Introduce Yourselves!


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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