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post #46 of 89
I'm not a nurse...yet. Before we moved, I worked in an ER as a Patient Care Technician. Kind of my "test run" to see if this is what I really wanted to do. I loved my job and working in the ER. Before my kids, I was a Systems Analyst. then had the opportunity to stay home with my girls. I'd always considered nursing but didn't think I could do needles. 3 kids later, I decided needles were no longer an issue! icon_lol.gif Now, I just need to take all the science courses I avoided the first time around in college and then I can apply to nursing school. I'm looking forward to it! thumbs_up.gif (okay, maybe not the science homework, but becoming a nurse. icon_wink.gif )
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post #47 of 89
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quote="cassandrascakes"]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!

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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.[/quote





Well, where do I start? I worked as a CNA while I went to nursing school (3 little boys ages 4 and 1 (twins)) to be an LPN. That was 26 years ago. After LPN school I went on to get my RN (Associates Degree). I taught in the Techical System for 15 years and got my BSN during that time. I actually taught the FIRST Medicaid Nurse Aide Class in my area in 1989. From there I taught and tested until 5 years ago when I retired from teaching/nursing.

I LOVED being a nurse! My favs were critical care (including NICU) and geriatrics. But, I loved teaching nursing more! Sometimes I miss it....and sometimes not! But it was an experience I WILL NEVER forget!!

HAPPY NURSES' WEEK to all my peers!!

Beth in KY
post #48 of 89
I am a RN with my BSN and have been in med/surg/ped for about 5 years. About 2 years ago I started as the Assistant DON at a large nursing home--since my son was born last year I have left the ADON position and work PRN at the same nursing home.

It's great to see all of these fellow nurses and those of you that are going to school. I really enjoy my career as a nurse--it can be very challenging at times (like all careers) but it is also very rewarding. I hate to hear when nurses bad mouth the profession to students or those thinking of entering the field. I know everyone gets burned out--but we should be proud of our profession and encourage others to follow in our footsteps.

I just started decorating a few months ago and would like to eventually sell my cakes--but for now its just a hobby (and my co-workers are enjoying all of my practicing). icon_smile.gif

HAPPY NURSE'S WEEK!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
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thumbs_up.gif Happy Nurses Week to all of the nurses !!!!!!!!!!!!



Is it really nurses week?? I was planning on taking a pink champagne cake in to work this week because I'm taste-testing...now I'll know how to decorate it! icon_lol.gif
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post #50 of 89
Hi,
Yes I am an RN nurse and enjoy making cakes as well, for me and lots of colleagues. I work as a co ordinator in a large GP surgery now. icon_smile.gif
post #51 of 89
LaSombra All this past week was Nurses Week but the cake still sounds yummy to make and take to work - I know when I used to bake all the time the other nurses at work would always want to know when I was going to bake again - they would gobble everything up like they never had cake etc. in their lives but I felt good that they enjoyed it - nice warm fuzzy
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LaSombra All this past week was Nurses Week but the cake still sounds yummy to make and take to work - I know when I used to bake all the time the other nurses at work would always want to know when I was going to bake again - they would gobble everything up like they never had cake etc. in their lives but I felt good that they enjoyed it - nice warm fuzzy
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aww, so I did miss it?? That sucks. Oh well, I'll just give it to them belatedly. They'll still appreciate it, I'm sure icon_wink.gif
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post #53 of 89
I didn't know it was nurses week perhaps it is only in USA?? The Drs at the surgery ask for cakes every week but I tell them they wouldn't be good for their health you would think they'd know that! But with a staff of 52+ I am kept busy with orders.
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I didn't know it was nurses week perhaps it is only in USA?? The Drs at the surgery ask for cakes every week but I tell them they wouldn't be good for their health you would think they'd know that! But with a staff of 52+ I am kept busy with orders.



doctors may know more about how to keep healthy but they're still human icon_wink.gif The doctor I work for isn't fat but he certainly has a belly.
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post #55 of 89
Back in the day when I FIRST started....almost every nurse and doc I worked with smoked like freight trains (that INCLUDES pulmonary docs!) I was the only "clean lunger" among them! I'm soooo happy that times have changed!

Beth in KY
post #56 of 89
Been an RN for 35 years...geez...am I that old?? Done it all but mostly oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. For the last 5 years I've been a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Florida doing GI oncology studies...Go Gators!!
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post #57 of 89
Well, I'm not a nurse, but my mom is, and my stepdad is a CRNA. My mom has worked in the OR for over 30 years. I worked as a medical assistant for 3 years and now work in Central Sterile Reprocessing. I have a huge respect for all you nurses. If I ever became a nurse, the OR is where I want to be.
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post #58 of 89
Yea for all of us nurses...wonderful thread! I am a nurse, for the past 11 years...have worked in multiple areas, but in the past year and a half have been working in Public Health as a school nurse and ADORE it!
This job allows me to be a mom to about 940 elementary kids icon_lol.gif and it is wonderful. I have been baking since high school (earned mad money that way) and decorating for only a couple of months. I am addicted to CC and decorating now!!!
My team of school nurses also love that I have started decorating and practicing recipes, because they get to eat everything icon_biggrin.gif . Of course, I still have staff that fuss at me about making sweets and that I should set a better example as a nurse!!! However, it doesn't stop them from eating the cake....hahahahahahaaaa!
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(my avatar is me LOVING a mocha cappucino cupcake in Charleston, SC...my husband sat and laughed at my pure ecstasy of this cupcake!)
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"Well, these thighs haven't gone out of the house without lycra on them sice I was 14. " (Truvy...Steel Magnolias)

(my avatar is me LOVING a mocha cappucino cupcake in Charleston, SC...my husband sat and laughed at my pure ecstasy of this cupcake!)
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post #59 of 89
ernure39 - My husband is a nurse from Dallas! Where do you work? He was an agency nurse and worked at various hospitals, Medical City, Presbetyrian, Baylor.
post #60 of 89
As my username states, I'm a Pediatric Nurse and have been for almost 8 years. I work in Home Care on the weekends, spend weekdays at home with my 3 1/2 year old and a few daycare kids. They sure are great taste testers! My neighbors love it too!! icon_wink.gif I have just found this passion for cake decorating and I'm loving it!
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