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July 25, 2016, 1:31 pm

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  • Orientation: You’re the first to get up and the last to sit down.
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Orientation is supposed to be the time when you put your best foot forward; a time for making a good first impression.

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Orientation is not that time.

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July 25, 2016, 8:51 pm

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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