Honest opinions needed - page 3

by CareRx

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Hello! I am new here and I'm hoping a nurse here will be able to help me out. Some of the questions I have are not that I am considering nursing solely for the money or that at other times I am belittling the profession. When... Read More


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    If I could do it all over again I would have gone for pharmacy in a heartbeat. It'd be a mistake to leave it.
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    . To go through med school, all it takes is to be prepared for the workload and a good memory at the time of exams. They are not any brighter than say, engineers who are solving very complex problems and sending robots into other planets using Newtonian and Einstein's equations. I respect this kind of work. Physicians are not God, and many of them are down right ignorant. I thought about becoming a physician because it is the first thing one tends to think about when a family member succumbs to an illness. But being around that kind of inflated egos is not for me.
    Consider that only you can decide whether or not to have an inflated ego and belittle nurses, that the vast majority of doctors I've worked with are not the sort you describe, and that they do work that is much more in line with your sensibilities than nursing. I do not think physicians are smarter than nurses in most cases, but it is a different kind of work.
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    Ok I know this is a nursing forum so forgive the invitation to the dark side but you think about PA school? There are 2 girls in my class that were pre-pharm type undergrads but decided against it and applied/started PA school. Just another option the think of. Decent pay, new grads around 80k, no cleaning pts EVER! (after 19 yrs of wading thru GI bleeds I can say that lol), mentally stressful but not as physically demanding as nursing. Just an idea.
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    Please, please, I beg you to stick with engineering.Good luck !
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    Quote from JulieCVICURN
    Consider that only you can decide whether or not to have an inflated ego and belittle nurses, that the vast majority of doctors I've worked with are not the sort you describe, and that they do work that is much more in line with your sensibilities than nursing. I do not think physicians are smarter than nurses in most cases, but it is a different kind of work.
    I was not talking about the vast majority. I did say many of them. And, pre-meds circles are worse. Anyways, the purpose of this thread was to look for a solid career choice based on sound advice. I am probably going to stay in pharmacy, or do the engineering, and have nursing as a fall back career based on my needs. I will continue to browse these forums to learn more about your experiences in the field of nursing.
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    Honestly, I think you'd be smart to stay in engineering. I've known people with engineering degrees who are doing very well for themselves, and I think you won't have a problem putting food on the table with any of the three degrees you're looking at.
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    Yep. All my engineer friends aren't harping the same tunes that unemployed nurses are.


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