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I first found AN when googling "what are the best shoes for nurses?"

After graduating I came back to say "Yay! I graduated" and joined AN at that time.

Two years later after a crazy day at work, I had an email from AN and read some funny stories about doctor/nurse mishaps. I laughed so hard that I cried. I really needed that. I was hooked.

On my days off after a few shifts in a row I regularly came to AN with coffee cup in hand, flannel pajamas and fuzzy slippers in place and connected with my fellow nurse friends. THEN I discovered the breakroom and other friends who appreciated sarcastic humor. It's been history ever since. ;)

I am glad I googled about shoes for nurses in 2008. :D

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I first showed up because I was in so much trouble.

Nobody would give me better advice than somebody who was a nurse.

I keep coming back because it's just plain entertaining.

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I first visited allnurses.com to receive some advice about getting my first job as a new nurse. Since I have landed my job I find myself coming back to the site to read about other new nurse experiences and what veteran nurses have to give fora dvice. I'm also interested in what my options are in nursing once I get a few years of experience under by belt. This is just a great overall site where fellow nurses new and experienced can come together for a broad spectrum of reasons. It is so much more personal and effective than just reading an advice column in a nursing journal. I’m sure that there are still many sections of the site that I haven’t even discovered yet. I can imagine that I will be referring to allnurses.com for the rest of my career!

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To feel like I'm still a part of the nursing community, to learn new things and to share what I can.

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I like coming in to hear the sometimes ridiculous statements made by others here.

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I joined these forums back when I was a student in an LPN/LVN program in February 2005. I learned real-world tidbits from other members that I would have never grasped in the textbook world of nursing.

I've been moderating certain forums since 2007, which has been an ultimate pleasure. My nursing career has also blossomed during my Allnurses.com tenure because I became an LVN in 2006 and an RN in 2010.

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I joined AN as a PN student in 2004. I was looking to connect with other students outside of my cohort, as well as engage with the "real" view of nursing, locally, nationally, and internationally.

After rejoining and having a loooong hiatus from AN after life's rides, and returning to school for my BSN and graduating, I wanted to share my experiences as a LPN and understand experiences as an RN.

I also wanted to exchange support and let posters know you can be a happy and successful nurse, whether you are an independent contractor, or a W-2'er, and be empowered as a nurse. ;)

...and for the entertainment. :)

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Well, I joined because every time I googled a question it always brought me to AN. I also joined because I wanted to vent or ask questions about a disease that one of my patients may have had. However, I rarely post because I'm always afraid I will be somehow identified. Not worth it...lol

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I am the only nurse in my workplace, so I have no one to talk to or learn from about nursing. The website also reminds me why I became a nurse.

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To keep up on my knowledge of nursing, to learn about the new healthcare methods, and to keep in touch with my online nursing friends. I love this site. It's better than Facebook.:D

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