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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing?
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Last, First Name: Walker, Frances E.,
License degrees: LPN, IV
City: Estes Park
State: CO
What kind of nursing do you do?: Office, Family Practice, Urgent Care. I also am trained in Bone
Densitometry, minor surgery and flex sigmoidoscopy assist.

How did you hear about the Nurse Friendly?: just surfed on in looking for information about OK
What is your favorite Search Engine?: Infoseek
What nursing-related topics have you looked for lately on the web?: jobs in Oklahoma
Marital Status: divorced
Nationality: Irish/German
How many years have you been practicing as a nurse: 13

Professional organizations you belong to: American Association of Office Nurses (AAON)
Would you recommend the field?: If you have compassion and a love for your fellow human...become a nurse.
Employment changes in career?: 3 times
Reason for the change?: Dissatisfaction the first time then relocation the other two.
If you lost your job tomorrow, how easily do you feel you find new employment?: Easily
In how many years, would you like to retire?: 10-12
Have you started any type of retirement fund?: Yes
Would this travel: yes

What Certified Nurse or Patient Educational Materials Would You Like to See on the Internet?: More information on Office nursing, and the importance of LPN's
School you attend (if applicable): TriCounty Tech in Bartlesville, OK  1986
Where do you work?: Family Practice/Urgent Care Clinic in a rural area of Colorado
Do you feel having your own a malpractice insurance policy is necessary, why or why not?: Yes, but at present am covered with my employer. This will change when I move.

Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Insurance running the show. I am in charge of referrals and precertifications in our office. I battle insurance companies daily, attempting to get the best care for our patients. It's often a no win situation, but I am like a pit bull....I don't give up until I am forced to. I have to admit that there are a few insurance companies out there who are more realistic...but darned few.

Have you ever considered leaving the profession? If yes, what options have you explored?: (grin) I'd like to go to work at a medical insurance company and see what makes some of them so obnoxious.
What attracted you to the field of Nursing?: I had a one armed boy doll as a child. I was always trying to heal him. I love people and helping them.
Favorite TV show and musical artists: ER, Simon and Garfunkel, REO Speedwagon, and John Denver. I also love country music
Favorite food: Grilled salmon
Personal or favorite Quote: "Life is messy"  from the movie Parenthood
Qualities you admire in your friends/loved ones: honesty and caring

Pet Peeves: Liars, and thieves. Also those creeps who send Porno on the internet disguised as a letter from a friend.
Major turn-offs: cyber sex
Hobbies and activities you enjoy outside of work: reading, the computer and seeing new sights
Pets, favorite vacation spots: Minka, my daughters pit bull who thinks she's a poodle. I love St. Thomas, USVI
Other areas of interest and expertise: sewing, crafts of all sorts, learning about new medical information

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