My name is Allyson, but most call me Ally. I'm live 30 min south of Boston ,and I'm going to be 25 in June. I come from a long line of nurses on both my mother and father's sides so I guess nursing is in my blood. I graduated LPN school in 2011, and am now about to finish my first semester in an LPN-RN ASN program. My first LPN job was exactly what I wanted to do, working in a House of Correction. I did the CNA thing to get through LPN school, but after being a CNA, I knew the nursing home setting wasn't for me. I wish I could have stayed at the HoC, but the nurses were very catty, and the practices were very unprofessional, and I felt as though my license might be jeopardized. I then found a great job as an LPN at an Adult Day Habilitation center for people with Developmental disabilities which has the perfect hours for me to get through school. No nights, no weekends, no holidays, who could ask for more? I mean, I did take a pretty serious hit in the pay department, but I've been managing just fine. Will be nice to see my paychecks double when I become an RN lol
I'm very excited to be a part of this new community and can't wait to hear about other nurses' experiences and advice.
As for TV shows, with school and work, it's hard to find time to myself. However, I am VERY addicted to Once Upon a Time (HUGE Disney/Fairy tale fan), Game of Thrones, and True Blood. I also like Orange is the New Black on Netflix.