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  1. Hi fellow nurses!

    I have worked in the same hospital 24 years since I was a new grad, have raised and now have 3 out of 4 kids in college and have a wee bit of time to connect online with colleagues.

    I'd like to finish my BSN and get that master's degree so I can teach nursing. My body may not do bedside nursing that much longer without severe complaining.

    Professionally I am the 'care and nurture first, do paperwork second' type. I would rather hear my patient's life story than audit a chart any day. I also like to translate advanced concepts into small bites so new nurses can learn them.

    I am lucky to work where I do because the 'first touch' method is working along with massage, a therapeutic music channel, dog therapy, imagery, and 24/7 chaplaincy all in place. That doesn't preclude the usual short staffing days, general exaustion and fear of death that can drain me in only a few shifts.

    I am glad to be here and look forward to discussing things with other nurses since we all have so much in common. Thanks to the managers of this site!
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    About Maine Critical Care

    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 36; Likes: 18
    ICU RN
    Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Critical Care, Med-Surg- Risk Mgmt


  3. by   RGN1
    :groupwelcome: It's addictive but fun!!
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.