Quote from Ch0c0l4t3
Hi all, I graduated my BSN last may. I am studying for my NCLEX exam right now... but suddenly I have a HUGE feeling inside of me... I imagined myself becoming a heart surgeon. can U believe that? after all the torture that I had in Nursing program.. now what? When I imagined myself stitching someone's heart, my hands moved by itself.. just like when u r stitching something. it's so weird. I had a thought of becoming a doctor long time ago when I first graduated from high school. I didnt do it because it takes 8 years to graduate. Um, I am sure at least I have to work as a nurse first to pay back my tuition. I am 28 now.. do u think it's too late? when I become a doctor I probably hit to 37-38 if I dont get pregnant & etc. Is it really hard to become a doctor? or should I just be a NP,which takes only an extra 2 more years? but I cant be a heart surgeon. I like arts... surgeon is an art too.. HELP me to decide, pliz...
Are you serious? You are asking if "it's really hard to become a doctor" right after saying you think you should be a heart surgeon
? After picking through the text-message-like sentences you posted, I'm left wondering....do you want to be a nurse, or a doctor? Do you want to be an advanced practice nurse (NP) or a surgeon? Do you recognize the vast differences between them? You do recognize that nurses aren't nurses because they preferred four years to eight, right? What does liking the arts have to do with any of it?
At this point in time, you would need to complete all the pre-med courses needed to be accepted to medical school. Three years of med school. Then three more years of residency, years as a surgical resident, internships....all before anyone would let you near a heart surgery.
If you like the arts, be an artist, not a heart surgeon. Take up sewing pillowcases if you feel the need. Sorry, but this whole train of thought puzzles me.