You've been a nurse for how long? - page 2

I have been an RN for almost 4 years now, this is my second career now.... Read More

  1. by   kaycee
    27 years and still ticking
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i was a nursing assistant for 1 year, have been an lpn 10 years ( 11 years this year) and i am in my 1st/5 clinical rotation of rn school.
  3. by   night owl
    i'm one check-off box from retiremnet!!! and still <-----kicking it!
    Last edit by night owl on Aug 29, '02
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    I graduated from college in May 1997. I took and passed (thank GOD) the NCLEX-RN on August 6, 1997. I've been an RN for a little over 5 years now and there isn't anything else that I'd rather do.
  5. by   moonchild20002000
    I have been a nurse for 29 years. I can't think of anything else I'd rather do!
  6. by   CarolynLVN
    I've been an LVN for 20 years.
  7. by   PediRN
    9 years God help me.
  8. by   micro
    wanna be retired and loving, but do not want to speed up the chronological age that goes along with retirement.........
  9. by   CardioTrans
    11 yrs here......... not counting CNA before entering LPN school..... LPN 2 yrs......... and RN ever since........... seems like I never left school between LPN and RN.........and I like 3 classes having my BSN
  10. by   LatteGuzzler
    26 years and a lot of memories. I remember:
    Glass suction bottles
    Urine glucose testing tablets in test tubes (plop plop fizz fizz...)
    Not wearing gloves...for ANYTHING!
    "finger cots"
    Visitor Passes
    Hand typed registration...on a typewriter with a ribbon!
    Life before ICD-9 codes
    Wearing my nursing hat and pin

    Anyone have more?
  11. by   Audreyfay
    LatteGuzzler...I''m with you. Even everything you remember. I've been in nursing for 26 years also. Nice memories of old times. Retrospective payment was a sweet memory.
  12. by   nakitamoon
    Second career for me,,,,

    Seven~~ wonderful,,, at times stressfull,,, years,,,,

    Very proud,,,, Very happy,,,,

    ~~ kita
  13. by   LadieRn
    I have been a nurse for 1 1/2 years and this is my second