Hi, my name is Patti - been a nurse for 4 yrs


  1. I'm new to this forum, but would love to get to know nurses from all walks of life

    I'm 40 yrs old. became a nurse in 2000. I'm an LPN. Always wanted to be a nurse, but never had the time and money at the same time. I went back to school when my twin boys started school. I'm married and live in Yuma, AZ. My dream is to get my RN and become an ER nurse. I'm currently working as a wound/tx nurse in a LTC facility.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   nurseunderwater

    Welcome to Allnurses Patty!
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome! Nice to meet you. Good luck with your goals!
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Patti, welcome to All Nurses!
  6. by   nursedawn67
    [font=lucida console]welcome!!!
  7. by   NURSEPATTY
    Welcome to the group! I too am an LPN of short duration...getting mine also in 2000, I have both hospital and LTC experience..at this time am working agency nursing.....mainly thru Kforce Health Staffing.I intend on persuing My Rn hopefully next year. Good luck in your future plans.
  8. by   DOCS RN
    Very cool, welcome aboard.
  9. by   niksemtmom
    Hi, I just graduated from nursing school, hope to take my boards in July and be an RN. I have been working for the last 3 years an an ER tech, and love it. I have a second interview at a big hospital tomorrow for their step down ICU unit. If anyone has any tips I would love it. Never really had any FORMAL interviews. I did my HOMEWORK and researched the hospital, but I am not sure what types of questions, other than the hours and pay, to ask them. I am sure they will ask me questions too, any help let me know. The interview is tomorrow, Tuesday. Thanks,
  10. by   twinkies93@cs.com
    hi

    Where did you go to school? It looks like you are from the mid west. My husband and I lived in Waterloo, Ia for about 7 yrs in the 1990's my boys were born there.

    I trained in a hospital based nursing school in Moundsville, WV. I then started to work at the hospital were I trained. I was an ICU nurse for 9 months. Wow, what an eye opening expirence. I know one thing. Don't ever put me on a vent.

    Would love to hear from you, again

    Patti
  11. by   niksemtmom
    Not sure how come you think that I am from the mid-west, I live in Northern, NJ. Maybe I filled out the form wrong when I subscribed to this, but I have lived in NJ for my whole life. I went to a community college to get my nursing. I have one son, he will be 4 at the end of June. I have worked in an ER for the passed 3 years, but I am looking into the ICU b/c the ER I work at won't hire me as a new nurse, only b/c they do not have any openings. So I am going to a larger hospital, 645 bed, the one I work at now is a little community hospital, 192 beds. This way I can get my experience and then move on to a trauma hospital. Thanks for replying to me. I would love to chat more. KIM
  12. by   manna
    Welcome to allnurses!
  13. by   jnette
    hi there patti ! welcome to allnurses !!!

    nice name, too. heh.. my sister's name. :d and she lives in tucson.

    sounds like you have your goals set, and you have already accomplished one of them.. you're a nurse ! i, too, was like you... had neither the time nor money while the kids were young, then life threw me a few more curveballs, so i finally materialized my own dream of becoming an rn at the tender, ripe age of 53 ! :chuckle

    hey.. better late than never, right?

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