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post #31 of 89
studied BSN for 3 years then stopped.. (long story)..now doing private home care, taking care of someone with a tracheotomy..planning to go back to school after having my second baby...
post #32 of 89
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Originally Posted by xandra83

Okay, I'm not a nurse, but my hubby is. He's worked in the ICU for about 3 years and is going to get his Masters next year to become a CRNA. I'm so proud of him and he allows me to stay home and take care of our baby boy. It's so great being a wife of a nurse. Well, I don't like the 4 12 hr shifts he's been doing lately, but we need to get ahead financially before he goes back to grad school. He's a great nurse and I'm so proud of him. I respect all of you nurses out there. Thanks for what you do



We're in the same boat! My husband is an RN on a spine rehab floor and was just hired to start in the ICU. He is starting his Masters next year to be a Nurse Practitioner. AND his job lets me stay home to take care of OUR baby boy! It is really hard having him work so much but I know it's what is best for our family right now. I know what you are going through!
post #33 of 89
I have been an RN for almost 10 years. I work in the Intensive Care Unit. My husband is also an ICU/ER nurse. We started our own nursing agency about 2 years ago here in Hawaii. Who knew it was so much work! I am also going back to school for my Masters in Nursing, 4 more classes to go! We have 3 small children - two still in diapers - so decorating cakes is my creative release from all the madness!!!!!
post #34 of 89
I just saw this thread!

I am an RN- I have worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery for almost 14 years.

I got into cake making/decorating/baking several years ago as my oldest daughter ( age 9) has food allergies to all nuts so no bakeries for us!

I absolutely love my job in the NICU but now with 2 young girls I work per diem so it works out to about 4-5 shifts a month!

I love the flexibility this job allows me and I love the babies!

Now if only I could devote more time to cake making and less time to studying this website!
post #35 of 89
iam a nurse ,have been for 5years, lpn in psych and i do adult day care also. i feel im too old (37)to get my rn. so, here i stay as an lpn and happy with it.i enjoy doing cakes and crafts more than anyhting in life besides being a mom of teenage daughters.
post #36 of 89
I LOVE this thread! It is inspiring to all of us who are hoping to be RN's one day.

I am not a nurse, but I have applied to nursing school and I have already claimed my seat, lol. I will know by the end of this month whether I was accepted or not. I had a perfect score on the test we had to take before getting and application, so I have my fingers crossed.

Anyhow, I do work as a CNA. I worked in the prison system for 10 years before I had enough and decided to pursue my dreams. At 29 years old, I walked into the prison, gave them my resignation on a Thursday. The resignation was effective the next day, lol. I have never looked back!

In the meantime, I go to school full time, and my goal one day is to have my BSN and teach nursing, because teaching is my second dream.
post #37 of 89
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Originally Posted by luvmygirl

I am an RN- I have worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery for almost 14 years.


Oh, oh, oh!!! You have my dream job!!! I want to be a NICU nurse when I graduate from nursing school!!! Did you go right to the NICU after you graduated, or did you start somewhere else?? icon_smile.gif
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. ~ Michael Landon
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post #38 of 89
well, not a nurse but work with themicon_smile.gif I'm a medical interpreter (Spanish) at our local family practitioner's office. love the job and love the "family" there icon_biggrin.gif
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post #39 of 89
I got a degree from a top notch univerity in science, got into Stanford/ UC Davis, and Univeristy of Southern Cal for med and decided not to go. I still wanted to be a "doctor type" but have my family too. I took a 1 year accelerated RN program at the local junior college then started my Masters in nursing finished that in year while teaching nursing classes at the JC where I got my RN. In 1 month I start my new job as director of nurses at our local hospital. Now Im just worried how the veteren nurses are going to treat this young punk kid as their new boss icon_confused.gif
P.S. this is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated
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post #40 of 89
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Originally Posted by eyeofhorus

iam a nurse ,have been for 5years, lpn in psych and i do adult day care also. i feel im too old (37)to get my rn. so, here i stay as an lpn and happy with it.i enjoy doing cakes and crafts more than anyhting in life besides being a mom of teenage daughters.



No, you're NEVER too old to go back to school! When I got my ASN, me & one other girl were the youngest in our class (21). Everyone else was in their 30s-50s, most with children & some with grandchildren. I went back to get my BSN & it was the same story with the ages. There were 2 women that were in their 60's! So, if you want to do it, go for it! Some LPNs do not want to go back, just like my mother. When I was fresh out of nsg school, it was an LPN that trained me, & she is still the best nurse that I've ever worked with!!
I've been a nurse for 9yrs. I've done med. surg, step down, pacu, & pcu. I'm currently in pcu (pre-op) & love it. I also loved pacu, but didn't love all the call I had to take.
Nursing is a great profession, with lots of possibilities. However, not everyone is "cut out" to be a nurse. So if the only reason you're going to school is for the "big money" & "job security", you're making a big mistake. After getting your 1st job, you'll see that what you do deserves so much more money. I'm not discouraging anyone at all, but it can be a big challenge sometimes, but can also be very rewarding. I think you have to be very compassionate to be a "good nurse" & have the desire to help people.
For everyone in school or thinking about starting a program, good luck. If you have the desire to do it, you can. We need so many more great nurses!
post #41 of 89
Hello, all you nurses. I am not a nurse, but work with lots of them. I'm a Rad Tech, worked for 14 years, left that to open a small restaurant. Did that for several years, then took a couple years off. Now back in xray at least till DS gets through college. Then maybe full time cake decorating and catering. As you can see, food is my passion, pretty food anyway. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #42 of 89
Hi fellow nurses!! Great to see so many of you out there. I went back to school as a mature student 13 years ago & have never regretted it. I'm working as a Community Care & Home Palliative Nurse presently. Cake decorating helps relieve the stress of dealing with dying patients every day.
post #43 of 89
my grandma didn't go to nursing school until her kids were all grown. She doesn't regret it and put in a good 10 years to being an LPN, some fun times doing so as well thumbs_up.gif
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post #44 of 89
Hi! I'm an ER nurse of 11 year at a busy ER in Dallas. I work 3 12 hour shifts a week. I can't imagine working in any other area. I took several cake decorating classes and really enjoyed it. I am now decorating cakes on the side for extra money. I'm getting busier and busier every week. It's nice to be able to do something creative. I also have 2 children. This is great to see how many of us there are on this site!
post #45 of 89
thumbs_up.gif Happy Nurses Week to all of the nurses !!!!!!!!!!!! I am an R.N. / diploma school / have been full time plus for the past 27 years/ hospital setting / labor and delivery / unfortunately since 2/28/07 I am on a medical leave of absence due to a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the muscles icon_sad.gif so I have a walker / wheelchair / yada yada yada ) so........... I am on c.c. from a.m. to p.m. bummed that I can not bake and decorate cakes right now and i just got all kinds of neat gadgets ( crimpers , new tips , stuff to make chocolate clay roses etc. before this mess all hit me ).....but I do not know what I would do if I did not have c.c. I will forever be grateful for this site in helping to maintain my sanity -truely . So keep on baking/decorating and until I can get back out in the kitchen again ...........bon appetite
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