Another newbie hits the boards

  1. I just found this site yesterday as I was sitting on hold waiting for information from a doctor's office. Although newbie to the the boardie, oldie to the profession.

    Quick background info: I started out as a special education teacher for Jr. & Sr. High LD, although I was originally trained in Blind/Visually Impaired w/Deaf-Blind area of focus. Unfortunately, due to numerous changes in the education field, like budget cuts thanks to President Regan (yes, I'm that old), I needed to change fields. Enter nursing.

    Started out as a Child Psych nurse. Not much difference than the classroom except now I could drug the kids if they became too violent. However, I left that field as soon as I became pregnant; I was not rearing my child on all the psychological theories out there. From Child Psych, I went to adult Oncology/Med/Surg and spent most of my time there. Did some telemetry and renal for a bit as well. Got caught up in hospital politics and left hospital work for good after 18+ years. I love how the facility I worked at drove out all the older, experienced nurses.

    Now, I work for a private case management company behind a desk. I'm learning everything there is to know about health plans that I didn't want to know as a floor nurse. I miss the techical, I miss the patient's, but I DON'T miss the politics!

    As for past time enjoyment, I write novels (and am published), bowl, coach my 17 year old son's bowling league and travel bowling league, and am in martial arts.
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    About Cassinia

    Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 43; Likes: 2
    nurse case manager

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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Cassinia
    As for past time enjoyment, I write novels (and am published), bowl, coach my 17 year old son's bowling league and travel bowling league, and am in martial arts.
    Wow, you are having a rich full life! Sounds like Reagan did you a favor sort of LOL -

    Love to write myself altho I have only had some personal essays published, I can't keep GOING long enough to write that novel!

    Welcome to the board, some very interesting discussion!
  4. by   Cassinia
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Wow, you are having a rich full life! Sounds like Reagan did you a favor sort of LOL -

    Love to write myself altho I have only had some personal essays published, I can't keep GOING long enough to write that novel!

    Welcome to the board, some very interesting discussion!
    Thank you for the welcome.

    The first novel started late one night after a very long PM shift; I think I ended up being 3 hours overtime that night. I sat down in front of the computer to write something to get rid of all my frustrations and stress. It started as a short story which apparently took steroids because it didn't stop until a complete novel was written. I found it a GREAT stress reducer.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  6. by   webblarsk
    Hello and Welcome!

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