So.... How many years have YOU been a nurse?? - page 2

Searchin for the longest experienced nurse out there. Was just wondering as I was thinking about all the tremendous changes nursing has brought about through out the years. Nursing doesn't seem the... Read More

  1. by   pghfoxfan
    21 years this past July
  2. by   Monica RN,BSN
    WOW... interesting posts.. I too remember the 2 day test all day long, and going out of there after day one.... knowing we had to do it all over again in the morning!! I was quite stressed, as I recall being allowed to take my bottle of pepto bismol with me... needless to say, I drank the whole bottle over the course of the 2 days! Then, Yes oh how I remember waiting like 6 weeks to get results. Do you remeber the talk about, "If you get a thick envelope you failed, it had papers in it to reapply?" and a skinny envelope.. you passed? well tehre was alot of various opinion in regards to results. But How happy I was to have passed. Not a test I would have wanted to do again, then or even now...16 yrs later!
  3. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Do you realize something?? Telling our yrs in nursing, kinda gives our age away a bit! And I thought I was getting old when my 15 yr old got her driving permit last month! Hummm...... How the years FLY by!!
  4. by   ?burntout
    I've been a nurse for 6 years...

    Congratulations to those that have been in nursing for 20+ years (and those more than 10 )

    I just hope I can make it that long...:chuckle :spin:
  5. by   hey_nurse
    i have been a RN for 6 years .
  6. by   BearLV
    I just had my 2 year anniversary on August 13.
  7. by   CseMgr1
    Originally posted by Nurse89
    CseMgr1---wow, 31 years. Way to go! Way to go!
    Thank you...I FEEL it (LOL!)

    Actually, I've been in healthcare longer than that..almost 33 years, counting the 18 months I worked as a nurses aide as a kid of 18 and 19 years of age.
  8. by   prmenrs
    35 years.
  9. by   Noney
    I graduated, as an RN 10 years to the day after I graduated LPN.

    LPN 10 years RN almost 2 years.
  10. by   sharann
    3 years ago May.
    I love nursing (hate the bulls@i# though).
  11. by   Ted
    Nursing assistant (both in LTC and hospital) - 4 years.

    RN - 11 years.


  12. by   Tweety
    I became a nurse in my early 30s a late bloomer, that was 13 years ago.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Does my AUNT count? She has been a nurse since graduating diploma school in 1961. YES SHE IS STILL ACTIVELY PRACTICING IN PEDS NURSING!!!!!!!

    ( i have been a nurse 6 years...graduated may 9, 1997).....big deal i know lol.