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Old 09-23-2007, 10:41 PM
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Hi all. As a nursing student, I was just wondering: how long have you been a nurse? What are your plans for the future as a nurse?

I'm asking this question just because I'm curious to know a little bit more about you all.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:02 PM
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Well, I have been a nurse for just about 3 months now. I just graduated in May, and started working in June. So far so good. And I'm always open to tips/suggestions from those with more experience than myself.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:24 PM
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Wow, that's very fast LittleBird! I'm thinking once I graduate I need at least a few months off, haha. I'm going to need a break from school since I've been at school since ECS to now! I think that's one of the reasons I didn't want to be a doctor...I'm getting quite sick of school, haha. I mean, I know there are others out there that love school, but for me, I think 4 years of university is enough!
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:36 PM
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I thought the same kind of thing when I qualified Jess, but I have hardly had any time when I haven't been studying in some way or other for more than 25 years!!

I qualified in 1984, went straight into my first job and have had no more than about 8-9 months off (and that was to have my son)!
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:43 PM
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Wow, that's very fast LittleBird! I'm thinking once I graduate I need at least a few months off, haha. I'm going to need a break from school since I've been at school since ECS to now! I think that's one of the reasons I didn't want to be a doctor...I'm getting quite sick of school, haha. I mean, I know there are others out there that love school, but for me, I think 4 years of university is enough!
No time off for me... I need the money! I didn't tell ya that this was my second degree....
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:15 PM
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I've been a nurse since 1987. I've seen things come and I've seen things go. I've seen new nurses become fine nurses, and old nurses just run out of steam.

My plans? I love bedside nursing. I can't help it. I know it's the most strenuous but for me, it's the most gradifying.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:29 PM
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I graduated in May 2006, Licensed in June 2006.

I plan to stay where I'm at for the time being until my daughter gets old enough, then I'm thinking I'll go back to Hospital Nursing or Home Health.

We'll see.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:04 PM
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I may be an "oldie" here.

I graduated from my ADN program in 1978.
I completed a certificate GNP program in 1988.
I completed my BSN in 1996.
I got a MN as a FNP in 1998.

I think I'm done...but I've said that before. Perhaps I'll go for that DNP - not sure yet.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:33 AM
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I may be an "oldie" here.

I graduated from my ADN program in 1978.
I completed a certificate GNP program in 1988.
I completed my BSN in 1996.
I got a MN as a FNP in 1998.

I think I'm done...but I've said that before. Perhaps I'll go for that DNP - not sure yet.
Move over, Grandma - I'm pulling up my rocking chair right along with ya!

I graduated in 1978 with an ADN. I am now going back for my BSN followed by a Masters so I can teach nursing and then a PhD so I can be poor and do research.

Then again, if I don't start doing better in statistics, I'll get my doctorate in English. I'm gonna have a PhD in something!
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:03 PM
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Move over, Grandma - I'm pulling up my rocking chair right along with ya!

I graduated in 1978 with an ADN. I am now going back for my BSN followed by a Masters so I can teach nursing and then a PhD so I can be poor and do research.

Then again, if I don't start doing better in statistics, I'll get my doctorate in English. I'm gonna have a PhD in something!

Statistics is one tough class!
Hope it gets better for ya
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