The year was 1989.
😁 I finished Nursing School in May, 1989.
Graduation was in June👩🎓and I started my first job 👩⚕️at Toronto East General Hospital (now the Michael Garron Hospital) in July.
I wrote my provincial exam in August to become an RN! I worked at TEGH for about 2 years, until I moved to Florida for a year while working at Broward General Medical Centre. Then I spent 2½ years at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR before moving back to Canada. I have been working at the same Home Care Agency since May 1997! 😃
The only time that I ever put on a Nurse's cap was for my Graduation photo.
Health Care Professionals work in all kinds of settings: hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, Long Term Care facilities, prisons, schools, home care. Each area has its own good and bad.
When I asked Nurses and other Health Care Professionals
“What is the scariest thing a patient ever said to you?” this is what I got. From the funny-scary to the violent-scary to the downright creepy-scary, here are a few!
I was there to do wound care. “Come sit in my lap and let me show you what you can do for me,” with his older son and friend there. I grabbed my stuff and literally ran out.
Absolutely nothing...had a 6 year old on my psych rotation. He would follow me down the hall and hide behind doors watching me through the crack. Scared the crap out of me!
“I see you driving your car and I don't want to ruin my probation.”
“Listen to that beautiful music, it’s like angels singing.” Coded and died fifteen min later.
“Thank you for helping me get off.”