you
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from jncbrooks991
    Hello! I am a new member. I will be graduating in May. I am going to be a RN and very excited. I am married, 6 yrs, and we have 2 boys 10 and 4. Iam so glad I stumbled onto this website. I always have questions and concerns about this career I have chosen and being able to speak with other nurses with experience and students who feel the same way I do helps. I look foward to talking with ya'll. Thank you

    Welcome ! I hope you enjoy the site and maybe we will bump into each other along the way!
  13. by   anntito
    Hi all! I am from KS working at Via Christi as a "Resource Pool" RN. No kids, never married. I'll be heading back to school this fall to WSU to work on my Master's Degree. I'm excited but kind of nervous about heading back and trying to juggle work full time with coursework. My background is SICU and OR, but for the past 4 years or so I've been floating to the various ICU's and floors, so I have a broad background. I'm hoping to one day be accepted to a CRNA program, I've applied the past two years, and got to interview the first year I applied- that was a wonderful learning experience. Persistence will pay off. I think it's important to have experience under the belt and to constantly challange the mind, so wish me the best of luck... and I want to make sure I thank all of the members here at allnurses for their advice and expertice- I've utilized this website on several occassions for assistance and found it to be very helpful.
    Melissa

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