Welcome to the Missouri State Forum! - page 9

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:wavey: welcome to the missouri state forum! why not 'show me' what part of the state you all are from? suebird :)... Read More


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    What's up ya'll? I am from Pike Co. Missouri. You know right on the Mississippi River, and where all the storms are. LOL Just found this forum. Pretty cool. I am working ER Agency in St. Louis right now. Currently at Holy Tony's. Although I was a full time ER nurse at SLU Hospital. Love Level I Trauma.
    Tired Brave Heart
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    "HOLY TONY's"....What a hoot!! LOL!
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    hi all im new to MO i live in st louis. i moved with my husband who is american. i am from the UK lived and studied there as an RN.
    at this point in time i do not work as an RN because theres a lot of exam to writeie CGFNS and NCLEX
    can you guys pls help me.
    also i need a job maybe as a CNA or any health related job just for a bit of income and toavoid boredom
    thanks for your help
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    Quote from enyoafi
    also i need a job maybe as a CNA or any health related job just for a bit of income and toavoid boredom
    I'm still a student so can't help much with any testing you will need to do, but I can recommend that you either call or walk in to several of the local hospitals to look for a position. It seems that just about everyone of them has positions for techs, patient sitters, or even unit secretaries or registrars if you're interested in any of those positions. With your experience, you're bound to get hired somewhere.

    You can also check the hospitals' websites and look for the names and/or number of their nurse recruiters. That would be one person who could be very helpful in getting you the help you've requested and also finding you employment.

    You might have to dig for some kind of contact information. For instance, on St. Luke's website, I found a link for someone to contact about their Student Nurse Employment which lists all the tech positions they have. She'd probably be a good person to start with for that facility.

    Be sure to check out the SSM facilities, Barnes Jewish, DePeres Hospital, SLU, WashU, whatever's closest to you -- and Best Wishes!!
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    Quote from enyoafi
    hi all im new to MO i live in st louis. i moved with my husband who is american. i am from the UK lived and studied there as an RN.
    at this point in time i do not work as an RN because theres a lot of exam to writeie CGFNS and NCLEX
    can you guys pls help me.
    also i need a job maybe as a CNA or any health related job just for a bit of income and toavoid boredom
    thanks for your help
    If you want to increase your skills and be challenged, go to St. Louis University hospital. If you don't want to be that challenged go to St. Joseph's west, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters hospital,etc. Good luck to you.
    TiredBraveHeart
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    'morning, folks! i'm a brand new LPN from the joplin area. moved here from wichita ks when nearly 4 yrs old, and have lived here ever since. in fact, i live w/in 12 miles of where i grew up. this is a second career for me--have an associate degree in office administration. worked in office settings for 15 years. when i found myself between jobs 2 yrs ago, i decided to go back to school and pursue my long-simmering interest in health care. it hasn't been easy; most of you are probably familiar with juggling family, part-time work and full-time school. and hoping like heck that it will all pan out. married, have two living children and a son we lost at age 7 to leukemia (12 yrs ago). not a direct result of the leukemia--chemo knocked immune system down, c. diff took up housekeeping in his gut, pseudomembranous colitis/multiple organ shut down, etc. anyway, i truly believe that i can and will make a difference in people's lives. i currently work at a small nursing home in the area. started there as an aide, and the DON was thrilled when i got accepted into lpn school! passed my state boards just 1 week ago, so now i am a real nurse. i plan to continue my education and get my rn (via distance learning). i'm really looking forward to this career!
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    Farmgirl:

    Welcome to the MO forum!! Glad to have you here!!

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure your experience with that will go a long way toward making you a great, compassionate nurse.

    Congrats on passing your boards and best wishes as you continue your education!!
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    Welcome Farmgirl,
    Congratulations on passing your NCLEX!! Like you, I have come to nursing as a second career. I nearly went to nursing school right out of high school (23 years ago, yikes!!), but at the time was kind of intimidated by my being the only guy in the information seminar. I backed out and took another path only to find myself at 41 years old doing what I should have done all those years ago.

    I'm finishing up my pre-req's this Fall and have my fingers crossed to be accepted into the nursing program at St. John's-SBU in spring '08. This site has lots of great information on it and I thoroughly enjoy reading it.
    farmgirl_dee65 likes this.
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    I am so very sorry to hear about your son. My daughter has had 43 brain surgeries and is terminal unless she can have a special brain surgery done by Dr. Rekate in AZ. My heart goew out to you and your family. Even though it was a few years ago, I am sure the pain is still there. I use my esperiences with bad nurses to make me a better nurse. I am sure you will too. Congratulations on passing your boards!!I wish you luck in your new profession.
    TiredBraveHeart
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    Hello all -- I am new here to posting.... I am from Cape Girardeau Mo. and am a nursing instructor. I've been a nurse for 15 years, and have worked both ends of the life spectrum. I started in oncology and hospiece and wound up in OB/NICU! Talk about variety:spin:! I am currently working on my masters in nursing education and am excited to find this community.


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