WOOO PIG SOOIE ARKANSAS Introductions!! - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   nurse110
    Glad to see many have replied. It's nice to hear from everyone. I have lived in Ark most of my life, when I was married we moved alot but Ark was always home. I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time, had a baby shower this weekend. I love see all the baby things, my baby is 22yrs old. This is my oldest sons first child. It's exciting. Anyway, glad to meet all the people who have joined. Write anytime.
    Brenda from Heber Springs
  2. by   CHIRN
    Hi everyone,

    Nice thread. I'm at St. Vincent Central in Little Rock in the ICU. Love it...hate it....wouldn't do anything else. Nice to "meet" everyone.
  3. by   Ariadne
    Howdie do!

    I'm an LPN from North East Arkansas, and have worked in long term care for the last year. Kinda new to me, and am still learning all the rules...even tho I've been a nurse for 10 years! I quit for a few years when my twins were small, and just recently started back into the swing of things. But am loving every minute of it!

    My only concern is how short staffed our nursing home seems, or maybe it's just how I see things. The nursing station where I work on 7-3 has approx. 56 residents, with only 1 cna to each 7 or 8 residents. I myself am responsible for 24 residents each day...I find myself getting no morning break, no afternoon break and rarely a lunch break. Then they get on to us for not taking our lunch breaks...when there's no way to do it all. LPN's here can take orders, process them, hang IV's, etc. Our home offers bonus pay for extra-hours, and 2 weeks of paid vacation if you've been here a year. But there's no health insurance or anything else. My starting pay was $10.00 ab hour. Is this similar to what you other nurses are experiencing?
  4. by   theblondeone
    Wanted to say Hello to all the Arkansans!!! I was raised in N. Little Rock, parents still live there!! I miss it terribly. I'm an LPN finishing my last 7 weeks of an ADN program in NY. RN here I come! Moving to FL soon (Hubby's job) but I'd give my right arm to get back to Arkansas. Oh, and don't ever let yankee's make fun of y'all. I've seen more sister banging incest since I moved to upstate NY than I ever saw in the south!! LOL.

    Blondie, The Hawgs Fan WoooooooPIGSooooiiieeeeeeeeeeeee RAZORBACKS!!!
  5. by   ARmickie
    Hi all.. hoping to start my LPN program in August at UACCM. Admissions office say it shouldn't be a problem, as I need no remedial classes, but there is always that issue of the unexpected haunting you, ya know? I live near Morrilton, so I'm near both Conway and Russellville. I'm changing careers from restaurant management and it has been 15 years since I've attended any sort of class! Good luck to us all, and may God have mercy on our studying souls!

  6. by   JailHouseTeer
    [[center]color=darkred]hi my name is ann and i am practicing in the local prison system for the last 17yrs and i love it.
    its not every day that you get paid to tell men what to do for a change! lol.
  7. by   eb_rn
    hope everyone is doing well.....havent been here in a while, so nice to "meet" all the new names.....am going back to school in the fall....uca, i guess. have friends/family in conway/russelville/fortsmith/greenwood....should i go on? i think i have relatives in every town around here!!!! talk to y'all L8tr!!!!
  8. by   fssmith
    Hi, I am eginning the journey of nursing in the Fall. I am excted, and happy to know that I now have you guys to talk to. You all can relate better since you are in the state! By the way, I will be seeking an A.S. at UALR. Anybody that can help me or know something that I should let me know!!!
  9. by   tjello
    Hey everyone! I am "working" on being a second career nurse here in Central Arkansas. Finishing up some pre-reqs at night, while working as a programmer during the day. :uhoh21: Hopefully (fingers crossed) I will start working on my BSN full time next May. Glad to meet you all....
  10. by   Kandee Roses
    Quote from brian
    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!
    hello everyone! i'm from northeastern arkansas and just joined the site. i just graduated school and i am working in a long term care facility. i am debating right now whether to go into rn school right away or just sit back and wait awhile. any suggestions???
  11. by   jnette
    Hi Kandee !!!

    Welcome to Allnurses !

    I think you'll get plenty of feedback here.. but the main question is.. what would YOU want to do?

    If it's what YOU want and feel it would benefit you, by all means go for it !
  12. by   kcan2
    Quote from brian
    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!
    Hi All. My name is Kellie, and I am currently completing my pre-reqs at NWACC in Bentonville. I live in Springdale and am employed full time in a non medical related occupation. I am 34 years old and have 3 children and one step child. I just realized this forum was here, although I check some other threads on a regular basis. This is really great. Best Wishes to all.

  13. by   sharonbdanurse
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Hello Everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself and let everyone know that I am really glad I found this site! I look forward to meeting all of you and maybe sharing a smile or two along the way. In our chosen profession, I have found a smile goes a long way--especially when u are having a really tough day. I knw it has sure helped me deal with some really stressful times. Anyway, I am here if anyone wants to share a laugh, vent, or just small talk!