Roll Call - Introduce Yourselves, Texans! - page 2

Go ahead, break the ice, and introduce oneself! I guess I'll start. I'm originally from California, and have resided in Texas since late 2005. I've been an LVN since January 2006, and I... Read More

  1. by   RNinfamily
    Hi! I was born in Houston,TX, attended HCC for my LVN and Excelsior for my ASN. I am currently living in Hawaii doing Telephone Triage Nursing, soon to return to the Lone Star State June 2008.
  2. by   premedturnednursing
    Born and raised here in TX. Recently accepted into an accelerated nursing program. This is my second degree, and I hope to become a CRNA someday...
  3. by   Treeta
    Born and raised in Texas. Left state for 25 years and came back after I graduated from nursing school. I love being back home in TEXAS!:roll
  4. by   vamedic4
    Here goes...born and raised in Virginia, been an EMT for 20 years, a paramedic for 13, came to Texas in '95 *( and I love it here!!), now finishing up the Excelsior nursing program.:spin::spin:
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    how are you doing with your exams...???

    Quote from vamedic4
    here goes...born and raised in virginia, been an emt for 20 years, a paramedic for 13, came to texas in '95 *( and i love it here!!), now finishing up the excelsior nursing program.:spin::spin:
  6. by   soso
    Hey All !!

    California (Bay Area) native...lived in Arlington for 2 years and moved back to Cali. I have a BA in Sociology/Social Services and was working as a Medi-Cal (Medicaid) worker in Cali while completing prerequisites. Couldn't get enough of Texas so moved to Katy last December (miss the weather though ) and will be attending ADN program in January. Hope to do RN-MSN program to become a Women's Health NP. Also looking into the US Public Health Service Corp or Army Reserves.
  7. by   AdrianLU
    Hi Yall,

    I was born/raised in Beaumont. Did two years at TX State (SWT) but, graduated with a BGS from Lamar. I'm now living and working as a Social Worker in Houston. I was Pre-PT and I have 2.5 years of experience as a tech. Soon came to the realization that PT was too routine for my taste and told the DPT folks at HSU, no thank you. I've done all my pre-recs except Growth and Development, which I plan to CLEP. Applying to UTMB Bacc-2, UTH, and HCC. Also hoping for a second interview for a PCA position in the medical center for more experience.
  8. by   GeauxNursing
    :angryfire
    Quote from jorlsu
    I'm in Dallas, orignially from LA, Baton Rouge and New Orleans area. I have a BA in sociology. Ive been a dialysis tech for the past 2 years, and tomorrow marks the end of my freshman semester of LVN school! I plan on doing the LVN thing in dialysis for a bit, not too long bc I am getting burnt out already i think. fiance will go to school while I work, then I will start on RN classes to bridge. who knows where I will go after that! i think I've got a good start on my prereqs due to my BA.
    Last edit by GeauxNursing on Dec 15, '07
  9. by   BellaCerraRN
    I was born (1965) and raised in the Central Valley of California and got to Texas as fast as I could (1993). I knew at the age of 4 that God created me for the purpose of being a nurse, but life got in the way and I didn't fully realize that dream until May of this year.

    In 1986 I began work as a CNA and moved on to being a MedTech specializing in home termial care. I left the profession in 1993 when I broke my back. I then went on to get a degree in Social Gerontology, but worked as a bookkeeper/office manager.

    Now I'm all mended and better than ever. My first job after graduation was as a Dialysis nurse. I loved the job but the staff treated me like dirt and I quit after 7 weeks. I am currently working at our local hospital in the IICU unit and I love the people I work with and the job is so so...

    I hope to get my year in and move back into terminal care. I have everything I need to start my BSN except Sadistics and Chemestry. I hope to start in the next 2 years after I get some student loans paid down.

    Oh and I have 3 grown sons, a wonderful husband and 2 georgeous granddaughters.
  10. by   cada1979
    i'm in the dallas area. started out as a medical assistant then went back for my lvn. i work for a great gi practice.
  11. by   akai6
    Hello all, Im Natalie from San Antonio! I just got pinned on 12/12 as an LVN. I am waiting for my ATT still, of course holiday delay!! I am currently working at a dialysis clinic as a tech (been in the field for about 2.5 years). I know I want to stay there for a little while. But I definitely want to get some med-surg experience. I also am trying to finish and clean up some of my pre-reqs for my BSN.
  12. by   joyflnoyz
    Native Detroiter here, transplanted to a rural area SE of Austin 10 years ago this month! <and I still get homesick!>
    Working general LTC (company transferred me from medicare rehab to LTC about 4 months ago) Eventually I want to go PN to RN and work hospice for a while, and then who knows!

    Only thing I don't like is the traffic, but I miss most of it as I work 3-11
  13. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I have moved to Texas in 2000 from Europe (married a GI). It took a while to get used to it, but now I consider it home. I am happily married (to the same GI), have a little daughter and expecting another one in January.

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