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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

THERE ARE NURSE FLOATS AND THERE ARE FLOAT NURSES

 Did you see the Nurse Float in the Rose Bowl Parade. I was proud.  
I am approaching my 30th anniversary of being a nurse and working as a nurse.  So here is my big news for 2013......after one more night shift, This Saturday, I am done with nights. 
In addition to Nurse Floats, there are Float Nurses. I am becoming a Float nurse on Sunday.  This mean I will have tremendous flexibility with my scheduling.  I will FLOAT between intensive baby care, Newborn baby care and Pediatric baby care.
It will be different for me.  It won't feel comfortable for a bit. 
I have given it much thought. 
Fireman is all for it, which is hugely helpful. 

So there you have it.  Nurse Floats and Float Nurses. 
And to celebrate we'll have a contest ...
AFTER Saturday nights last night shift.  

Happy New Work Year to ME

12 comments:

SissySees said...

Love that float!! I'm so, SO happy for you! You'll get used to it. Several of my friends work PRN, which I'm guessing is UVA's float nurse, and they love it.

Very happy, floating New Year to you and the fireman.

Araignee said...

Congratulations! My sister is a nurse so I know how hard you work and how much your family has to sacrifice so you can be where you need to be. Here's hoping your transition is a smooth one. Good luck!

Dee said...

Won't it be nice to have daytime hours. Congrats on the new assignment.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the change. Not working nights has to be a huge change.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your new position - you are going to enjoy the regular hours and the daily challenges. Your body is going to love getting the rest it needs at night. I am happy for you!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy, Happy New Year!! Enjoy floating along in 2013!! blessings ~ tanna

Katherine said...

Congratulations!! Nurses deserve the best of everything! You might be like a fish out of water for a while but I'm hoping you love it from the first and it will be an easy change.

Donna Boucher said...

I love nurses. Very much.
I love kathyb.

KathyTNY said...

I love that float! Just lovely! Love those darling owls!

I love nurses too. They are right up there in my book with soldiers!!!! I am serious!

Kathy

Mereknits said...

Good for you making the move, I love that you will be on some sort of regular sleep schedule, Hugs to you,
Meredith

Laura said...

Congratulations! I love nurses for the care they give and for the good people they are. Happy New Year!

gMarie said...

Congratulations! Great news. I missed the parade completely. Nice that you'll get to float and still work with the babies.

Log Cabins. I haven't knit one, but I have done some modular knitting where I picked up along an edge and created stitches. Best advice I have - make sure your needles are long enough - you'll need circulars and pick up the same way every time. :) g

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