How many Mylotans are in the nursing field?

@Bee1955 (3885)
United States
February 19, 2007 5:53am CST
Registered Nurse? Licensed Vocational Nurse? Licensed Practical Nurse? Certified Nursing Assistant? Nursing Assistant? Nursing Practitioner? Nurse in the Military? Lifeflight Nurse? Student Nurse? Tell a story from your nursing career like I did below. I am a retired US Army Combat Nurse. I've been all around the world and back again. Tho I did do some civilian nursing once retired, I went back to college for my Speical Education degree. My internship while there was working in an adult assistant living facility with those who had a mental or physical handicap or both. One young man, Peter, was in a wheelchair and was very helpful to all the staff. It was Christmas time and we were decorating and he and others in 'chairs were frustrated because they couldn't see the treetop (we were donated a new artificial 15 foot high tree). Well, this young man ingeniously thought of mounting the tree upside down to a ceiling bracketour local craftsman made so the branches ran wide to narrow instead of the other way up. Decorated, you could see all the tree branches that way and with the lights on, the effect was awesome. Now this was in 1993. Last Christmas, guess what they were selling locally in stores? The newest trend - upside down Christmas trees. Peter was just 15 years ahead of his time!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Wow, I was a 91C (clinical specialist), now I am an EMT. Though I am thinking about going to nursing school - you know nursing school for geriatric students. When were you in? Where were you stationed? Whoa - you retired - you are tough. Congratulations!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Ever at Fort belvoir? I was in the 15th Evac.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Thanks, I was in 95th Evac from Fort Jackson, SC to Vietnam. I was in from 1972 - 1991 with points (purple heart) for early retirement. I retired after returning from the Gulf War 1991. I was in VN, then stationed in Germany (Franfurt, Karlscruhe, Landstulh - NATO, Pirmasens) for 10 years, then CONUS (Georgia & Alabama). Based in GE I did 3-6 months temporary duty in Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, England, Iran and Pakistan. I did humanitarian service in Somalia (Africa) in 1993 when they needed veterans to volunteer their skills for the drought relief (my speaking Arabic was greatly needed). Then came 9/11 and I was recalled to Kansas to teach medical personnel going overseas medical field procedures under desert conditions. I also taught protocol (do's and dont's) in an Islamic country -especially to the female personnel. Halfway thru my required 12 months, I became too ill to continue and returned to WV.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Wow...you been all over..I am impressed! How do you ever keep track of where and when? You have lead an amazing life...WV must seem pretty tame to you. You working now?
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@Fluplup (556)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I working in hospital 17 years, my first and most likely last job, and field in United State. I like my job, I have passion for medicinesns and herbs, my dream to go take classes in china about there history and aa chinese medicines. Hour hospital have the same chrimas traditions. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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• United States
5 Oct 07
I am a new LPN. Soon I will start classes to become an RN. Before this new change, I was an STNA for 25 years! Before there was such a thing as state testing. I've always worked in nursing homes. It's my passion to give great care to the elderly, who have had to move to a different kind of home than they've ever known. They deserve some happiness, when they're probably feeling gloomy.