OR nursing including a supervisory level; I began an early version of a peri-operative nursing program at a large Philadelphia hospital. I spent years as a Labor & Delivery nurse back home in Maine, where I still live. I began school nursing in 1985 in a small rural town in Maine. I built the program up from an 1/5 FTE covering 2 schools and ~500 students to a 75% FTE. Besides being a regularly hired employee of a school district, I have worked as an outside contractor in 3 small rural towns and also as placed by an agency.
Favorite Thing About My Profession:
I have had three specialities and have loved all three. There are so many opportunities in nursing that almost every nurse can find something they can enjoy. And in a place where (s)he wants to live. We are such a diverse group, yet we usually get along well with each other.
I don't believe in labeling myself along racial lines, I am human and so are all my students and patients. I believe we don't inherit the earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children and try to act accordingly as much as possible