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P/J 06-25-2007 12:51 AM

Student Nurse Introductions
 
This could be fun, but how about we have some intros. No personal details requried (and nothing that will link you to pt in the future, so no mentioning hospitals, universities, or towns if small)

Name and Sex (could be nick-name, handle, initials)
Location (City or State and Countrynot all of us are from the USA, we are nurses not geographers)
Qualification/s past and present (what your are studying now)
Bit about you.

So....
PJ (Male)
Melbourne, Australia
BASci, BNSci (present)
Worked as a Chemist/Microbiologist for 4 years, now doing nursing science and loving it. Work during the holidays are research assistant. So far my clinical placements have been in Oncology.

So tell us about yourself!

compu_nurse 06-27-2007 08:33 AM

Hi,

I saw this link on KimRN's blog and it looks like a pretty neat place so I thought I'd join :)

I'm compu_nurse, a recent computer science grad from Canada that has just been accepted into Nursing for this fall. I'm really excited and a bit nervous, so any tips or stories would be greatly appreciated :)

TofuLou 06-27-2007 09:14 PM

Hello all!
I'll follow the suggested format ;)
Name and Sex: TofuLou aka JessaLou... and sex? yes please! hahaha. just kidding. I'm a girlie.

Location: Currently living in SoCal but I'm a native Oregonian.

Qualification/s past and present: Currently studing to be a VN. I apprentice with a Nurse Midwife. I've attended about 8 births as either a midwife assistant or as a birth doula.

A Bit About Me: I'm very excited to be learning about nursing; If I had to take another Race and Racism or Physical Geography class I was going to go crazy! I love nursing because I love helping people; I like being someone they can count on.

And you?

Marachne 06-28-2007 03:52 PM

Race & Racism
 
Hi TofuLou,

While you won't necessarily have to take another "race and racism" class, you should be aware of the issue of health disparity and how it affects practice (as well as recruitment etc.) If you don't get good material in your program, may I suggest the Institute of Medicine's book: Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care http://www.iom.edu/?id=16740

Bottom line: even when things like socioeconomic status and health insurance are controlled for, there is still a huge gap in how whites and persons of color are cared for in the U.S.

TofuLou 06-28-2007 10:12 PM

greetings marachne!
ahh yes. legal segregation and prejudice. i hear ya. i live in a predominantly mexican-american area and sometimes it's (what would be considered) reverse discrimination; i'm a student without health insurance so, when the white girl comes into the clinic, you hafta ask for them to repeat that in english. or, other people at the clinic come up to you asking questions. "sorry, i don't work here." oh. ugh. oh well. that's the way it goes, right? thanks for the reading suggestion... i'll peep that out.

Alittlenurse 06-30-2007 12:53 AM

Hi!
 
Name and Sex: Hi, I'm A., aka alittlenurse (and a girl)
Location: Ohio, USA
Qualification/s past and present: I'm in a Bachelor's in Nursing program at a state university, and I will graduate in December after 5 grueling years.
Bit about you: I'm old enough to know better, but still too young to care. I have 3 kids, two of which were born while trying to get through this nursing program! And I can't wait to get out into the field, as my family's current situation doesn't allow me to work outside the home. And I'm really hoping to get into a master's program sooner than later, but I'm not sure which specialty yet.

Oh, and I'm excited to be part of a forum like this!
Hi everybody!

A.
alittlenurse

KimRN 07-04-2007 06:22 PM

Coincidence?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marachne (Post 151)
Hi TofuLou,

While you won't necessarily have to take another "race and racism" class, you should be aware of the issue of health disparity and how it affects practice (as well as recruitment etc.) If you don't get good material in your program, may I suggest the Institute of Medicine's book: Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care http://www.iom.edu/?id=16740

Bottom line: even when things like socioeconomic status and health insurance are controlled for, there is still a huge gap in how whites and persons of color are cared for in the U.S.

Decreasing health disparities is a major strategic goal of the National Institute of Nursing Research! I just wrote that in my nursing history column on the Nursing Jobs.org Blog

It's a great place for nursing students (and I'm back in school for my BSN) to learn about what nursing research is and how it's funded! :)

compu_nurse 07-05-2007 09:19 AM

Why Nursing?
 
I have a question for everybody...what made you decide to become a nurse?

Alittlenurse 07-05-2007 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compu_nurse (Post 318)
I have a question for everybody...what made you decide to become a nurse?

That's a great question... I'm going to start another post with this as the topic!

Nurse2Be? 07-05-2007 11:34 PM

Intro
 
Hi -
Saw this forum and it looked like fun

I am a 30 yo female nursing student in Massuchusetts.
I will graduate from an ADN program in December and I previosly worked as a business professional and with a BS in Business.
A little about me - I am so exited about the path I have choosen, but as graduation looms I am overwhelmed with the responsability of nursing and hope to alleviate it by hearing that other SN's feel the same.... Can't wait to hear more in this forum


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