Hi This is my first posting, but have avidly read threads for quite a time. I live in New Zealand and work at a large public hospital as a clinical nurse educator for surgery.
I have been nursing since 1977! Have done many diverse jobs including 5 years working for the USAF in West Germany so am familiar with the American system of nursing which is very different to Europe and NZ.
Although we often moan about the hard work and pressures we are all under I don't think I could do anything else - it's a passion.