Introduce Yourselves!


Hi, I’m Steve from Tonawanda, NY I’v been a practicing LPN for 2 yrs after graduating in 2010 I currently work private duty and have started classes for becoming a RN, I’m also a volunteer EMT and Firefighter


Hello everyone. Glad to be here. My name is Ana McMillan. I live in Southern California and work in the cvu department of a local hospital. I have been a nurse for approx 15 yrs.
Happy Nurses Week.


Hi Larry. I work cvu and have areal issue caring for psych patients. I find them to be liars and extremely manipulative as well as drug seekers. Can you give me some advise on how to overlook these issues and care for them with love in my heart instead of bitterness. Thx Ana


My name is Rachael, GN in Texas. Studying for NCLEX. I hope to find a position in hospice for the next few years while I still have children in school.


Hi! My name is Dee. I worked as an registered veterinary technician for 8yrs went back to school in 2008 for RN degree. I have worked with the MR/DD, clinic work, and now in mother/baby at a hospital for the last year.I live in North Dakota. I make pine needle baskets to decrease my stress. I dont have a favorite movie. Tv is a bad habit I cant break. I like First 48hr, Oddities New York and San Fransisco, American Pickers. I love my job and cant picture doing anything else


hello, im Dixie, have been an LPN for 23 years and enjoy working with geriatrics. i have worked in other areas though. i did go back to college and get my ADN but some reason i having a hard time passing my RN NCLEX, so i thought it over and just have decided to say an LPN, im almost 50 and very happy with my career.
i enjoy spending time with my 3 grandkids, 6, 2 and 3 months. i have a son 25 and daughter 23, my daughter has only 3 classes left and will be in the nursing program, she wants to be a nurse practioner. my son has worked at Chase bank in phoenix for 6 yrs in fraud specialist, but is going back to school to become a physical therapist. i enjoy movies, camping, fishing, golfing, picnics, BBQing , family time. some day i would like to go on a cruise. i feel very rewarded when i come home from work and know that i have made a difference in my patients life. i love to see their smile when i go to work after my days off and they tell me they missed me. i really could use the tablet/ipad. we do all our charting on computers now, thats pretty much everywhere now.


Hi Im Althea…Thea for short. I’m from Pennsylvania born & raised moved to the West Va./ Ohio area in 1982.I have been nursing since 1979 as first an LPN & currently RN. I am a mother of 3 ( 2 boys & a girl)grandma of 2 wonderful grandsons. I am a breast cancer survivor of 22 years. I am currently not working…I have covered many area over the years. .hospital, rehab hospital, nursing home, private duty, traveling nurse, agency nursing, school nurse, & even taught NA class…I have wanted to be a nurse since the second grade.Maybe some friendship from people who understand the ups & downs of being a nurse…I love sports!big football fan…bleed black & gold…Steelers , Penguins & Pirates. are my favorites I watch a lot of sports on TV & a lot of reality TV shows…Guess that’s enough for now


PS I don’t miss The Walking Dead & Falling Skies!!!


Hello, I am Amanda. I am a Nurse Practitioner working in Middle Tn. As an RN I was a respiratory nurse, but have been a family practice NP for 8 years. This is truly the career I imagined. I am a mom to 1.3. My son is 5 and I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with #2.

My practice setting is an employer based clinic that offers full service primary care to the employees at no cost to them. It truly is a great system, helps a lot of employees and reduces time missed from work.


Hello Nurse Café,
My name is Terri. I’ve been a nurse for 13 years. I work in the med/surg area. I live in Arkansas. The one thing I hope to get from this community is…talking to other nurses in other areas of nursing. I would like to eventually get out of med/surg and go to a different area with some knowledge in the area of interest. Also make some professional connections.


Hi my name is Sylvia from Alabama now reside in Texas have two children a daughter and a mentally handicap son. I have been a nurse for 30 yrs., have worked 14 yrs. with terminally ill children,5 yrs. hospice , and 11 yrs. in LTC Now working from home with mentally challenged


Good Afternoon,
My name is Kristen. I am an RN and have been a nurse for 30 years. 5years ago I was laid off from Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. They let most of us Supervisors go related to the budget. They hired 2 for 1 specials. Oh well. I have plenty of stories to tell and have now been a traveler for 4.5 years. All over California, San Francisco to Blythe and South Lake Tahoe. I have no family and even less friends. I was in the Army for a while, loved the 109th. I have 2 dogs, rescued of course, a blonde German Shepard and a red headed Border Collie. Let me know if I can help anyone.


What other areas are you interested in?


Hi Larry,
I am Kristen. I have had a few experiences with pts who a drug seeking and a few who are deceptive. I worked at the Betty Ford Center. I have found that being honest about your goals for them and finding a common ground for their expections of us relieves some of the emotional crap. Good luck. Kristen


Welcome to everyone here. We’ve had a lot of new members since this thread was posted, and changed a few things around. Hope to see everyone around the Nurse’s Cafe!


Hello !! Hope each of you are living life with an attitude of gratitude ! My name is Susan and I have been a Registered nurse for 42 yrs. I practiced in New York most of my career and I am happily practicing Hospice nursing in Florida as I plan for retirement. I have enjoyed. Critical Care, Renal Transplants, Industrial Nursing, Private Duty, Infection Control, Employee Health and Workers Comp. All have brought challenges and meeting wonderful people ! Now Hospice has brought my career full circle ! Life as a nurse is a challenge, and I would do it all over again ! How about you ? Happy Nurses Week ! :blush:


Good time to make a move in your career ! Now you have lots of needed experience to make a transition ! Explore your likes and never look back ! Enjoy !


RN for 4 years: Just stopped working as Quality and Clinical Outcomes Specialist RN and IT SME at Texas Health Resources. Also PRN Psychiatric Charge Nurse at Millwood Hospital.

Before RN: BS in Computer Science and Engineering and 20+ years in software development.

Future: Not sure if I will pursue NP or another master in nursing yet. However will continue to work as RN with perhaps a mix of my computer skills, as Clinical/Nursing Informatics.


Hi, i am damien pascal from houston texas i have got my Master degree in Nursing Science am 38years i am single not married. i am a news junkie, i love computer i enjoy family moral and happiness.



I’m Natalie and I’m considering going into nursing as a new career. I’ve been researching a lot over the past few months to see which areas interest me most. I’m quite keen on mental health nursing at the moment, as it’s something I’m quite passionate about. I’ve found it really useful hopping onto forums like this to get an understanding of peoples experiences in nursing, and making sure it’s the right path for me!

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