Tell me about your journey... - page 2
As a nurse, what type did you start as: LVN, ADN or BSN? What area of nursing did you start in as a 'new grad?' Have you returned for more schooling? If yes, for what? What was your... Read More
May 3, '04Occupation: PMHNP From: US ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 2,918; Likes: 1,546CNA, Army Medic, LPN, RN
May 3, '04Occupation: Performance Improvement Coordinator Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 327; Likes: 72I started my "career" as a Candy Striper in 1968 at the age of 13.
Worked as a Nurse's Aide while in nursing school and graduated with a BSN in 1977.
Worked Med Surg for 3 yrs 1977 - 1980; QUit work to have babies! Taught Childbirth Classes for a few years while kids were small 1982 - 1985; worked in "float" pool 1985 - 1986; worked in Nursery 10 yrs 1986 - 1996; then to Quality Management / Performance Improvement since then!
May 3, '04Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 1,058; Likes: 73as a nurse, what type did you start as: lvn, adn or bsn? i have always wanted to be a nurse since i was about 5 yrs old. when i was a sophmore in high school, i was a candy striper at the local hospital. i now have my adn.
what area of nursing did you start in as a 'new grad?' med/surg
have you returned for more schooling? if yes, for what? what was your motivation? not yet...
what are you doing now? i work part time on a pulmonary/med-surg unit
any future schooling or other changes expected for the future?i do plan to go back to school sometime to obtain my bsn and then probably a msn. i am wanting to obtain some sort of certification where i can do grief counseling. i haven't ever become acls certified...thinking of doing that sometime as well.