Hi Everyone! I Am An "old", New Nurse-(44)graduated Last May From A Very Difficult Two Year Rn Program And Went To Work In Er Of Busy 55 Bed Er In Nj. Nursing Is A Second Career For Me And I Love It-used To Manage People And Was Involved In Technology. Currently, Have Two Kids In College(1 Going For Nursing-crazy) And One Going For Pharmacy. Have A Supportive Husband-who Actually Lived With Me Through Nursing School! Take Care Of A Mom With Parkinson's And Early Dementia And A Father In Law Who Is 92 With Alzheimers. Also Taking Classes For Msn(teaching May Be In My Future) As You Can See I Am One Busy Woman! Love This Forum-have Been Reading For Some Time! Think That All Nurses Should Support Each Other-we Are All We've Got! Want To Help Change The System, By Changing Perceptions Of Who We Are And What We Do As Nurses. There Are So Many That Think We Are The Housekeepers Of The Medical World-we Must Change That Idea If We Are To Be Perceived As Medical Professionals Whose Ideas And Opinions Count!
I Feel As If I Am Among Friends Everytime I Read These Posts-this Has Definately Helped My Frustration During This Past Year Of Learning To Be A Nurse. Thank You All For The Advice-past And Future. Maisy
Mar 7, '07
Thanks for the nice introduction. Welcome to Allnurses!
Mar 7, '07
Welcome to All Nurses; we're glad you joined us!
Feb 5, '10
I applaud your optimism, energy, and organizational skills! Here's some unsolicited advice, the best i ever got (but didn't get in nursing school, unfortunately) " Look at the patient, not the numbers!" Also, here's to never losing sight of your purpose-making a difference, one human at a time.
Feb 5, '10
Boy things have changed since that introduction...I have gotten my BSN, and am currently working on my NP. The happy and excited RN is no longer....I truly dislike my working environment and although I like the ER, I can't wait to leave the craziness, short staffing and general non-caring environment fostered by a money hungry administration. I want to go back to healthcare that mattered to my patient and me; while I still aim to practice that way....I must choose who receives that care. I don't like it!
Anyway thanks for the kind words...and I still love Allnurses!
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