Greeting from northRN

  1. Well .... let's see ....Today, here in northern Alberta, Canada ... it is snowing heavily.... I'm off today ... just finished three twelve hour shifts in my small rural hospital ... went back to to school as an "old lady" ....and finished my RN diploma when I was 40 ..... have been nursing for three years ..... steep learning curve in a small (13 bed) rural hospital with a 24/7 emergency department. Quite the place to start after graduation!! Not for everyone!! I also spent some time driving to the city and working on a medical floor in a large hospital so that gave me alot of great experience as well! Rural nursing is my interest and learning how to cope with being the "jack of all trades" RN (often the only RN) has been quite the experience!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Welcome - hope you stay around we could use some livening up of the rural forum
  4. by   northRN
    Thanks .... I am still learning and feeling my way around here .....
  5. by   shirley SA
    hi, from hot and sunny saudi arabia, I am a director of nurosng at a 68beds acute private hopstial I am from New Zealand but have worked in Aus for many years greetings to you
  6. by   LesJenRN
    Quote from northRN
    Thanks .... I am still learning and feeling my way around here .....
    Welcome! This is a really great site. My husband and I honeymooned up in Alberta. I even had the opportunity to visit the ED in a small hospital in Jasper while there! I envy you living in a place of such great beauty....
    I have also worked in a small rural hospital about the size of what you describe yours as....it was some time ago and I was a new grad. Talk about doing a little bit of EVERYTHING! It was a fun environment...
    I look forward to reading more of your posts!
  7. by   manna
    Welcome to allnurses! I don't think I could handle that cold, it's been in the mid-seventies here lately, and I'm loving it! Spring is in the air!
  8. by   northRN
    ....still snowing ..... depressing to say the least .... I am yearning for SPRING ....sometime I think about moving south .... somewhere ..... for a little more sun ..... but .... haven't done it yet ..... thanks for your greeting ! ....
  9. by   Tweety
    Hi! Greets from way South in Sunny Florida!
  10. by   LesJenRN
    Tweety are you rubbing it in??? She's cold up there remember?!
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from LesJenRN
    Tweety are you rubbing it in??? She's cold up there remember?!

    opps....but Summer's coming when it's 96 with 100% humidity and I'm melting, then they can rub it in too.
  12. by   Kudra
    just wanted to say hi... and don't worry... it's cold here in Ontario too!

    beth

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