About Jensmom7, BSN

Jensmom7, BSN 10,544 Views

Joined: Apr 26, '15; Posts: 2,259 (90% Liked) ; Likes: 13,608
Hospice Nurse
Specialty: 36 year(s) of experience in Hospice

Got my BSN way back in the olden days (1979).

After I graduated, I would keep a stack of resumes in my car, and drop them off at various places. This was before on-line only applications, when you could walk into the Personnel Office and actually get to talk to a living, breathing person.

One day, I was out running errands and decided to stop in at one of the local hospitals. I filled out an application, and when I turned it in, the nice lady in Personnel asked me if I would be interested in Pediatrics-they were getting ready to open a shiny new Peds wing.

I was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt, with my hair tied back in a scarf (hadn't anticipated having an interview). I thought for about half a second and said "Sure!"

Went to see the Head Nurse (that's what Unit Managers were called back then), we talked for about 30 minutes, and I walked out with my first Nursing job. I was 22.

So began my lifelong journey in the craziness that is Nursing. I'm entering the downside of my career now, after 36 years. Hospice is what I do now, and what I hope to be doing when it's time to hang up my stethoscope.

I take my job very seriously. What I refuse to take too seriously is myself. I have a strange sense of humor sometimes, and believe that sometimes you have to laugh or you'll cry.

Personal Information
Hospice Nurse
36 years
Old School Whovian (Tom Baker was the best Doctor-Capaldi is a close second). Love sports, reading, not ashamed to admit that I watch TV, love to cook but not enough patience for baking. Have one husband, one daughter and three cats.
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