This site contains the highly fictionalized ramblings of a raconteur looking for a place in the medical world. The vignettes presented are cobbled together from various and sundry places.  Any resemblance to actual people, places, or events is purely coincidental.

And, I like to photograph things in lieu of words some days.

1. a portmanteau of the words nosocomial and mania meaning to have an excessive desire to work in a hospital or hospital setting.
2. the blog you are reading; a journey of being an R.N.
3.  a place for photos of the world around the nosokomaniac


1. The writer of this blog.
2. Aquarius.
3. Greek-American.
4. Sphynx Owner.
5. Chicagoan. 
6. Photographer.
7. Former Dj.
8. Writer.
9. Former Unit Clerk.
10. Registered Nurse.

I’ve changed careers from bytes to bedpans.  Am I crazy?  You decide.

Why did I change careers? Well, corporate America laid me off in October of 2009. But the answer is a bit deeper than that. Stick around and the tale of this career change will unwind on these very pages.

If none of that satisfies, check out my former blog archived here to peer inside my life.