Conn Nurses Meet N Greet - page 2

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  1. by   newbiern2006
    Terry here - new nurse, as you can see by my screen name. I am a staff nurse on tele in a small southwestern community hospital, but will be switching to homecare/hospice soon. Happy New Year all - and good luck to those of you taking the NCLEX soon!
  2. by   CT Pixie
    Hi there! I am not a nurse YET but soon, ok 18 months or so . I am in Southwestern shoreline area of Connecticut. I start my LPN schooling in March and can't wait!!

    Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself.
  3. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Welcome everyone
  4. by   hfdguy
    Hi all David here.. a new GPN - just graduated from EC Goodwin. I sit for the boards on Feb 6, and have just started a great 11-7 job at a LTC facility in Avon.

    Best of luck to all my fellow grads, no matter what school you went to... I know the struggle
  5. by   smokeyoaks82358
    Graduated in Dec. 05 and working in LTC. I love the geriatric crowd.
  6. by   sillinursin
    Hi Everyone! My name is Sylvia and I currently go to St. Vincent's Hospital. I start my nursing program This fall and can't wait!!!! Nice to meet everyone!
  7. by   Bellarubia18
    Hello everyone!

    I am a nursing student at Southern(second semester of the RN program) and I realize that many of you are already nurses. I'm proud of myself for surviving the first semester and doing well so far this semester, but I have been bothered by something lately. It seems that my nursing instructors(particularly my pathophysiology/pharmacology teacher) are geniuses! It seems they have an answer for everything and are able to use critical thinking skills in ways I can't. They have such a knowledge base, and I know that they have been nurses for a long time. But there's just so much information to learn, I can't imagine memorizing every nursing intervention or assessment needed for every time of disease imaginable, as my instructors have. Am I just being too much of a perfectionist? If not, how can I retain more information? Will I learn alot of it on the job??? I need some advice from some of you more seasoned nurses.
  8. by   newbiern2006
    Quote from sillinursin
    Hi Everyone! My name is Sylvia and I currently go to St. Vincent's Hospital. I start my nursing program This fall and can't wait!!!! Nice to meet everyone!
    Congrats from a St Vincent's Grad - I loved it there. God bless!
  9. by   julesar272
    Hey does anyone know of a networking group that meets in the Hartford area? I would like to be able to get to know some other nurses in my area....any ideas?
  10. by   CRNAorBust
    Hi everyone,
    I'm a Med / Surg Nurse in New Haven. Looking to move into a non floor position but not sure what. Been exploring all kinds of nursing but haven't found the right fit yet. I too would love to meet with a bunch of other nurses and find out what they do so I could get the heck out a dodge....

    All the best......
  11. by   harley007
    Did you ever think of Cardiac Cath Lab? Very challenging and a whole new world of procedures and equipment. Patient interaction is mostly limited to the history interview, interaction and education to try to calm them during the nervous pre-conscious sedation part and after the cath, wrapping things up and providing education for immediate post cath. care. It can be more involved - acute MI frightened out of their wits or a surprise left main going directly to surgery - lots of support needed and it really makes you feel that you make a difference to the patients. RN's in our dept. provide the conscious sedation - with MD orders. The education to work in the department in very challenging. I am glad I work in a interventional lab with the security of open heart surgical back-up. It has taken me a while to feel comfortable working there and remember there will be on-call hours. I never feel it is the same type of patient and procedure over and over .... I learn something new everyday I work. Good Luck!
  12. by   Goju
    There is a Pandemic Planning meeting in New Canaan this wed night - 4/11/07
    here is the info. Please try and attend
  13. by   DarciaMoonz
    Hi all,

    I will be starting my first job in a LTC/rehab facility as a LPN in Hamden. I am excited and nervous all in one. I too will continue to explore different avenues in nursing, and continue to learn as much as I can.

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