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11/12/17 11:22 A

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RN, ADON, MDS Coordinator. Geriatrics.
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ARIEXO's Photo ARIEXO Posts: 4
11/5/17 6:23 P

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Hey guys.. I hope its ok I joined your team even though I'm not a nurse.. yet. All the nursing student teams seem to be inactive and there's no way to take over as leader.

I just got my acceptance letter in the mail yesterday. I start nursing school in January. I am SO excited!!

Is there any advice you can give a newbie?

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8/24/17 1:44 A

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mental health crisis and outreach nurse for aboriginal communities

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7/8/17 7:32 P

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Med-surg/Oncology RN that also does wound care and apparently pediatrics. All of this was just in my first year.

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I'm a nurse in a Neonatal ICU (nurse for 29 years). After a recent cross country move I've found myself on night shift again.

Rebecca - Take control of what you can.

I deserve the same attention, care, love, concern and effort that I put into everyone and everything else in my life.



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6/16/17 2:35 A

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Emergency Room RN for 8 years as well as Telephone Triage RN in bush Alaska at this time.

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3/26/17 5:01 P

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MDS coordinator. I file assessments required in a long term facility. It is how we get paid and used for care plans.

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2/2/17 1:24 A

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I have been a nurse for 39 years, 21 years in ICU, med surg, 5 years in hospice, 4 years in palliative care. Searching for job that accomodates needs after back injury 14 1/2 years ago on duty. Using my palliative care training to help out at church, in family and community at large. Just got back from supporting mysister and brother in law as he went through his last days with a brain tumor. While there realized mom has dementia issues not noticed over the phone. She lives 4 hours away... Akward stage of life... I do love the palliative care work and hope to continue somehow in nursing.

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11/9/16 6:34 P

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I have been a RN for 39 years. I have been a Public Health nurse for 18 years. The previous 21 years I worked ICCU and ER. I have always been overweight. My weight didn't keep me from performing my duty or enjoying life until my mid-40's. That's when I changed jobs. I have worn out my body requiring 2 joint replacement surgeries. I have worked full time for 45 years. I hope to retire in 2 more years. I have attempted weight loss more times than I can remember. This time I have partnered with a coworker. We walk on lunch break. We share recipes and offer encouragement to one another. Her mother is my age and housebound due to multiple health problems. Many were preventable. Really like using the Spark People site for tracking my activities.

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11/7/16 11:24 P

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Med/Surg/Tele unit currently. But have also done Peds, home health, PCU and a doctor's office over the last 25 years.

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11/7/16 7:29 P

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Hemodialysis nurse for over 20 years (both in pt and out pt); PD nurse; Also have worked Med Surg; ICU; Cardiac; LTC; taught CNA's in a community college; taught LPN's in a community college. Lived here, there and everywhere. Became a widow; adopted a FAS child as a single older mom; have another daughter too; 2 lovely, lively grandkids.

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9/30/16 3:56 P

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I'm a children's nurse on a mixed general medical and surgical ward

Rather than feeling overwhelmed by making lots of changes in my life I am changing just one - my attitude

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.


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9/28/16 1:31 A

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I am an RN in the Emergency Department for 15 years!

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9/12/16 7:26 A

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I am a licensed practical nurse and I work in a nursing home providing long term care at which I have worked for 29 years

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9/9/16 10:30 P

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Pediatric Endocrine nurse and diabetic educator for the past 25 yrs
Before that general peds/ PICU


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8/6/16 9:24 P

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I'm a telenurse (a telephone advice nurse) I've been doing this for 12 years now, but before that I was a pediatric nurse. I worked for 10 years in the pediatric emergency and as an IV nurse, as well as 5 years in general peds.

I miss the kids sometimes, but I can't complain too much since I get to work from home.

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8/4/16 4:51 P

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I had several clinical roles as an RN - Med/Surg, corrections, PACU for many years. Now I work as a consultant doing implementations and optimizations of Meditech EHR.

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Wow! that's a lot!
Be encouraged!

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8/4/16 9:46 A

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I have been an LPN (licensed practical nurse for 20 years now. I work in a nursing home in which I have been employed for 29 years. Lots of hours on my feet and this extra weight doesn't help; it must come off. I'm a TOPS member following the 17Day diet. I joined June 21st and I have lost 17 lbs. as of Tuesdays weigh in. Many more to go!

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7/31/16 5:30 A

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I haven't been employed as a nurse since 1991, however my skills and knowledge base has helped many friends and acquaintances over the years! I do keep my license active via online CEUs...We live in Suriname, thus don't have access to RN seminars etc. When I worked, I was a labor and delivery room nurse. Since I was previously a Navy nurse, I did get experience in several different areas (med/surg, ortho, gyn, pediatrics, etc.).

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7/28/16 11:41 P

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I have been a nurse for almost 7 years (whaaaaat? How did that happen?!). I started my career in the Air Force and served as a ASU/PACU nurse for 4 years then did a travel assignment.

Now I'm working in the cardiac cath lab and interventional radiology. I love it! It's fast paced and absolutely fascinating! In fact, I'm on call now! Hopefully I get to sleep through the night! :-)

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Hello,

I am new to this team. I am a new nurse, having only been a RN for a year and a half now. I have worked in the hospital on an inpatient hospice/med/surg unit for the last year, and just started a new job with developmentally disabled adults in a group home setting. I am going to school online for my RN to BSN through Aspen University and should be done in about 6 months! It is a busy time for me, but decided I need to put my health higher on the list of priorities. So, here we go!

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13


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4/22/16 3:14 P

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I am a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am currently working in Occupational Medicine but have done family practice and urgent care. Before NP school I taught in a BSN program and prior to that I was a Women's Health nurse. I started as a LPN.

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4/20/16 10:08 A

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I am a Pediatric nurse turned Family Nurse Practitioner who worked in Dermatology for 3 years & finally found my home in Pediatrics once again. I'm planning on going back to school for my Pediatric Primary Care specialty as well as my DNP.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


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I currently work night shift on a 36 bed SIPS unit and I love it.

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3/14/16 9:36 A

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I am a home care nurse and I absolutely love it! I work in a rural setting so in any given day I can see pediatrics, post-op, geriatrics, mental health, and palliative. It is such a rewarding job and I love seeing people in their own home. It shifts the power for change into their hands!

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I went back to college when I was 35 years old. I would have never thought I would have been a nurse when I was in high school. I took typing, filing, short hand. I loved business Ed class. I didn't go to college, I did have a scholarship, for music but didn't take it. I met my then boyfriend, now husband the summer before my senior year. So of course all I knew was that I was in love. I was at home watching my 3 kids, watching other wonderful kids starting a daycare in my home. So I took a CPR class from our fire station, and one of my friends who was an EMT talked me into taking the EMS class at the college (2 nights a week) they would pay for it if I passed. That class got me in into the hospital for clinical studies. It was all God's plan for my life, and His planned timing. I waited until my youngest went into kindergarten when I went back to college. I took the 2 year program, but took it in 3 years so I could take all the non nursing classes first. My brain hadn't been dusted off for a very long time. I am a RN who started out working the floor of a small hospital of a 30 bed med/surgical/telemetry floor then went to a 20 bed med/ surgical floor. That was full time so that was wonderful day- evening 8 hour shift. Then I went to weekend package 3 day 12 hour - busy 40 bed cardiac unit. Loved that fast paced unit! Worked there for 7 years. I only left due to management reasons. My last job was for Homecare/ hospice - worked there 5 years. I am now no longer working. Which makes me sad. I am trying to get disability. My back is just fried. I am on pain medication. I need to take it first thing in the morning. I am pretty good then. The only thing I would do different with my career, I would have kept I going with my Bachlor degree. Now just to work the floor you have to have your BS degree. Ridiculous. I did not get mine because I wanted to work with the patients, n be behind a desk, or teach. Oh well... This is or was me. Sorry this got so long

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
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I am a geriatric nurse. Love my patients!

Just wishing doesn't get it done!


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I am a nursing student graduating in May of this year and new to SparkPeople also! Not sure what specialty I will end up in yet- interested in the OR, pediatrics, oncology, allergy, and outpatient psych. Kind of hard to narrow it down more when your rotations to specialty areas are short!

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I am a long time NICU nurse, now a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. I work for a large and very busy practice that covers several hospitals in this area.

Pam / Onaughmae

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1/7/16 7:19 A

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Good Morning,

I've been an RN for almost 8 years & have worked as an ICU nurse, school nurse & 7 mo ago switched back to the hospital setting as an ER nurse. Most days make me crazy, but it is challenging & I am learning a lot. A fellow nurse recently told me that I would be comfortable after 5 years, lol...

Coming back to SP to feel better & have more energy! Got too sedentary as a school nurse & now I'm on my feet for the whole shift & it's exhausting.

Anyone from Indiana?

Have a great day!



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Maternal-fetal medicine, with occasional stints in L&D, mom-baby, and GYN... Happy New Year, everyone!

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Labor and Delivery/OBS

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Neonatal ICU nurse

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Psychaitric RN


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Been a nurse for over 40 years and am planning my exit strategy. I think I'll be able to walk away and never look back. The profession has changed so much and some of it has not been good.

I like the professionalism, the increasing need to upgrade our skills. I like that we are important parts of the health care team.

I do not like that we are treated in much the same way as we were 40 years ago in most places. I do not like that we are paid a "pink collar" wage.

In my state, there is a proposition to add a "fee" to our licenses (and that of doctors and hospitals) to help fund medicaid. This is a part of what is coming.

Walking away is going to be much easier than I would have thought ten years ago.

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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iCU nurse for 25 years. Now in NICU for 13 years. Always worked 12 hour nights!😊

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Recently retired after 40 +years, mostly cardiac, telemetry, cardiac rehab, wellness. A traveling nurse back ian 1983 for about 3 years. Plan to take a year break.....but doors can open and I could be working tomorrow. Once a nurse ...always a nurse.

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PCU/Tele travel nurse

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Rehabilitation nurse manager

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I am new to the team. Trying to get back in control of my health. I work as a coordinator of a small diagnostic cath lab and interventional radiology nurse. I am also house nursing supervisor every 3rd weekend. I am a mother of three great kids and grandmother to one awesome little boy. I am also married. Trying to find time to get healthy & be a great mom,grandma, wife & nurse.

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Med/surge, trauma step down & various positions in sub acute that include management, staff development & MDS/Reimbursement coordinator.

I an now enrolled at UCF for a Legal Nurse Consultant course.



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Hello, I'm an RN,CPN. Started in a small community hospital. Worked a short time in a pediatric long term care facility and now I'm in a pediatric endocrinology office. Trying to psych myself into going back for my BSN.

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I am an LPN........... Began in acute care facility ..... Intensive Care. ..... Many challenges but loved it.
I work in a very large Orthopedic clinic ....... 23 Orthopedists .... 16 surgeons. Approximately 500 to 600 people come in daily. I began when the clinic opened 7 years ago; first year as Triage nurse. Am presently changing and transitioning into a new position .... Life is never dull and I love to keep learning.

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Pediatric Nurse.... Retired now after 40+ years as an RN!

Today is the first day of the rest of my Life! May it be long, healthy, and happy!!!


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I know what you mean about Long term care and the patients. You get to really know the patients well and they get to know and trust you too! Have a nice day.

Texas

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
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I am an LPN and have worked in Long term care for 14 years. 13 1/2 at the same facility. And I LOVE IT!!!!

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I am in the OR (scrub circulate) do every thing except cardiac surgery.
Looking forward to retirement .

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I was a step-down nurse for medical and respiratory patients, but I just started in a Post Anesthesia unit last month. Loving the work and the hours!

One Step at a Time


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Nurse educator teaching in an LPN program. Currently working on my MSN. :)

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. Its not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~Tony Robbins


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I'm a nurse case manager working from home for a major insurance company.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13



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I am a new Adult Nurse Practitioner (graduated last year), and I currently work with a socioeconomically disadvantaged geriatric population providing them both primary and urgent care services. Prior to completing my NP, I was an OR Nurse (circulating, scrub) for 7 years with a focus on GYN and GYN oncology. I also completed my RNFA (registered nurse first assist), and I have worked with both Urology and GYN surgery as a first assistant! Assisting is so much fun and I truly miss it! I love the patients that I currently serve, but hope I can find a position some day that will be a good balance of OR and office visit time with an oncology focus. I would also like to teach BSN students. Until then, I'll soak up all the learning experiences I can!
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I am an unemployed nurse. I have worked with primarily adult cardiac patients. Somehow, I happened into management -- not once but, twice. I am currently considering transitioning into Pediatrics.

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OR/Scrub baby ! You either love the OR, or hate it and I love love love it. Can't imagine not being there. 12 years and holding the varicose veins at bay lol

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I'm and LVN working in the VA with patients with tramatic brain injuries in the transitional program. We train them to be able to go back to the military or with jobs when they get out.
Veterans and Active Duty Military are the BEST patients!!
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HI I'm new to the team ,, but I am an LPN working in Long term care.

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A Retired nurse--finally!!

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I work for a managed care insurance company.

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Home Health DON. We have mainly geriatric patients, and a huge percentage are veterans!

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I am child/adolescent psych. We've got both ends of the life cycle covered!

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Long term care nursing rocks--I did that as well for a while. More power to you!

Blessed be.
Becky

May I deal with honour, may I act with courage, may I achieve humility.--Dick Francis

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. I passed my NCLEX on January 28, 2013 and I've been working at a long term care facility since February 26, 2013. This is my first full time job and I am 36 years old. It has taken a lot of adjusting and has been very stressful but I do love my job.

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We do need to nurture our new nurses. Or at least stop eating them and accept their presence and differences! I am a Perinatal Nurse who also has my MSN to teach new nurses. I can get really bad on the floor some days depending on who is working. My thought is I want to make sure the new nurses can take care of me someday. I don't want to breed resentment and animosity so they do not take care of their "older generation"!

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