Doctor in your next life? - page 3

Just curious - to all the RN's, NP's, CNS's, etc. out there..... If you had to do it all over again, would you have became a doctor instead? Keep in mind all factors to consider: malpractice... Read More

  1. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from stsdoc
    How long have these staff nurses been working there? Thirty years? FP docs will start out (no matter where they are) at over $100,000/yr. and it usually goes up from there.
    ohhh (evil laugh) I can't wait until you see what it's really like. $100,000 - Malpractice - other types of insurance - student loans = And nurses do make a nice living with *just*undergrad degrees despite what you may have heard.

    And no, I love nursing, would never work in any other career (except maybe stealthy army ranger/Indiana Jones type...wait can women do that now? )
  2. by   tmiller027
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    (except maybe stealthy army ranger/Indiana Jones type...wait can women do that now? )
    I think thats another thread, next to "Male L&D Nurses" is "Female Army Ranger/Archeological Adventurers" LOL
  3. by   DG5
    My dad and my older brother (a GP and the latter a surgeon) both encouraged me to start pre med after highschool but I didn't feel I had enough confidence then to do it so I chose nursing. Looking back, I think I could have made a good doctor and have often thought about it. Even knowing now what I do, I still think I should have gone for it. Nursing is a fine profession, though.
  4. by   Dayray
    I have thought about it but I so much prefer the nursing modle of care to the medical aproach. So mabey an NP or CNM but not a MD.

    I go to an NP even though I have insurance and even though The doctor is listed and my promary care. NP's are so holistic in their approach I just prefer that.
  5. by   nursebedlam
    yes, sure would,,, Dr Bedlam hummm
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from ksfrn66
    ......... I think the nurses have a much bigger impact on the patient than docs...
    I agree! :angel2:


    I didn't start my nursing education until I was in my late twenties.

    In my next life, I would like to start at 18, and become a pathologist.
  7. by   Berta
    Heck, it took me this long to decide to go back to school to get my RN. I can't make a decision about my next life quite yet.

    But seriously, I always wanted to be a MD. What I do know is that in my next life, I will go to college right out of high school. I will not listen to anyone who says I can't do something.
  8. by   gypsyatheart
    No...if I had wanted to be a doc, I would've gone to med school in this life!
  9. by   bluesky
    Yuppers. Going to take a year or two to relax, take the MCATS and just do it. I want to volunteer with organizations like Doctors Without Borders and ICRC.
  10. by   PennyLane
    Overall, no, but every once in a while I get this little voice saying, why aren't you in med school?? Then I think of 4 more years of school, then residency, internship, not to mention the one year post-bac program I'd need to fulfill my pre-reqs. Plus I love my garden, my pets (looks like 4 now since I found that stray kitten), and my boyfriend. I'm looking forward to working 3 12s when I get out and being able to switch specialties if I want.
  11. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from tmiller027
    I think thats another thread, next to "Male L&D Nurses" is "Female Army Ranger/Archeological Adventurers" LOL

  12. by   FROGGYLEGS
    NO. I wouldn't be a doctor, unless it was a veterinarian.
    I really don't think I'd be a nurse either.
  13. by   Chrislynn2003
    No way! Too much responsibility, time, and my loans would not be worth it. I make a great living now, have a M-F job, occasional Saturday's, and if I want to make more money I can always take more call.

    Christine

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