1. Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you wish to discuss other topics that are local or state related. Enjoy!
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  3. by   shortsheryl
    Hi everyone!

    My name is Sheryl. I graduated from nursing school this past May

    and just recently received my license. I already have a job on the

    Psychiatric unit of my local hospital and I love it.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Hi Sheryl,
    My name is Russell.
    I live in Pecos, MM and work out of Santa Fe as a home health nurse.
    Welcome to the boards and if you need anything just ask.
  5. by   shortsheryl
    Thank you Rusty. I will Keep that in mind! How long have you been a nurse?
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I've only been a nurse for a mere 18 years.
    I'm married with 3 kids a bunch of dogs, a few horses etc...
  7. by   dosamigos76
    Hi Sheryl and Rusty,
    I am just starting the nursing program here in Clovis at the Community College. We've lived here just over two years and I really like it here.
  8. by   Rosienurse
    Hi. I live in Alamogordo, but I work in Deming in OB. I love my job and my family and I want to move to Silver City or Las Cruces. Anyone out there know what Silver's like?
  9. by   monkijr
    Hello, It's me Ursula,

    I live in the great city of Truth or Consequences, I work with DOH in nursing education/staff development.

    I have been a nurse since 1992.

    I am sad lately because I was really in hope of attending the get-together in Las Vegas, and work and scheduling will not allow it, am praying for a last minute change. I have never been to Vegas, still sad

    nuf of that, Rosienurse, I was just talking with someone that works in Deming her name is Kris, (bout 5 min ago) anyway, we talked about me working in Deming in OR, I have done so many things in nursing and have loved every bit of it, but, would like to try OR, just to say I did, besides that am ready for a change. About Silver City, they have a great teaching hospital, went to school at Western, I have a daughter in college at NMSU, Las Cruces is a growing city, and I do not believe you would have a difficult time finding work as a nurse, what specifically do you want to do? I heard of a position at the university for a nurse.

    Do you communte from Alamogordo?

    Take care y'all, I am glad I live in the state of "Wide Open Spaces".

    Oh, and Rusty, I do need something, I need a miracle , So I can go to LV!!!!!!
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    I'll focus my miracle energy your way starting now.
  11. by   Rosienurse
    Hi Ursula.
    I would like to stay in OB, as I am studying to become a certified nurse midwife. And, yes I commute from Alamogordo to Deming. I work Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (usually) and so I stay there when I work. If you were really interested in a position there, they have all kinds of openings. Just about every unit has some sort of opening.
  12. by   monkijr
    hi, rosienurse

    Have you applied at the new hospital in Las Cruces? I hear great things about the place as far as pt care. Don't know anyone there directly, does Alamogordo have a hospital?

    I have had the honor of working clinic with two midwives, what a fabulous experience.

    good luck to ya!!!
  13. by   Rosienurse
    I had thougth about applying to the new hospital, it's called Mountain View. They are known for their patient care. However, I have spoken to alot of people who worked there and then quit. They have a bad reputation for nurse treatment. Apparently, they are all about patient and doctor care, but they don't give a didly about the nursing staff. Plus, they haven't even been open a year and have already been through four administrators - now what does that say?
    There is a hospital here in Alamogordo. It's called Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. I had applied there, but they were offering only $16/hr and I am making $20.75/hr in Deming.
    In Deming, I work with two midwives. They are awesome. They have already allowed me to deliver some babies with their supervision. So very cool. Well, have a nice day/evening/weekend whatever!
  14. by   rpbear
    Hi everyone!

    I am a nursing student finishing up my last semester in New York befoe me and my husband get transfered back to my home town, Albuquerque, in December. I am so excited to be moving home and to be starting my nursing career. I will have lots of questions for you all as I finish up school and get ready to take my board exam and start lookin for my first job.