I decided family was worth more than working as a RN in 2003 after a diagnosis of MS. I only wanted to be fatigued from one thing.
I had loved our Senior Care rotation in nursing school though. I thought of all these really smart people, the people who really had made our country what it was.( Back in 1998 ).
I loved my residents at Groton, CT's "Odd Fellows Home". I have also worked in an assisted living facility in New Hampshire, during the night shift- where I was allowed to carry my infant on my back(the residents loved that!)as he was still nursing. Finally before my second child I went to work for an agency. Horrified, I continued on despite knowing that I was the only RN in the entire facility. I was working for the money. And good that I saved it too! Five months after my Baby girl was born. So most of my experience is with seniors. I am fantastic at dressing wounds and sterile fields. I still know how to chart with a pen and paper. All life is precious and valuable.