I am new to this Discussion Board and am eager to say Hello to all my fellow nurses. Maybe I can answer some of your questions and maybe someone can answer some of mine. I have been reading some of the threads this morning and have enjoyed some laughs already (especially about the tazer gun fiasco sent in by a male reader). Let me intro myself. I graduated in 1985 from Regent's College, the extended degree program now known as Excelsior College. I have 20 years experience as a RN, 15 of those as an ICU/CCU nurse and 7 of those as a traveler for Cross Country Nurses and American Mobile Nurses. I added 4.5 years as a PACU nurse and now have accepted a new post as the Head Nurse of an Oral Surgery Clinic, located in a small area of a large Dental Clinic. I have worked as a GS or civilian in an army hospital here in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) for the last 5.5 years. I love my job and choice of work and I have no regrets what-so-ever about my choice of nursing schools. Have been wondering though, do any nursing associations or groups exist for Oral Surgery Nurses?? I have researched the ANA and ADA websites (as well as many others) looking for some group of nurses with whom I can talk about my new job but, none exist I can tell. So, if any of you readers are working in an Oral Surgery arena, and especially if you are civilian in the DENCOM world, I have some questions for you and am eager to talk to you. Otherwise, If I can help some one else out, let me hear from you. Thanks and again, Happy 2005 New Year!!
Jan 2, '05
Welcome to All Nurses
Jan 3, '05
Welcome aboard!!! Look forward to your posts!