After graduation and passing the NCLEX, I went to Officer Development School in Newport, RI and starting my career as a Navy nurse. I'm a stronger, tougher, harsher, more caring, more loving, more patient, more sincere person since I've put on my first uniform... the yellow PT shirt, shorts that drowned me, and my lovely glow-in-the-dark PT belt.
Now I'm donning maroon colored scrubs as my uniform of the day on a maternal-child-infant unit at Camp Lejeune, NC. I love my Marine and Navy patients and their families! They are truly an appreciative group to work for and nothing is as heart warming to see all the babies and babies on the way at Camp Lejeune (which there is a lot of).
I'm loving being able to travel and check out the area of NC. I'm 10 mintues from a beach and on stormy days I can smell the ocean at my house. We're already talking about where we'll head next and we're hoping to go overseas or to the west coast since my travel has always been up and down the east coast.
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