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    Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you wish to discuss other topics that are local or state related. Enjoy!
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    Brian, I wrote a lengthy intro in the thread that asks "Where are all you SC nurses?" I'm a "nurse to be"... in my 2nd set of clinicals.... in the heart of South Carolina..... Lexington! 49 year old mother of 4, preparing for "empty nest.
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    I am a 34 yr nursing veteran and still going strong. I got my ADN at Lander College in 1970 and then my BSN in 1975 from USC Columbia. Done just about every kind of nursing there is the last 34 yrs. My love is Geriatrics and I am now Director of Nursing in a 135 bed SNF. Born and reared in Sumter mostly, but lived in Columbia and Myrtle Beach for several years. Married a golfer in MB and went back to Massachusetts with him for 7 yrs. then he figured out it was more fun to golf all winter than shovel snow so back to SC we came in 1984. He is now retired (much older than I am.. hehehehe:chuckle ) and I work.. hmmmmm, something wrong with that picture. Original plan was when he retired I would semi-retire. Only 26 yrs ago when we married, we didn't think about Medicare would not offer a family plan to wife 18 yrs younger. Oh, well, now I work for insurance but thank the good Lord that I am able to work.


    For those of you planning to move to SC.. there is a need for nurses all over the state. Most are offering sign on bonuses and good salaries. We desperately need some young nurses in SC.. the average age of RNs in SC right now is 45. And some of us old 'uns do plan to retire one day.

    As for me.. I am 52, married to my soulmate and we have one young 'un.. Sir Rascal who is a 4 yr old Boston Terror (aka terrier).. He is spoiled rotten and we have no plans to rectify that..

    WE golf, visit the lovely parts of our state.. I can be in the mountains in 2.5 hrs and on the beach in 2. or hop to Atlanta or Charlotte in less than 4 for some major mercantile therapy.

    If anyone has any questions about certain areas or hospitals, please just let me know. I am very involved with the SCNA and also the SC Chapter of NADONA (national assoc of DON in Long Term Care) and have contacts in most areas of the state. Just found this forum. been reading the newsletter but never took time to check out this area. Hope to chat with you some more.
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    I am starting my 2nd semester of clinicals also. I am in Chatleston. Have been here for about 5 years. Married to Mr. Wonderful for almost 3 years. :hatparty: Previoulsy lived Amelia Island---a little North of JAcksonville for about 20 years. I already have an empty nest My baby girl is 20, living @ Amelia Island. My son is 25, lives in Dothan, Al.
    I have wanted to be a nurse since the age of 19. I got married instead, and my ex was a control freak and a jerk, and abusive, would not "let me" go to school or work.
    I divorced him, after 20 years, finally got the courage!, moved here, met Mr. Wonderful, quit my job in JAnuary to become a full time student, and I am living a wonderfully happy life and lovin it!!!!!! I will graduate Dec-06 with my ADN......Dreams really do come true!!! I'm proof.
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    Hi everyone. I am about to start my third semester of clinicals. I live in Myrtle Beach. I just wanted to say hello to everyone.
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    Quote from rascalsmom
    I am a 34 yr nursing veteran and still going strong. I got my ADN at Lander College in 1970 and then my BSN in 1975 from USC Columbia. Done just about every kind of nursing there is the last 34 yrs. My love is Geriatrics and I am now Director of Nursing in a 135 bed SNF. Born and reared in Sumter mostly, but lived in Columbia and Myrtle Beach for several years. Married a golfer in MB and went back to Massachusetts with him for 7 yrs. then he figured out it was more fun to golf all winter than shovel snow so back to SC we came in 1984. He is now retired (much older than I am.. hehehehe:chuckle ) and I work.. hmmmmm, something wrong with that picture. Original plan was when he retired I would semi-retire. Only 26 yrs ago when we married, we didn't think about Medicare would not offer a family plan to wife 18 yrs younger. Oh, well, now I work for insurance but thank the good Lord that I am able to work.


    For those of you planning to move to SC.. there is a need for nurses all over the state. Most are offering sign on bonuses and good salaries. We desperately need some young nurses in SC.. the average age of RNs in SC right now is 45. And some of us old 'uns do plan to retire one day.

    As for me.. I am 52, married to my soulmate and we have one young 'un.. Sir Rascal who is a 4 yr old Boston Terror (aka terrier).. He is spoiled rotten and we have no plans to rectify that..

    WE golf, visit the lovely parts of our state.. I can be in the mountains in 2.5 hrs and on the beach in 2. or hop to Atlanta or Charlotte in less than 4 for some major mercantile therapy.

    If anyone has any questions about certain areas or hospitals, please just let me know. I am very involved with the SCNA and also the SC Chapter of NADONA (national assoc of DON in Long Term Care) and have contacts in most areas of the state. Just found this forum. been reading the newsletter but never took time to check out this area. Hope to chat with you some more.
    Hi! I need to know some info about the Level III NICU's in South Carolina! And, I'm a new nurse!! 22 years old, BSN from Auburn University Montgomery. I will be moving to the state in May or June 2006. What kind of pay can I expect?? What cities have the Level III NICU's?? I will probably be in the Charleston area. Also, what are the Board of Nursing requirements for me to get a SC Nursing license??? I'm working in a Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right now....one of only four in the state of Alabama.....hopefully, it won't be too hard for me to get a job!?? Any advice or info you could give would be awesome!

    ~Kristina, RN, BSN~
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    Hi! I need to know some info about the Level III NICU's in South Carolina! And, I'm a new nurse!! 22 years old, BSN from Auburn University Montgomery. I will be moving to the state in May or June 2006. What kind of pay can I expect?? What cities have the Level III NICU's?? I will probably be in the Charleston area. Also, what are the Board of Nursing requirements for me to get a SC Nursing license??? I'm working in a Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right now....one of only four in the state of Alabama.....hopefully, it won't be too hard for me to get a job!?? Any advice or info you could give would be awesome!

    ~Kristina, RN, BSN~
    Kristina,
    I am not too sure about where the Level II NICU's are here, but I would venture to guess that if you are moving to the Charleston area you are probably heading to the right place. There is a HUGE medical center there that seems to do everything.MUSC is the name. I will have to investigate what you need to do for your license here as I am still in school and have no clue yet. Just remind me that I am supposed to be finding this out for ya. My mind is like a sieve if it doesn't have to do with school right now. Have a great day and good luck.
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    Hi Rascal mom.......
    I am an LPN from NY contemplating a move to South Carolina...but I am having GREAT dificulty in finding any info re: the starting pay scales for LPN's with 30 yrs of acute setting experience and 8 yrs as scrub nurse in the OR
    Hope you can help with this........Thank you in advance
    rford01@hotmail.com
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    SteveRN21 Here......I am a 22 y/o single guy with my BSN working in a level III NICU here in Spartanburg. I only graduated in May of '05, but have already learned so much!! My family lives in NJ, so I return there frequently to visit them and NYC. My future plans are to move back to the NYC area and work at Columbia Presbyterian's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital while working on my Neonatal NP or CRNA.
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    hi steve welcome to allnurses.
    look around here. there are many many boards which would benefit from your nicu experience as well as your being a transplanted "y" word.
    pssst yankee


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