Hello wonderful folks at allnurses.com! Here's a little about this new member.
I'm a new LPN (graduated in Aug '12 and licensed in Nov '12) in Louisiana. I have to thank everyone for all of your hard work and the great information you provide--I've been haunting/reading the site for years, but I just registered tonight. Y'all definitely helped me through nursing school. I graduated valedictorian of my class and also received my school's Nightingale Award, so pat yourselves on the back for helping me.
From a very young age, I had aspirations to be a doctor. I wanted to make sick people better. Then I found out the difference between what a nurse does and what a doctor does as far as healthcare goes, and I decided that nursing was my calling.
I am currently searching for my first nursing job, and the possibilities are exhilarating. I hope to share both this job-hunting journey and the remainder of my career with y'all.