Sonja Cox Mento
Number of Children 1 Grand Children 1 Great Grand Children
I am a RN that works for a large home health service. They have a travel division and I go where they have an opening that I think I may like. I have been traveling for the past 9 years and have really had a great time, seen some interesting places, met some really cool people. And along the road, I have developed some really good nursing skills. I have been a nurse since 1967....a really long time!
Military Service (Branch/Date/Locations/The Good/The Bad)
I was a nurse in the army from 1967 to 1972. I served at Ft Sam, Ft Sill, Ft Devens, and the army hospital in Nurnberg, Germany.
Traveling, the arts, theater. Keeping up with friends
Most significant thing in my life between 1965 and 1970
Deciding to go into the military. I was very young and had never been any place. After school, it just seemed the most logical thing to do to get some nursing skills, see the US and world. Little did I know what and where I would end up. My life changed forever. I do not regret this time of my life.
Best job I ever had (or place of residence) and why
The best job I have had was working in the Psych ER at Parkland some 12 years ago. I had been in Psych forever and I think that the excitement and trying to figure out what was going on with the patients was interesting. I worked with a team that was unbeatable. I learned a lot about management and how fragile peoples lives are.
Worst job I ever had (or place of residence) and what I learned from it
Working at the state hospital as a traveling nurse in VT. I had no clue who the patient was-the staff or the patients! I left 10 days after I got there. I learned that you don't have to be part of the insanity-they already had enough players!
Ready to retire - or more dragons to slay