Tell me about yourself.................. - page 2

I been around for several months and have picked up on some of the posters personal lives. And there may already be a thread where some of the oldies (that have been around here awhile) have given up... Read More

  1. by   palesarah
    What a great idea for a thread! I've been visiting this site since just before I passed my boards almost 2 years ago, but I don't post much.
    About me: My name is Sarah, I live in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. I think it's one of the most beautiful areas in the country but the winters are long and hard and I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of some spring sunshine!
    I've worked on a wonderful family-centered, low(er)-intervention LDRP floor since I graduated nursing school. I love my job and was very lucky to get it, most of the new grads hired onto my floor in the past few years had all been working on the floor already as nurses aides/unit coordinators. In fact I was only offered the spot in the new grad program after a hospital employee turned it down!
    I have been married to a wonderful man, Gary, for 3 1/2 years and we have two furbabies: little chihuahuas named Twinkie and Bacon. No children yet, but we are starting to talk about it and will probably start in a few years.
    I love to crochet and scrapbook, and I also collect Pez dispensers! My avatar picture is of a vintage nurse pez
  2. by   RoxanRN
    Quote from webblarsk
    state you live in
    what's your speciality
    family
    and anything else you wanna give up.
    I live in Kansas. I work in a Level I Trauma Center; Neurscience Center's Neuro Critical Care Unit. I'm a 15 month old RN and an 11 year old paramedic. I'm a CPR Instructor on the side. Married 13 years - 2 daughters ages 11.5 and 2.5 - yes, your math is correct God just decided I needed to be pregnant while in school Me and school just don't mix

    Roxan
    www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com
  3. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I am a 19 year old male. I live in Southeastern Kentucky where I work as a CNA in LTC on weekends and go to school M-F for my ADN. I live with my parents for the next four months and then I am moving into a dorm and trying to get a new CNA job at the hospital near the college in Med-Surg. I plan on working ER after graduation. I too have spoiled, over-fed cats, five of them. They are my fuzzy babies. I am gay and always seem to be single. I love to read, watch tv and movies, I also love old things, I have a collection that includes an anatomy book from 1912, a bandage tin from the 1950's, and a matchbox size ambulance collection, I have more than 30 of them. You can't see much from my front porch, trees, flowers, dogs, cats, foothills of the Appalachian mountains. I am a bit of a nerd but thats ok, my friends, cats, and family love me just as I am. In my few short moments of spare time, I love to sit on the porch swing and listen to the birds sing and the windchimes in the breeze.
    Have a really nice day!
  4. by   webblarsk
    Thanks everyone! Keep em coming. Its nice to meet everyone!
  5. by   webblarsk
    Quote from RoxanRN2003
    I live in Kansas. I work in a Level I Trauma Center; Neurscience Center's Neuro Critical Care Unit. I'm a 15 month old RN and an 11 year old paramedic. I'm a CPR Instructor on the side. Married 13 years - 2 daughters ages 11.5 and 2.5 - yes, your math is correct God just decided I needed to be pregnant while in school Me and school just don't mix

    Roxan
    www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com
    What part of Kansas. I used to live in a small college town by the name of Sterling. I had 2 of my 3 children while in Nursing School. Had my oldest when I was in LPN school and my youngest in RN school. I have jokingly said I had better not go back to school unless I want another child.
  6. by   webblarsk
    Quote from quiby
    Well I too have been reading post for quite some time. I finally became a member being as I am now a SAHM and I sure get lonely sometimes. I am 34, married for almost 7 years and have a 5 1/2 year old and 23 month old. We live in southeast texas and have too many mosquitos. I have applied to a ADN program for this fall. Taken all my prereqs and corequisites. Would be graduating this may from this program but I dropped when my four month old showed having severe sleep apnea. He is diagnosed with Hemifacial Microsomia and has a recessed jaw that would cause his toungue to fall backwards in sleep and cut off his airway. He is also missing left ear and has hemi vertebrae and fused vertebrae in crvical region. When I started nursing school last time he was 4 months old and all we knew was he didnt have an ear and he wouldnt get one until he was much older so I decided I might as well try to finish school. Before I knew it we were overwhelmed with doc's appts so I dropped school. Life has settled down some and I have reapplied for next falll if it all stays good. I have always wanted to be a nurse just thought I was too stupid to pass. I can say that my grades were great for the one semester I was there. I was a hairdresser but gave it up all together after 15 years. I love reading these boards and reading what everyone has to say. Guess now I can put in my 2 cents.
    Wow, you have alot on your plate. What a strong person you must be. How lucky your family is to have you. Good luck in school. Its so nice to meet you!
  7. by   webblarsk
    Quote from lifesaverwv
    Hi, I don't think you're corny, I love it here too. I've met alot of nice people & learned some new things about nursing.
    I've been a nurse for 33 years! I went to a diploma school in Maryland. I now live in WV & work at our small community hospital where I work on Same Day Surgery. I have worked this job for 22 years. I enjoy my job & the people I work with.
    I've been married for 30 years to my hubby who is a Science teacher. I have 2 children. Justin is 27 & my daughter Brooke is 24.Brooke just gave us our 1st grandchild & the joy of seeing him is awesome. We just spent 2 weeks in Atlanta, GA helping out after Ben's birth. I hate that they live 12 hours away.
    I'm also an animal lover. I have 3 cats & one dog.
    I would like to hear from other nurses in WV. Thanks for starting this thread.
    :hatparty:
    I love West Virgina, I have family there. Many good childhood memories of summers spent in WV.
  8. by   flwrgypsy5
    Quote from TinyNurse
    oh wow, I guess i'll post.
    I'm Jenni, I come from Ohio where I lived on welfare and got pregnant and ended up as a single mom.........I started nursing school when my son Hunter was 1 year old.
    I graduated in June 2003......... from there I worked in a certified level II ER, then went to nashville where i worked as a travel nurse, then signed on to Vanderbilt in the ER.

    Currently I'm moving to houston where i'll be working in a level I again.

    bottom line.............. i come from a **** hole of welfare, medicaide, and foodstamps.............. finally i graduated and i'm still trying to find my way in the world.......i just have a little more money.
    I have finally found another with a similar story. I was married at 18, 1st baby at 19. 2nd baby at 21, divorced at 23. I tried going to school when I was married the 1st time, but didn't have alot of support. At 27 I finally got back in school and am nearing the end of my 2nd semester. Do you have any hints for an aide with 3 years experience wanting to be in the emergency medicine field? Did you just jump in or study up first? Thanx in advance for any advice.
  9. by   rkrs6673
    This is a wonderful thread...

    I am 28 years old and have been happily married for 8 years. We were high school sweet hearts. We have two great kids, a 6 year old boy & and 2 year old girl. I start my nursing classes in the fall of 2005 at a local community college. I hope to have my ASN by May 2007. For there I plan on getting by BSN from University of Missouri -St. Louis. I love to read romance novels. We have two beta fish that we call Billy and Sally that we simply love. I live in St. Louis, Missouri which is a great city to live in. After I graduate I would love to work in Oncology or Labor and Delivery.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm 46, married almost 25 years (our silver anniversary is September 27 of this year), and the mother of five, four of whom are living. They are 22, 19, 16, and almost 14, and the one who died shortly after birth would have been 21 a week ago yesterday. I'm also expecting my first grandchild in late July/early August, so I'm really excited about that!

    I too escaped a life of welfare and foodstamps, went to college in my 30s and achieved my lifelong dream of becoming an RN in 1997. I'm a certified Med/Surg nurse, but I've also worked in assisted living and nursing facilities, and I've been a nurse-manager. I live in a big old country house on the outskirts of a small city in Western Oregon with my family, five cats, a dog, and a family of deer who camp out on our 2.75 acres of woods. I'm a 'semi-practicing' Catholic and a parish nurse, as well as a member of my hospital's new Palliative Care committee which is bringing hospice care into the hospital for patients who can't or don't want to be managed at home or in a nursing facility.

    My hobbies are reading, gardening, and of course, allnurses! I'm bilingual (Spanish/English) and I enjoy all sorts of media in both languages. It's not a terribly exciting life, but it's MY life, and I love it........the older I get, the more I appreciate my blessings, and the more excited I am about the wonders I have yet to experience.
  11. by   jnette
    Greetings !

    Grew up in Germany with an Austrian mother and American dad... came to US on my own at 20 only to join the Air Force and get stationed right back to Germany :chuckle as a medic. Met first dh there and moved to CT. in early seventies.. had our two children there, daughter is now 28 , and son to be 24 in three weeks.. he is in the Navy.

    Moved to this lovely mountainous area of southwestern Va. back in early eighties. (reminded me a lot of southern Germany.. Bavaria).
    Remarried 9 years ago to a real sweetie, but ex-dh and I still on good terms as it was mutual.. no anymosities there which makes life so much more pleasant for us AND the children.

    Spent most of my employment in the health field after the A.F... EMS, homehealth, DMR, clinics,.. you name it. Always wanted to be a nurse, but raising my kiddos always managed to take priority, although I had started prereqs on my GI Bill and gotten much out of the way.. here and there a little.


    Finally at 50 .. .. I realized I was free to persue my dream, and finished my education and got my RN at the age of 53. Hence my signature: NVR2LATE.
    I'll be 56 in July.

    Had been working as a dialysis tech for several years already, and still am employed at the same facility now as a dialysis RN. Love what I do.. love my patients and my coworkers.. a real family feeling there. Just don't care for the "company" :stone

    And Chad_KY, amen on sitting on the front porch and listening to the birds sing and the windchimes tinkling in the summer breeze ! Nothing like that wonderful feeling of "aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh"

    Have one special kitty Charlie Petunia who the kids brought down from their Dad's farm a year ago in the spring.. and he's spoiled rotten as well. No other way to be, right?
    Last edit by jnette on Apr 3, '05
  12. by   webblarsk
    Quote from rkrs6673
    This is a wonderful thread...

    I am 28 years old and have been happily married for 8 years. We were high school sweet hearts. We have two great kids, a 6 year old boy & and 2 year old girl. I start my nursing classes in the fall of 2005 at a local community college. I hope to have my ASN by May 2007. For there I plan on getting by BSN from University of Missouri -St. Louis. I love to read romance novels. We have two beta fish that we call Billy and Sally that we simply love. I live in St. Louis, Missouri which is a great city to live in. After I graduate I would love to work in Oncology or Labor and Delivery.
    Good luck with your nursing classes!
  13. by   jaimealmostRN
    This is a great thread! I love hearing about my "allnurses" family! I'm a new grad RN from NJ who is working in a large ED (not officially a trauma ctr, but we still get our share LOL!) I'm still on orientation, taking the hospital corses and learning my way around. So far I love it though! I have two ADORABLE kitties who are almost 3 years. I'd like to adopt a dog soon too...but we'll see I'm single, but dating a bit. I recently moved to a new town and became very overwhelmed by everything, but everyone here on allnurses really helped me feel OK. Thanks guys!

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