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Old 09-30-2007, 06:50 PM
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Hey all -

My name is Julie and I found this forum through someone's blog (don't remember who - sorry). I am an emergency department RN. My nursing background has covered just about every other area though - med/surg, tele, CCU, ICU, Peds, Ortho, Neuro, Clinic, Midwifery, L&D. I guess it took me going through every other area to find the one that fit. Now I'm in heaven and I adore my job.

I also am a forensic nurse and work with the medical examiner's office doing death investigations. I work part time with them but am pretty much always on call if I am in town and available. It's a great job.

OK, on to the personal stuff. Married, 2 kiddos, 2 horses, living in the country but obsessively missing the city. I have a WICKED sense of humor and love to laugh. I'm a bit crazy, but it's all fun and games. I adore practical jokes and tend to plan some great ones at work.

Oh - I also blog. http://errn.blogspot.com/. I took the summer off as we were moving into a new hospital, but I'm back on board and planning on being a more committed blogger. Be careful reading my blog though - I tend to use exact quotes (including cuss words) and have a smart alec way of writing some things. So if you are easily offended, you may not want to read it.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Sheesh - I practically wrote a novel for my intro post. I promise I'm not usually so wordy. Well, sometimes................
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:28 PM
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Hello and welcome! That's some background you have there. Do you do SANE nursing too or just the death investigations? I always thought foresics sounded cool but I've never actually run into a forensic nurse. It must be helpful to have worked in nearly every field though before you ended up in forensics/ER, you've specialized in just about everying...
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:54 PM
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It has helped to do multiple things. The problem is though - I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. I can function very well in pretty much any department, but I'll never be that "super nurse" that knows their area inside out and backwards.

I do also do SANE nursing though I don't enjoy that nearly as much. I transitioned into DI pretty quickly after getting my forensic training.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:59 PM
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Hi Julie! Welcome! I can already tell you're going to be an interesting one to read
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:39 PM
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Wow! Hi Julie! Welcome to Nursing Voices! What exactly does a forensics nurse do? Can any nurse be a forensics nurse? I find forensics very neat and I'm quite interested in it, but I'll probably still end up working in the hospital in the future (nursing shortage, can work right away, etc.).
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:14 AM
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Welcome to Nursing voices Julie, great to see some one with so many different experiences here. Looking forward to finding out more!
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:36 PM
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Welcome Polaris!

Like Geena covets my Fertility nursing.... I covet your forensic Nursing. I would seriously consider that field in the future. It's so interesting to me!

Lookin forward to reading more!
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:02 AM
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Hello!

I want to say that I have been following your blog for months now and I really enjoy what you write! (yes, yes I'm a bit of a lurker and don't post comments!)

I love your tips on qualities required for an ER nurse! Keep the posts coming!

(if you want, feel free to lurk me at http://miss-elaine-ious.blogspot.com/
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:44 AM
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Hello Polaris. Welcome to Nursing Voices.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:08 PM
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Miss Elaine -

I will check out your blog and link you!
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