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  • May 19

    Here's an older one from working in the PCU.
    WIPE MY BUTT!!!

    Patient stands up from the commode, bends over and commands, "Wipe my butt!"
    I asked, "Who wipes your butt at home?"
    Patient: "I do"
    Me: "I guess you'll do it here too."

    Seriously? Seriously! I can think of better things for other people to do for me.
    Funny people!

  • May 18

    After graduating college with a BA in psychology, I couldn't find a decent paying job, so I got a position as a flight attendant. I figured if I was going to work a low paying job, I might as well travel the world while waiting for the recession to end. During this time, I also joined the Naval Reserves and worked in intelligence.
    After being assaulted on a flight, I decided I wanted to arrest my passengers instead of handing out Cokes. I went through a grueling process for a career change to a public safety officer. I was a police officer, aircraft rescue and structural firefighter, and later paramedic. I absolutely loved my career. Once I was married and had kids, I had to change careers once again for my family and that's how I changed careers to nursing. I finished my BSN last year and I am contemplating going to graduate school for my FNP or psych NP. After that, I plan to ride off into the retirement sunset.

  • May 18

    After graduating college with a BA in psychology, I couldn't find a decent paying job, so I got a position as a flight attendant. I figured if I was going to work a low paying job, I might as well travel the world while waiting for the recession to end. During this time, I also joined the Naval Reserves and worked in intelligence.
    After being assaulted on a flight, I decided I wanted to arrest my passengers instead of handing out Cokes. I went through a grueling process for a career change to a public safety officer. I was a police officer, aircraft rescue and structural firefighter, and later paramedic. I absolutely loved my career. Once I was married and had kids, I had to change careers once again for my family and that's how I changed careers to nursing. I finished my BSN last year and I am contemplating going to graduate school for my FNP or psych NP. After that, I plan to ride off into the retirement sunset.

  • Apr 30

    Would I marry or date a patient or ex-patient??

    No way! For one thing....my husband would get very angry with me!!!

  • Apr 28

    I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette through the online RN-BSN program in December. I already had a BA, so the core courses were not a problem for me. I actually learned a lot from their courses and they were very good about keeping in touch with their students. You might want to take a look at that school. Best wishes!

  • Apr 24

    BlackRN, I wish I could have an answer for you, but I don't. I'm also an INTJ. I have taken that test twice and received the same result. I believe we don't have a definitive suggestion for you because we are all in the same boat! LOL! It's difficult because I have the same difficulties as you with regard to trying to find a career that I am truly happy working.
    It takes me a while to warm up to new people, but once I do, I can be outgoing. Friends and coworkers have told me that their first impressions of me is anywhere from snobbish (due to being quiet) to unfriendly.
    I have had many careers in my life and have never had a problem or failure switching to a totally different field. I believe that if I could fail at it, then I would have some guidance with what I am suppose to do.

    I enjoy chaos and organizing it into some sort of system. I presently work in the ED and for the most part, enjoy it at this time. I am in my element when it is downright chaotic. My responsibility to my family prevents me from changing careers yet again. I plan to continue my education in nursing (for now) and will look for opportunities within this field. I'm sure there is somewhere where I'll fit in and feel fulfillment in my decision. I share your frustration and wonder if I'll ever find my niche in the workplace.
    If I ever figure it out, I'll be sure to tell you.

    I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone and that there are others like you. I didn't know that we are 1% of the population. Very interesting indeed.
    Best of luck to you.....and if YOU figure it out, please tell us!

  • Apr 15

    I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette through the online RN-BSN program in December. I already had a BA, so the core courses were not a problem for me. I actually learned a lot from their courses and they were very good about keeping in touch with their students. You might want to take a look at that school. Best wishes!

  • Mar 9

    Pixie, I have watched you 'grow up' over the years here on AN through all of the certifications and degrees. I am so proud of you! I know I sound motherly, but eh, who cares! I am excited for you in your new journey. I have no advice for you other than do what's best for you.
    The ER is a mystical place where you can love it and hate it at the same time and always seem to go back to it. Many nurses I know who have left into other areas either do some sort of PRN work until they eventually stop or go cold turkey and enjoy the memories. It's a badge of honor to say you've worked in the ER. I'm looking to change later this year. Like you, I'm at a point where I need to find something a little less frantic and let the younger nurses go bonkers. I'll look forward to see how you deal with the change.
    Best wishes! I know whatever you do, you'll be successful.

  • Mar 9

    SoCal,
    First of all, best wishes for your goals and waiting to hear from nursing schools.
    I don't think any type of education is waste, but you need to keep in mind what your end goal is - to become a NP in the ED. If you look at all the paramedic nurses who contributed to this thread, you notice something in common - all had years of experience prior to nursing. Like nursing school, in medic school, you will learn the basics to become a paramedic. The real education is the years put into the position and the experience. I would recommend to stay with the nursing. There are plenty of certifications to get along the way and they all would help you reach your goal. The EMT-P without experience would not help you. Ultimately it is your decision, but I hope you consider the advice on this thread. I was licensed paramedic in a busy 911 system with aggressive and advanced protocols. I did this for 9 years and it was the time in EMS that helped me, not the sole aspect of going to paramedic school.
    Good luck in your future!!

  • Jan 19

    I definitely recommend the GOLD BOND Ultimate softening cream with Shea butter.
    It has helped my "old lady" hands tremendously!

  • Dec 17 '15

    I finally finished the program on Friday. I thought it was a good program and fair. I did learn a lot with respect to research, writing papers, and leadership aspects. The Capstone class was not difficult: I expected it to be really hard. I certainly recommend this program. My advice for any of the classes is to do any project or paper with the rubric at your side. They grade from the rubric, so as long as you address all of the points listed and follow APA style, you will receive a good grade. I managed to get all A's in my classes.
    Good Luck to everyone starting out! It will go by faster than you realize.

  • Nov 1 '15

    I agree with everyone before me. I would like to add something though. Know the laws and SOPs of your hospital. You'll find yourself in some strange situations in the ER. It will guide you as to what you should do and cover all your bases. Examples: HIPAA, mandatory reporting requirements, special paperwork required for animal bites, psych patients, death protocols, etc.
    These are good things to know, especially when the place is jumping and you don't have time to learn about it at that time.
    At least familiarize yourself with them.

    Good luck!



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