Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!! - page 9

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   NRSKarenRN
    Wishing you all a warm welcome.......... PA born and life long resident.
    Would miss my 3 seasons too much to leave. Love living in SE PA along with visits to Pocano's.
  2. by   Residentmaid
    Hello, I am from York. Canny cat, I have worked York Hospital, but not recently. They have recently added on a whole new building to it. (and you thought parking was bad then!!)
    THX Shae
  3. by   jumpshot
    Hello David,

    You bring back some memories for me.... I live in Pike County and work in New Jersey. I have been a Reg. nurse now for 22 years. I went right in to ICU/CCU with my cardiac training at Hackensack, NJ. Although I have been out of that setting for 14 years - I did enjoy the pace of the unit. My favorite was Abd. aortic aneurysms. For anyone out there - working in ICU/CCU is such a great experience! Funny though, the things that burned me out (so to speak) are the things that I miss!
    I have been working in OB now for about 14 years. Although it is a great place to work - I have never left with that satisfied feeling of accomplishment like I would when working in ICU.

    jumpshot
  4. by   dxlpochacco
    Hey everyone! I am hoping.. and wishing to move to central PA to work and get my masters at penn state. Anyone here heard or know anything about how hard it is to get into the MSN program there? Also anyone work in state collge area? I really would love to work in a clinic or health department.

    Thanks everyone!
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from dxlpochacco
    Hey everyone! I am hoping.. and wishing to move to central PA to work and get my masters at penn state. Anyone here heard or know anything about how hard it is to get into the MSN program there? Also anyone work in state collge area? I really would love to work in a clinic or health department.

    Thanks everyone!
    I live in State College. I love it here. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the MSN program, but I live adjacent to PSU. My daughter earned her PHD in genetics here, and there are clinical interns at our hospital.
  6. by   luvmy2angels
    Well, I'm not a nurse YET!! Only 6 weeks left though!! I have my first interview at Reading Hospital this Friday. I will be gradauting from LPN school. I live in Lancaster County and have worked as a CNA for 18 years!! It was finally time to move on!! I plan to do a distant study program for my RN so I won't miss out on so much time with my hubby and 2 young kids. Although i am thankful school is almost done I am TERRIFIED at the same time. Anyone else ever feel this way??
  7. by   luvmy2angels
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    I live in State College. I love it here. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the MSN program, but I live adjacent to PSU. My daughter earned her PHD in genetics here, and there are clinical interns at our hospital.
    Hello there Fran! My mom's entire family lives in State College. I love it there too! Do you work at the Nittany Hospital? My grandparents go to that hospital often. My grandfather hasn't been fairing to well lately . My sister is overseas in the military and has us tape some of the Lions games for her!!
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from luvmy2angels
    Well, I'm not a nurse YET!! Only 6 weeks left though!! I have my first interview at Reading Hospital this Friday. I will be gradauting from LPN school. I live in Lancaster County and have worked as a CNA for 18 years!! It was finally time to move on!! I plan to do a distant study program for my RN so I won't miss out on so much time with my hubby and 2 young kids. Although i am thankful school is almost done I am TERRIFIED at the same time. Anyone else ever feel this way??
    Personally, I think it's normal to feel that way, because you get med mistakes drilled into you so much you get traumatizid from it. I know I did. But once you get into it, it's like any other job; you get used to the routine, and it becomes second nature. I think being an EMT and a leader of our squad for 10 years was actually more difficult.
    I would suggest you work at homecare or something like that. Remember, you will have a preceptor who will show you pretty much what is done anyway.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from luvmy2angels
    Hello there Fran! My mom's entire family lives in State College. I love it there too! Do you work at the Nittany Hospital? My grandparents go to that hospital often. My grandfather hasn't been fairing to well lately . My sister is overseas in the military and has us tape some of the Lions games for her!!
    Not now, but I am a frequent flier to the hospital as an inpatient. I'm disabled too. But when I'm up to it, I liven up the place, and all of the older employees know me very well. Read my profile, and I'm going to send you a private message. (PM.) I did some of my training there.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Jan 10, '06
  10. by   GooeyRN
    I am a PA nurse up here in Susquehanna County! Anyone else from this county? I am formerly from Luzerne County.
  11. by   dorselm
    Hello,

    I am from Pittsburgh and I am a nursing school hopeful. I applied to the Duquesne School of Nursing in May 2005 and they stop accepting applications in January 06 and mail letters at the end of February beginning of March. I pray that I am accepted. I am an accountant who desperately wants to switch careers. I don't make that much money and I know I won't make much as a nurse but I want to do something that I am going to love to do. I want to help people. In my family, I'm always coaching people when they're about to deliver a baby. I once pulled a puppy out of my pregnant dog.

    Are there any others who have gone to Duquesne's Nursing school and give me some idea on what to expect? Or if you've gone to any nursing school and can give me some ideas on what to expect I'd appreciate it. Currently I am taking my prerequites at CCAC. I have to pay for them myself because I already have a degree so I don't qualify for grants.

    I'd like to hear from other PA folk so write back.
  12. by   steelcityrn
    Hey all.....UPMC RN here in the burgh and wear a few hats. IV RN weekends, homecare m-f. Was a ICU nurse until I stepped out of the building and into the car..lol...OH BY THE WAY::::::Congrats to the Penn State Lions!!!! Have family that was at the game in Miami, awesome game and good luck to Michael Robinson, awesome job Joe Pa!!! Man do I love State College....... And of course GO STEELERS!!!!!!
  13. by   wellnessrn
    Hey! I'm a Cardiac Rehab nurse in Meadville,PA (halfway between Pittsurgh and Erie). I work 3 days a week in CR, and 2 days doing stress tests...great hours!! (M-F, 7-3) I do work a couple of days a month in ICU to keep up my acute skills. I really love it!
    I almost forgot: GO STEELERS!! (I won't mention that my husband is a Browns fan)

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