Following in the footsteps.......

  1. My 16-year-old daughter decided last year that she wants to go to nursing school and get her RN. *preen* She turns 17 in two weeks and we are getting her a stethoscope and a Taber's (the Taber's was her request) for her birthday. I am almost embarrassed at the amount of self-satisfied pride I have that my little girl wants to be like me! Is any other nurse here the child of a nurse, or do you have a child who is/will be one?
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  3. by   banditrn
    Tazzi - one of my son's became a nurse, and worked for several years - then became totally burned out, left the profession and went back to school to become a tool & die maker.
    He didn't even keep his license up cause he says there is NO way he'd ever go back into it - EVER! I totally understand why he did it, too.

    Another son was interested, but I told him to think VERY hard about it, and maybe look into other medical areas.

    It's not nursing I'm against - it's what it is becoming. Nope, at this time I would discourage anyone I cared about from becoming a nurse.
  4. by   JBudd
    When she was small, my oldest was going to be a nurse just like me. Then she followed my for a few hours on two different evenings in the ER, put an end to that! :roll :roll
  5. by   XB9S
    My grandmother and grandfather were both nurses in the military, my mother and 2 sisters are all nurses. I love being a nurse but with the current climate in healthcare within the UK I would want my daughter to think long and hard before becoming a nurse, I wouldn't discourage her but would make sure she knew exactly what she was getting into.
  6. by   TazziRN
    The only thing my daughter knew about nursing is what she heard me talk about, so when she said she wants to be a nurse I wanted to make sure she knew what she's getting into. I got permission from my manager and HR for her to shadow me in the ER. She's done that quite a few times and loves what she sees and is even more determined.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    The only thing my daughter knew about nursing is what she heard me talk about, so when she said she wants to be a nurse I wanted to make sure she knew what she's getting into. I got permission from my manager and HR for her to shadow me in the ER. She's done that quite a few times and loves what she sees and is even more determined.
    So far, none of my kids are even remotely interested. My 17 year old daughter wants to be an actress. My oldest (23) is in college - initially to be a history teacher and now is looking at engineering. My second son (21) works in the woods and is thinking real estate now.

    My 5 year old loves to come to the hospital to see me so there is hope there.

    I'm glad your daughter is so excited about something so early.

    steph
  8. by   BlueEyedRN
    My mom was a nurse and she was my hero! My dad was a police officer and he was my hero too! So I decided to become an accountant. Four years later, I realized that I needed something much more fulfilling. I did some soul searching and I remembered back to when I was growing up. People were always coming over to our house for help (we lived 30 minutes from the nearest hospital). She was called to neighbor's houses for help because the ambulance was so far away. She absolutely was a hero and her presence in the community meant the world to so many people. So I went back to school and now I can be a hero too! My little brother actually become a nurse as well.

    Here's a big thank you to all the nurse mommies out there. Sorry if us kids were slow to realize what a difference you make in the world, but we get smart eventually. THANK YOU!!

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