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After 5 years, it's time......

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by Mickey9700 Mickey9700, RN (New) New Nurse

Mickey9700 has 11 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatrics, PICU, Pediatric Urgent Care.

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Hello everyone, it's good to be back, I'm glad I remembered my password, lol. After five long years, it's time for me to dust off the scrubs and return to the babies. I suffered a few devastating losses back to back, tried to work through it and lost the fight. Every time I tried to get back up, I got knocked down again.

Now, through the support of family, friends, my children and my mother up in heaven, I believe it's time. Time to return to what I was chosen to do - help cure and save babies lives. It will be challenging as I begin to take refresher courses, earn each certificate, and apply for jobs all while using my own coping skills to get through each day. But I'll do it because it's what I was meant to do. I was meant to be a Pediatric Nurse. Thank you for listening.

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Welcome back! It's good to hear from someone who actually wants to be back in nursing! After all this time in monitoring, seeing what nurses do to their own in the name of "recovery" and "protecting the public", I've gotten to where I just want out of nursing. I'm planning to take time off after I'm out of TPAPN (38 days left!), maybe I'll feel like you do now, and I'll want to return.

Good luck with the refresher courses and job hunting.

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Mickey9700 has 11 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatrics, PICU, Pediatric Urgent Care.

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I'm glad you got the help you need and I questioned whether or not nursing was ever even the career I should have chosen for myself. After taking Infection Control and the Precertification Course for PALS today, OMG my head hurts, but it proved that I really do miss it. I'm going to apply for a walk in clinic. Old co-workers of mine say that's a great place to start after being out for a long time. I went straight from school in to the Pediatric ICU. It was intense and I was 33 already with 2 kids and getting a divorce. I think this will be a nice entry for me. If you need to take some time off, you do that. As much as you need. Re-evaluate and go from there. I'm so in debt now, it's not even fathomable. I went through Hurricane Sandy and lost everything I had, I could go on and on, but it's in the past now. I wish that for you. If a career change is in your future, so be it. BUT, remember there are SOOOOOO many types of nursing, so many places to work. Did I ever see myself in a walk in clinic? No way! I was all for working in a hospital. Never again. Good Luck Texas, from your New York sista.

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Welcome back, Mickey! Leaving Nursing for a few years happens. Or I might say if we don't take a vaca from Nursing, we have the thought of doing it running thru our heads. Knowing, it is what you should do will get you thru what needs to be done to do it. Wish you the best, keep us informed of how it's going!

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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Welcome back to allnurses!!!!

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Mickey9700 has 11 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatrics, PICU, Pediatric Urgent Care.

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Well, here I am! Been back to Nursing full time since last year when I wrote. Had a little bump in the road in May where I thought I made the wrong decision, but I got through it. Urgent Care was a good choice for me because it's not too intense, but boy do you get sick a lot! Lots of Strep Throat, Flu and just plain old colds. I'm back here on allnurses hopefully every day to keep up with what's going on in the Nursing World. 

My daughter became an RN this summer and started a full time job, so that's exciting too! 

Thanks for the encouragement!

 

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KyBeagle has 27 years experience as a ASN and specializes in ED RN and Case Manager.

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LOVE it when people update!

Glad that you found a position where you could ease back into the field. 

When I first started my career ER, many moons ago, I got sick a lot, too, but eventually strengthened my immune system to “ignore” all those strep infections, GI bugs, etc. 

Now I’m in Case Management which is a much “cleaner” environment that ER, anyway. 

Congrats on being a “Mama nurse” & having another one in the family. You’ll be great resource for her. She’s a lucky girl. And I know that you’re a proud mama!

Keep us updated 😊

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