OHIO Nurses what part of Ohio are you from and what kind of nurse are you/will you be - page 20

Hi everyone, just trying to get some posts goin on in our OHio chat room, im from cincy and i want to be a travel nurse eventually...i also want to specialize in pediatrics maybe become an NP... Read More

  1. by   Laurab14
    Northwest Ohio, LTC as well as Education

    Laura RN
  2. by   Tippy-ta-ta
    I grew up in the OVH 15 minutes south of Steub. when I was 23 I moved to OK and i have been here for the last 12 yrs. I plan to go to LPN school next fall and then LPN-RN tansition on-line.
  3. by   iwanna
    I actually live in NW PA, but live very close to NE OH. I have worked in psych in NE OH. I haven't worked in four years due to health issues, but I am trying to get back into nursing. And, I think that I would prefer to work in OH, as the pay is usually better than PA.:wink2:
  4. by   Marysjrfan
    Quote from iwanna
    i actually live in nw pa, but live very close to ne oh. i have worked in psych in ne oh. i haven't worked in four years due to health issues, but i am trying to get back into nursing. and, i think that i would prefer to work in oh, as the pay is usually better than pa.:wink2:
    psych is my career goal too. any advice? what's the pay like? do you find it rewarding? i have always been interested in the mental health field. i'm just curious to hear from someone who has been there.
  5. by   iwanna
    I was satisfied with my pay. As an LPN with just a yr. experience under me, I started at $12 hr. I left there about four years ago, and by the time I left I was up to $16 hr. So, in four yrs. my hrly. wage increased by $4. Your starting wage in many places depends on how much experience you have.
    I liked it. However, it became too physcially demanding for me. I have chronic illness that was exacerbating. You will have patients going off at times. I worked with adults,adolescents and children. Believe it or not, I found the children the most challenging. Children require a great deal of energy to begin with and combine that with behavioral problems. Wheww!
    I preferred working with the adults with more of the psychiatric issues vs behavior issues.
    Good luck to you. Behavioral Health is an interesting field.
  6. by   Marysjrfan
    Quote from iwanna
    I was satisfied with my pay. As an LPN with just a yr. experience under me, I started at $12 hr. I left there about four years ago, and by the time I left I was up to $16 hr. So, in four yrs. my hrly. wage increased by $4. Your starting wage in many places depends on how much experience you have.
    I liked it. However, it became too physcially demanding for me. I have chronic illness that was exacerbating. You will have patients going off at times. I worked with adults,adolescents and children. Believe it or not, I found the children the most challenging. Children require a great deal of energy to begin with and combine that with behavioral problems. Wheww!
    I preferred working with the adults with more of the psychiatric issues vs behavior issues.
    Good luck to you. Behavioral Health is an interesting field.
    I bet it is!!! Thank you.
  7. by   Chicago Bears Fan
    hello i live in dayton,ohio. i am still a home health aid. i really enjoy it. with the family i have & everything going on thats about all i have time for. but it works for me! christine
  8. by   Marysjrfan
    Quote from chicago bears fan
    hello i live in dayton,ohio. i am still a home health aid. i really enjoy it. with the family i have & everything going on thats about all i have time for. but it works for me! christine
    nothing wrong with that if you enjoy the work. my mother has home health aides that come in to help her, so i know how important your woirk is.
  9. by   madonnau09
    Hey WSU,

    I was wondering if you did your summer externship at the Cleveland Clinic in the ICU?? If you did, did you enjoy it? I live in Michigan and I'm looking in to some externships to apply to for the summer...any information would be helpful!
    Thanks!
  10. by   Lucky#13
    Hi and Good Morning from Springboro, Ohio...originally from Dayton.
    I am a Med-Surg Nurse, and have been for 13 years, and 2 years prior to that I was an aide at the same hospital I work at now.
    I just really enjoy the people that I work with..they are like family....It's kinda like that..we work together!
  11. by   Julie_RN2b
    Hi! I'm in the Toledo area and work in Med-Surg
  12. by   shellbow
    I am in Northeast Ohio....close to the PA line. I am an ER nurse.
  13. by   Equinox_93
    NE Ohio (Cleveland area) starting with my CNA, into LPN then on to RN. At this point I *think* I want to go into ER or Med/Surg nursing.

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