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Specializes in ER, PACU, OR.

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I realize some of you may thing this may be stupid, but while I have been here since 98' I really don't know any of you? We sit here and discuss things, vent, sometimes I have seen each other cut others down for no apparent reason. The names listed in the subject heading, just happened to be a few of the people that I most commonly see post, or end up in discussions with. there are many others, like Mustangsheba, etc.

What I thought might be a good idea (and I'm sure I'll be ridiculed and labasted with sarcasm for this one), was for the people that post or come here reguularly, to get o know each other a little better. Kinda of like intros? Since we seem to be bopping around the same issues and posts?

I'll start?

Rick RN CEN (with all the the other ER mumbo jumbo garbage, TNCC,MICN, etc etc)

Level II Trauma center - worked as an RN for 5 years, all in the ER. Cleveland, Ohio

If no one else responds, thats fine....let it fall to the bottom.......out

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Hi Rick(CEN35)!

I'm Sharon,RN. No other alphabets after my name yet (but I just applied to a RN to BSN program).Work in a Cardiovascular/Tele unit. Been here a few months only and enjoy reading all the posts. Hope to get to know more of you.

Thanks for the idea Rick.


Specializes in ER, PACU, OR.

Sharran -

I am actually suprised somone answered to this? I was expecting to get leveled for sure, since that seems to be the way around here the last couple months. Frankly? I am tired of watching everybody cut down on each other I will have no part of it.



Hi Rick!

I've only posted a few times but read the BB on a daily basis just to keep up with the current issues. I agree with you, there is way too much cutting down of each other on this BB. I think nurses should be a more cohesive group and we shouldn't spend so much time trying to better each other. I've been an RN for 2 years, worked in the medical field for the last 15 years in some capacity e.g. medical transcriptionist, medical assistant, CNA, LPN, you name it. Worked in tele for a while and now work for the local county health dept and love it. Thanks for the great idea of introducing ourselves to one another!....Terri

I think it's a good idea, Rick! Sarcasm be damned. I'm Kristina, RN, BSN. Work on L&D, which is where I have been for the past 3 years. Did a few mos. in NICU, and a little over a year in Mother/baby. Can ya guess where my niche is??? smile.gif I'll add one more sentence, for fun. My interests are gardening and backyard birdfeeding/watching. biggrin.gif

realnursealso/LPN, LPN

Specializes in Peds Homecare. Has 34 years experience.

CEN35....Hi...I'm an LPN and have been since 12/79 when I graduated from school. I have worked alot a places in 21 yrs. In 1985 I started doing homecare and kind of grew along with it. High tech pediatric homecare is really my love and specialty. My patients have been as young as 3months...and my last full time case was a guy 19 with duchennes muscular dystrophy..vent dependent. I tried a new job recently in social work( a friend talked me into it..she was my boss) Well for the first time ever I got let go last week. They told me they were changing the program I was working in and because I wasn't a csw(certified social worker) they didn't need me anymore. I was really bummed out for a few days. But I chalked up to a life lesson..NEVER GO TO WORK FOR A FRIEND. So right now I am doing alot of thinking about what I really want to do. Not really sure what direction my life is going right now. So this is me...my real name is Colleen. Oh and I like to know about astrological signs and how they match up with the persons personality...I'm a cancer. Bye


Hi Rick,

Nice to meet you . I have been an LPN for 6 1/2 years and also work in a Level 2 Trauma Center. I have my Acls , Pals, and in the process of TNCC. I have been in the er for 3 years and i love it, Dont want to do anything else except get my RN, that i start next year.I hope working in the er the last 3 years will help me in school..Wish me luck..

My name is ALICIA Thanks this was a great idea!!

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Dale. I am a RN, BSN with PALS, ACLS, and TNCC. I have been a RN for 5 years. I also work in the ER in a level 2 trauma center. I have been in my current position for 3 years. I have previously worked 1 year in Acute Psych Unit and 1 year cardiac (telemetry) unit. However, I am transferring back to the psych unit at the end of next week. I know I won't like this position as much as the ER but I have applied for the MSN, FNP program and they are willing to work around my school schedule if I get in. I will know in May whether I get accepted or not. In the ER I had to use my vacation and PTO time to complete my BSN degree (2 years without a vacation). So I really am in need of a vacation this year (LOL). Sorry if I rambled. See you on the BB.


My name is Elena I graduated in 78, and have been a Med-Surg nurse, charge nurse til I started in Dialysis in 81. I am still in dialysis and love it. I am currently a Center Director. I just found this site.


Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Has 20 years experience.

Hey guys! Great idea. I'm just a simple ole' pediatric RN. Been doin' this same job for six years, ever since I graduated. Ya couldn't pull me away from this job with a 4 wheel drive. Ain't got no letters after my "RN", but as soon as I get my hubby through school, I'm gonna add some. My name is Tracy. Before I'm attacked, I know my grammar is wrong, but hey, I'm frum 'bama wink.gif

My name is Timothy [Tim for short]. I am 29 years old, and I began this adventure we call nursing as a nurses aide at the age of 16. I worked at a nursing home that was 3 blocks from the house I grew up in. I worked through the ranks of LPN, RN/BSN, and currently have my MSN/CRNP. I am licensed as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and am currently working on my Ph.D. in Health Science Education. I am also licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and a Personal Care Home Administrator.

On a personal level, I have a wonderful sister who is also an RN, and just received her Ph.D. from the same University in New York where I receieved my Master's from. I am terrified of children and women in labor, which complicates my life as I just became a great uncle. He's the neatest little kid, i'm just afraid of 'breaking' him-he's so tiny!!!

I am also an avid weight lifter & kind of a 'health' nut.

This was fun.... it is nice to 'meet' you all.


Specializes in LDRP; Education. Has 7 years experience.

Hi Rick-

Great idea!

I'm Susan, RN, BSN. I am 28 years old. Been a nurse for 3 years. Worked L&D full time nights for 1 year, then went to work for an insurance company for 1 year but still stayed on staff at the hospital and worked once a week, then in September 2000 left the insurance business and went back to full time staff nursing in L&D for two hospitals.

Incidently, I just got a job at a clinic doing OB triage which I plan to do full time, and still staff both hospitals part time. Naturally it was a pay cut. frown.gif

I plan on going back to school for my MSN - would LOVE to teach either nursing students or out in the community. My interests lie mainly with Women's Health issues and current research.

Kristina, I've felt we had alot in common - we just built a house and I too am all into gardening (although I am a beginner) I love birdfeeding/watching - just got a brand new pair of binoculars!

I am a twenty-five year old cna from Michigan. I just recently left the field of nursing to pursue other goals. I work with young offenders by helping them to complete their GED's. I will be starting graduate school soon. I hope to one day work as a prison counselor or a public defender. I am an advocate for cnas and I am always in the mood to respectfully argue with others.


Nursing assistant

Originally posted by E-RN:


My name is Elena I graduated in 78, and have been a Med-Surg nurse, charge nurse til I started in Dialysis in 81. I am still in dialysis and love it. I am currently a Center Director. I just found this site.

hello Elena,welcome

i am also from california,transplanted to oklahoma and i love it. miss the ocean and the mountains though.i am from sonoma county up north of san francisco. nice to meet you . its nice to talk to people from back home. i am 36 years old been married for 14 years and have 3 children 17 M, 16 M, 7 F , the oldest going into the marines this summer and back for senior year then off to embassy duty. 16 yr old doesnt know yet maybe college. and the youngest she wants to be everything..live out in the country on a ranch . hope to meet more people here!!!

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Well, you see Rick,nurses can surprise you!Bet you didn't expect so many resonses.We have RN's, LVN's, NA's....all types from all walks of life who car for patients. Maybe we'll get to hear from some more over the next few days?


So nice to put a "face" to your names! My name is Lisa (big surprise), graduated with my RN a year ago at the age of 44. I am currently in an RN to BSN program with graduation set for December. Prior to nursing I contracted for years in the nuclear medicine industry writing teaching and instructional material, and when time permits I still do a little freelance. I currently work at a VA hospital in acute medicine and Oncology, not where I want to be long term, but I had to start somewhere. I am planning on getting into research, still debating graduate programs. Let's see...oh, I'm originally from California (L.A. area), hubby took a job transfer about 5 years ago, so I came to Utah with heels dug in. We have two boys, ages 18 and 22 (the 22 year old graduated with a BA in computer science the same day I graduated with my RN - it was very weird)! I have no hobbies - at least none that I can remember - because I'm STILL in school, and STILL having to do these #@$&*# clinicals and case studies, and no time for much of anything else!!

Hello Rick,

I think this is a great idea! I am very new to this board and so glad I found it. (Could have really used it when I was in school stressing!) I have been a nurse now for almost a year. I work on a respiratory, stepdown unit. I am learning more and more that I chose the right profession. I was an OR tech for many years, before becoming a nurse. I enjoy bedside nursing, and getting to know the patients. My real name is Denise and I am a Leo.


Specializes in OB, M/S, ICU, Neurosciences. Has 30 years experience.

Hi Rick!

I'm Suzanne, RN, BSN, also from Cleveland originally. I've been a RN for 18 years and have worked the gamut of clinical areas. Where do you/have you worked in Cleveland? I was at Sinai for 10 years until 1995, and have worked the gamut of clinical areas. I'm now in the Chicago area--a very different practice environment than Cleveland for sure! Where did you go to school? I graduated from Ursuline in 1983. Oddly enough, you're the first person from Cleveland that I've seen on this BB, so I just had to respond to your post. Hope to hear from you--take care! biggrin.gif


Specializes in OB, M/S, ICU, Neurosciences. Has 30 years experience.

Whoops.....sorry about the redundancy in my post above.....it's been a long day here in the trenches confused.gif

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

I'll jump in, too!

I'm 55, graduated from a Diploma school in NJ 33 years ago, came straight to southern CA, and have been working ever since. I've done a variety of jobs, all at the same hosp: surgical floor, CCU, CTICU, NICU, Infection Control, night super, and finally back in NICU. I met my son in the NICU 17+ years ago, I'm a single adoptive mom. [that's taking primary nursing a bit too far!]

I love the babies, but hope we can recruit some new blood into the profession so that I can retire, and just come in to "cuddle", not draw blood, start IV's, and try to keep an eye on the young doc's.

You were great to start this thread, it's the first thing I've wanted to respond to in weeks! Thanks, Rick.

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