Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!! - page 15

Hello all, I'm taking this chance to meet other nurses in PA. Who knows, maybe I've meant some of you. I graduated a year ago, and meant a lot of other nursing students in clinicals, and such. ... Read More

  1. by   s1shaw
    Hi,
    My name is Susan and I work in the Harrisburg, PA area. Any RN's or LPN's out their that used or are using one of the LPN to RN Programs? I only need Micro and A&P to qualify for the second year RN program at the local Community. The problem is the year of clinical, I need to work...any suggestions?
    thanks...Susan
  2. by   dorie43rn
    I graduated last year, and work in a western Pa hospital 35 miles east of Pittsburgh. I started on Med Surg/Respiratory/Oncology, and now work in the ICU, which I love. My plan is to travel nurse next year.
  3. by   catnip
    Hello, i graduated this past may and just started my first job. I work LTC in lovely bucks county.:spin:
  4. by   s1shaw
    Harrisburg Area? Left nursing for 10 years....and wondering what the heck I'm doing back in it...
    I'm an LPN just wondering if anyone else out there feels the same way....
  5. by   MissBrn
    Hi all. RN from Pgh, PA here.
  6. by   Lainee
    Philly nurse here! :spin:
  7. by   s1shaw
    Anyone live in or near Harrisburg, PA???
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from NightMoonRN
    Not a recent grad but work in a rural community ER in North Central PA. Truly has a touch of" family" with staff, MDs and administration. Complete with all the squabbles that go along with an "extended family" but all in all a great place to work. This is home to the "Pennsylvania Grand Canyon".
    Anyone for hiking, canoeing, fishing or camping? [or lots of snow at the present ; it'll probably be around till May! sigh!! ]
    Do you live in Erie? That's the only place I could think of that would have lots of snow.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    I did a lot of my clinical work there, but never was employed there. Unfortunately, I became disabled after I got my license, but am a very frequent flyer patient there. Unfortunately, I have been a patient in every part of that hospital except L&D. I'm too old for that. So, after that, I wrote a book that's now being used as a resource of empowerment at our local womens shelter. I could tell you a lot about the staff and the ins and outs of that place, but not as an employee.
    I have 18 years in EMS as an EMT and have worked in LTC in the past, but if I was able to choose, I definitely would pick L&D first, and then the ER only because I love the fast pace of ER nursing. It always gave me a high when I was an EMT.
  10. by   GreeneyedladyLPN
    A great big hello to everyone!! I found this site after searching for info on the LPN to RN options out there. Does anyone else have experience w/ that? Is it better to do an 'in-house' program like at a community college or the on-line route? Any input is appreciated!! Oh, by the way, anyone else in the Gettysburg area?
  11. by   Erbasketcase
    I'm a nurse in Central PA, work through a agency and work for a health information company in MD (not all it's cracked up to be) but otherwise it's all good
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from kenzy
    I'm not sure where wilkes-Barre is can you give me some idea, what area you are close to and I'll see what I can do to help!
    OOOOh!! My younger sister lives in that area. It's in eastern PA. I know it quite well.
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from 247
    Hi Sarah,

    I'd like to know all you can tell me about your job. I am really interested. Would it be something for a new LPN grad to attempt? I need to start working ASAP. But I keep hearing and seeing all these nightmares!!! I worked one place 5 days and nearly had heart failure! The mistakes I saw and the carelessness is really hard to just "Overlook" !! Please help!
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Margie
    This is exactly what makes me so nervous when I'm hospitalized. I have experienced a lot of this too.

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