Hi. I am a brand new graduate practical nurse and new to allnurses

  1. hi. i am a 27 yr. old caucasion female and live in connecticut. i graduated 2 weeks ago from an lpn program and won an award for demonstrating a high level of quality patient care during graduation. i hate to sound conceited but i am very proud of my award. i am extremly excited and scared about entering the fun filled world of nursing. i would love to chat with anyone either in my shoes right now or someone with experience who can give some advice.
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]welcome to allnurses.com and to the wonderful world of nursing. have you found a job yet?
  4. by   Tweety
    Congratulations on graduation and the award. That's something to be proud of. Welcome to Allnurses!
  5. by   Ladybug10
    Thank you for the advise Ruby Vee. You are absolutely right about that.
  6. by   Ladybug10
    Thank you tweety.
  7. by   Ladybug10
    Ruby Vee I have found a job. I start orientation on Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   Ruby Vee
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    ruby vee i have found a job. i start orientation on tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    congratulations! what kind of a place are you going to be working?
  9. by   Ladybug10
    I will be starting at the long term care part of the facility. However I hope to eventually be working on the sub-acute floor eventually. They also have a dementia!!!!!!!!!! What kind of place do you work at? Are you an LPN or RN? I see your specialties are ICU/CCU that must keep you running!!! I have a ton of respect for nurses and aides who work in ICU/CCU. I had a cousin in ICU and the nurses and aides were so compasionate and took such good care of her and I know thats a high stress job.
  10. by   Ruby Vee
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    i will be starting at the long term care part of the facility. however i hope to eventually be working on the sub-acute floor eventually. they also have a dementia!!!!!!!!!! what kind of place do you work at? are you an lpn or rn? i see your specialties are icu/ccu that must keep you running!!! i have a ton of respect for nurses and aides who work in icu/ccu. i had a cousin in icu and the nurses and aides were so compasionate and took such good care of her and i know thats a high stress job.
    i'm an rn for nearly 30 years now. i've never done long term care, and although we do get dementia patients it's always because there's something else wrong with them. it takes a special kind of person to work with dementia patients -- my hat is off to you!

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