Back In The Saddle Again - page 2

With apologies for the Old West metaphors.....I am, indeed, back in the saddle again as a floor nurse. And as sore as my old bones are from the unaccustomed exertions of this past week, it's a good... Read More

  1. Visit  tinyonern profile page
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    Take care of yourself. And thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
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  3. Visit  swansonplace profile page
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    Thanks for the info. I am 51, and just starting a career as a nurse. If you have any suggestions as to appropriate places to work as a nurse please let me know. I can work part-time or full-time.
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  4. Visit  faithicu profile page
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    As an older nurse who has also lessened the pace I really enjoyed reading of your experiences. Now its quality of life for you and time to smell the roses.
  5. Visit  sallyrnrrt profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Well, I didn't really decide to go back to the floor, but when the opportunity to go back to my old, much-loved workplace opened up, I jumped on it. I'm pushing 55 myself so I don't know how long it'll last, but I'm going to find out!

    And, the breakdown I suffered was due in no small part to an out-of-control bipolar episode brought on by the severe stress I was under. I became extremely anxious and just could not go on. I still wonder how the heck my employer got around the ADA in terminating me, but at this point it's all water under the bridge and I'm well now, so I'm moving forward.
    do you promise it will only be two weeks and i will stop feeling ran over by a truck after a shift, i just got drafted from retirement back to a LTC as director of nursing
  6. Visit  swansonplace profile page
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    Quote from faithicu
    As an older nurse who has also lessened the pace I really enjoyed reading of your experiences. Now its quality of life for you and time to smell the roses.
    I totally agree. Are there are areas in nursing that are more suited to this attitude. I am a new nurse and thinking about areas to apply to that would be appropriate. I enjoyed being on a med surg/ and ortho floor.
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  7. Visit  gonzo1 profile page
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    I'm so glad that you got another job so quickly, and one that you seem happy with. It amazes me the way you can take a licking and keep on ticking.
  8. Visit  suni profile page
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    viva,
    Good for you it is amazing how our life can take different directions and we find that going back to our roots is the best sometimes
    I currently have had a desk job for the last year and am turning 60 this year, not sure how long I will have this job and wondering if I can physically handle the floor again but we all do what we have to do best of luck to you
  9. Visit  Career#24me profile page
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    Hello,

    After reading your post, I am so glad that you found another job after your previous experience. Best wishes to you!


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