did you become the nurse you thought that you wanted to be? - page 3

by K+MgSO4 4,293 Views | 24 Comments

I always smile when I read about student nurses or those interested in nursing state unequivocally that they want to be an ICU nurse or an ER nurse or a peads nurse. I myself thought I wanted to be a midwife (L + D) (I am... Read More


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    yes. I wanted to be a FNP and I am.
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    I went into nursing with the intent to work in the ER. Got my lvn first and did LTC and med/surg. Then during my RN critical care rotation I became really interested in ICU nursing. I'm now set to to start in the ER in a few weeks, and I really feel like its where I should be. Crazy how things work out. We'll see where this nursing thing takes me. I'm in my mid twenties, so I'm sure ICU is in my future.
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    I started off nursing school with the idea I would go into L&D and eventually become a midwife. I enjoyed that rotation but I wasn't as thrilled about it as I thought I would be. After graduating I couldn't find a job and ended up in LTC. I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would (besides the nurse patient ratios). I really liked geriatrics but I just couldn't handle working there anymore. Now I work in sub-acute rehab and really like it. I don't know if I want to do this forever but I'm enjoying it now.
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    In a word, yes. I secured what I considered to be my "dream" job as a new graduate. It was the only job I applied for and I accepted it without hesitation. Now, after nearly 5 years, I dread going there every day and am beginning to think that this ship has sailed and it's time to move on...
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    its all about money, and the 'system' saving their beaucrats. I worked with a lot of shrinks back then, and they all told me the same. Ours was a govt run hospital. Some left because of the beaucrats making life hell. I got out! too much stress, but still love psych nursing/med surg.


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