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  1. Hi everyone.

    I have been coming on this site to read posts for a while now & have finally decided to join.

    I graduated from nursing in 2003 & have worked on a medical floor (10 months), outpatient detox (10 months) and geriatric psychiatry ( over 1 1/2 years).

    I have just accepted a position in a small hospital in Northern Canada. I am excited & scared all at once.

    I look forward to posting & getting/giving support.
    Last edit by EricJRN on Oct 7, '06 : Reason: Language edited per TOS
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    About ursulanursula

    Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 22; Likes: 1
    soon to be rn at a samll northern hospital
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in medical, geri-psych

    6 Comments

  3. by   nr3c
    When you graduated, did you find it easy to get a job? And did you get one where you wanted geographically? How long did it take between graduation and getting the job? In retrospect, do you think you made the right decision on your career? Do you plan to advance your career by getting additional education? Just wondering!
  4. by   Tweety
    Nice to meet you. Welcome!
  5. by   ursulanursula
    Quote from nr3c
    When you graduated, did you find it easy to get a job? And did you get one where you wanted geographically? How long did it take between graduation and getting the job? In retrospect, do you think you made the right decision on your career? Do you plan to advance your career by getting additional education? Just wondering!
    To answer your question nr3c, I live in Eastern Canada & I had a job as soon as I graduted. Because I was willing to go to a medical floor, I had a full time permanent right away. I stayed in my home province (PEI) & it was where I thought I wanted to be at the time.

    Do I think I made the right decision on my career? Well...I hurt my shoulder over 4 years ago (as a student), can't get it totally better, so I always work with some degree of pain. Hard as I try, I can't seem to escape the lugging & dragging on people. Also, I have had various experiences with lack of support in management...I am a number to them , a body to fill the spot, nothing else. I am extremely disullusioned with my career choice. More days than not at present, I ask myself "Why did I become a nurse?" That being said, there are "moments" where it is rewarding.
  6. by   Era
    Quote from ursulanursula
    Hi everyone.

    I have been coming on this site to read posts for a while now & have finally decided to join.

    I graduated from nursing in 2003 & have worked on a medical floor (10 months), outpatient detox (10 months) and geriatric psychiatry ( over 1 1/2 years).

    I have just accepted a position in a small hospital in Northern Canada. I am excited & scared all at once.

    I look forward to posting & getting/giving support.
    Congratulations & Welcome!:mortarboard:
  7. by   nr3c
    Thanks for your reply ursalanursala. Keep us informed on how this new assignment goes.

    One more question: How did you pick the screen name ursalanursala. I get the nursala part.......Did you go to a school taught by Ursaline sisters?

    Mike
  8. by   Rep
    Hello and welcome to allnurses!

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