Greetings from a new member

  1. undefined Just a note to say hello and introduce myself to fellow nurses out there! I am among the "older" nurses--first began working in nursing in 1964, when I attended Mercy College of being what it was, I made a long educational journey and finally graduated with my BSN in 1987!! We all joked that I would have to wheel up for my degree with my walker!!
    Anyway, during all the time that I was taking classes part-time, I was working in hospitals full-time as a CNA, and then as an LPN, then an RN, and finally the BSN. I can really identify with everyone who is struggling with family, home, work, and school!! But the work is worth it, and we have the most wonderful profession in the world.
    It was my privilege to work at our local hospital for nearly 28 years. I retired from there 1 1/2 years ago, and now am presenting workshops and seminars for and about nursing. Nursing education has been very close to my heart throughout my career. One of my favorite workshops is a retreat in which all participants consider the heart of their work. It is a time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate one's nursing practice. I would love to hear from other nurses who are interested in supporting nurses and nursing in creative, positive ways. Best wishes for the new year! heartworker
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    About heartworker, MSN

    Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 10; Likes: 13


  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  4. by   Rep
    Hello and welcome to allnurses!
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    Heartworker, you have my heart!
    Welcome to allnurses!!!
    Glad to have you on board!
  6. by   heartworker
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    Heartworker, you have my heart!
    Welcome to allnurses!!!
    Glad to have you on board!
    Thunderwolf, thanks for the welcome What area of nursing is your specialty? Where do you live/practice nursing? It's exciting to be able to chat with nurses from all over the world. Yesterday, I met a nurse from Queensland, Australia! Very neat!
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    My current specialty is orth-neuro. Previously, 10 years psych (outpt and inpt), but have always had my hand in med-surg or medical for the past 19 years being an RN.
    So, in a way, I can usually flip hats when the needs arrive. Left psych after 10 years because I needed a major change, burning out. Too much sadness. However, I still love working in the trenches.
    I live and work in Ohio.