1. Hello everyone.

    I've been receiving the newsletter for a little while now and occasionally read the forums when I see something interesting pop up, and so today I decided to register.

    A little about me....I initially received my LPN training in the military and took the state boards back in 1989. Worked at a small doctors office and then found a job on an ortho/neuro ward a few months later. I stayed there for a little over 5 years and back in 1996, I quit my job to stay home with my children. I decided to go back to work about a year and a half ago and so I took a required refresher course for my state, and now I work in a LTC facility. I have been there since March. I also recently signed up for the RN program....ordered books from the College Network and plan on going thru Excelsior College. Still waiting for all of my study guides to arrive. :chuckle

    The reason I have gone this route is that I work full-time swingshift, I have 2 children that I have joint custody of, and I really need to be here for my children when they need me so studying at home will be the only way I can ever get my RN at this point rather then going back to my local college. While I study, I am going to really try and apply what I am learning on the job as much as I am able and am allowed to do and hope that will help me put theory into practice. Already, my role as an LPN in LTC is far greater then the role I played at the hospital, which has been a big adjustment for me.....I was so used to leaning on the RN's at the hospital when problems came up and now that person is ME! lol I was also very fortunate while working at the hospital to have worked with a WONDERFUL RN who also happened to be not only a floor nurse, but my direct superviser. She will forever be a role model to me in nursing even though she is now retired.

    Anyway, I think that is the long and short of it for now. I hope to be able to make new friends here and learn more from all of you and hopefully be able to contribute myself here and there as well.

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    Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 5


  3. by   suzanne4
    Welcome to the group. Glad that you finally signed up so that you can post.
  4. by   nurseangel87
    Quote from suzanne4
    Welcome to the group. Glad that you finally signed up so that you can post.
    Thank you Suzanne.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Welcome to the gang!
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]G'day. From Garry (obviously an Aussie), an R.N..