My short adventure in nursing land.

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    My short adventure into nursing land.

    I graduated May 2012 at the time I was working as a Tech at a local hospital and was 5 months pregnant. August 2012 I passed NCLEX and found myself without a job and very pregnant, so I decided to wait until after having the baby to start working. I began searching for a position Thanksgiving 2012 and recieved several offers by February 2013, 3 to be exact. I accepted a position at a Mental Health Hospital and quit in 3 weeks because of horrible working conditions and no proper security to help protect staff from patients or patient visitors.

    I am happy to announce that I began another position on April 7, 2013 at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in a Med-Surg unit and I was accepted to pursue my MSN-FNP starting this summer semester. I am super excited and happy that I was able to spend the majority of my babies first 6 months at home and be able to continue to strive for success!!

    Thanks For Reading!
    Last edit by Joe V on Apr 5, '13 : Reason: removed bold formatting
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    Thank you!
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    HEY! That is pretty spiffy. I work for the VA myself and this NP at my work was telling me that the VA paid her way through NP school. Just saying. Congrats
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    Congratulations to you! Isn't it amazing how the bumps in the road and temporary setbacks end up working to our advantage at a later date? I hope you enjoy the new job!
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    Congratulations on your new job!
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    Congratulations - on the job and the baby! Definitely check into the benefits of working at a VA hospital and keep up the great work!
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    I noticed that the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning has a whole issue on the VA, might be useful background for you.
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    I have been interested in a position at a VA hospital, so I was glad to hear that you found a position without a TON of years experience. Makes me hopeful!
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