Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!! - page 3

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   MtnMan
    NE PA small town working in th e er as an EDT starting Nursing school in 10 days.
  2. by   Pete495
    Since the GRE is used more commonly than the MAT for my purposes, I took the GRE. Graduate schools are used to looking at GRE scores more, but most do accept MAT scores, at least for the CRNA schools I applied too.

    I have no plans to take the MAT. I believe I can get into CRNA school with my current experience, GPA, etc. It's competitive, but I feel like I've gotten great experience in college and in the field. If you want to know specifics, you can pm me. If a school concentrates heavily on GRE scores, it says something about the idiots that are running the program. My feeling is that GRE scores are held to a lesser degree than your CCU experience, education, and GPA. So personally I'm not going to waste my time taking the GRE over or taking the MAT even though I didn't score what I wanted on the GRE. Not only that, I don't have the tolerance to sit through another GRE, so I figure If I don't have the tolerance, why bother. I can do other things to make myself look more attractive. About the MAT being easier, I'm not exactly sure. I can't see it being any worse or any better than the GRE to be honest.

    Later now.
  3. by   pghfoxfan
    From Pittsburgh!
    Not a new nurse...worked 20 years at a hospital that closed last Sept. 17 years in a CVICU and 3 years in Pediatrics.
    Now I work in an EP lab at another hospital in Pgh.

    Waves to all my fellow Pennsylvanians! At least we dont live in CA
  4. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    Sounds good!
  5. by   imenid37
    hi other pa nurses. i work ob (straight nights) in a small town near york. it's nice here. i want to do grad school for nursing ed or perinatal. i've been a nurse for 16 years. i am thinking about distance ed or maybe york college. the folks at york are not the friendliest when i've called for info. i wouldn't need the gre though. anyone have any experience at york college? plmk. i graduated from an adn program in md and have a bsn from the u of md. money is a real issue. my hospital only pays 2500/yr.for education. it's frustrating. the grad school options close by are limited. i'd love to meet other pa nurses old and new. i see someone else worked for wellspan. how was that our hospital is thinking of allying w/ them.
    Last edit by imenid37 on Aug 11, '03
  6. by   Else567
    HELLO
    I'M ALSO NOT THAT RECENT OF A GRAD,I AM AN LPN WORKING TOWARDS RN
    I HAVE MANY MNAY YRS OF ICU,TELE,SICU EXPERIENCE IN CAMP HILL PA,
    IM NOW IN THE WILKES BARRE AREA GOING TO LOCAL COLLEGE HERE FOR RN.
    WORK AGENCY IN LTC,AND ALSO LOCAL HOSPITAL
    MY SPECIALY IS IV'S USED TO BE IV TEAM,
    EMAIL ME ANYTIME
    ELSE567@AOL.COM
  7. by   DIVINELYBLESSED
    I have lived in PA all my life. Grew up in the NE, about 5 miles from NY state border. I have lived in York for the past 5 years and currently work for Wellspan but am in a time of transistion. Not sure where I want to go from here. Recently have been considering going back for my masters?? Who knows. Eventually my husband and I hope to move back up north , we both like country living much better .
  8. by   slyhrtbt
    Hey I start My clinical as HACC Lancaster on the 25th. I live in Ephrata. Work as a CNA for an agency. If anyone is close and fells like chatting PM me. I'd love to meet other nurses and Student's from the Lancaster, York, Reading area.
  9. by   shrinkyrn
    today, enjoying the sunshine for one of the few times northwestern pa. has seen the sun this summer---- 29 year graduate of a diploma school of nursing here in pa.--- have lived in other places in the country. I truly count my blessings to live in Kinzua country, where I see nature in the changing of the seasons, where I drive to work with deer, bear, grouse, turkey, foxes, coyotes, osprey, songbirds, doves, hawks, porcupines, and all God's creatures, and wildflowers and trees. I've worked in Mental Health the entire time I've been a nurse. I am at the half century point and I'm apprehensive about what that means for me career wise and life wise. I've been working as a nurse longer than some of the nurses I work with have been alive. We learn things from each other. I still enjoy working in the Mental Health field. I see a healthcare crisis looming here in Pa. that's different from other parts of the country in that we have an aging population and our young people don't have the desire to stay here in Pa. I myself left Pa. when I was in my early 20's and didn't return until I was almost 40. I was born & raised in the Pgh. area, have relatives in the Pocono area. This is a great state, great people!!
  10. by   pixiel
    I graduated in 2000 and live in a Philly subburb and work there too. I work med-surg and am in school for my BSN.

    KAYCEE! I know you don't I???? From FP board? Or a it's a huge coincidence.
  11. by   KRSLPN
    Hello! My first visit back here in quite sometime. I am an LPN in Western PA, live in NE Ohio. Hope to hear from someone in my "neck of the woods"
  12. by   Kerolyn
    I work in a hospital south of Pittsburgh in the operating room.
  13. by   Momma_Penguin
    Hello to all the Pa nurses!! I live and work in New Castle, Pa. I am happy to see so many from around this area. It would be nice to have a get together some time and meet every one. Wouldn't it be weird if some of us already knew each other?? Hope to hear from more nurses...ocean blue I am in your neck of the woods!
    Laura LPN

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