I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse - page 3

I have seen TONS of people who have said "nursing is my second, third or fourth career." As I have become more and more curious I was wanting to start a thread to see what areas and walks of life all... Read More

  1. by   nurz2be
    Quote from muffie
    plain old high school grad
    Muffie dear, There is NOTHING plain 'bout you....kisskisskiss
  2. by   LeavingTeaching4RN
    I was a MATH TEACHER prior to NS. (Jan '08)
  3. by   bigjim
    In order, my work history:

    Fruit stand attendant/warehouse worker (age 12)
    Busboy
    Cook/cash/delivery/asst. manager pizzeria
    Train painter at Lionel Trains
    Dishwasher/prep cook
    Avionics technician, U.S. Navy Reserve
    Sprinkler installer/foreman
    Cook
    Security guard
    Bouncer
    Pizza delivery guy
    Landscaper
    Medical Transcriptionist (still do this today)
    Computer installer
    Computer technician
    Systems administrator
    Computer networking instructor
    Computer programming instructor (different school)
    Medical transcriptionist (different company)
    Field tech/Operations manager, computer company
    Medical transcriptionist, yet another company
    Car salesman

    I usually have several of these jobs at a time. Currently only a medical transcriptionist while going to school
  4. by   Cherish
    I was a soldier (mechanic) in the Army before I wanted to become a nurse. Currently work at Best Buy and will start nursing school (clinicals) in January.
  5. by   TonyFl
    Kewl post...
  6. by   danissa
    Guys..whats an SAHM?
  7. by   nurz2be
    Quote from danissa
    Guys..whats an SAHM?
    I think it is a
    stay
    at
    home
    mom
  8. by   danissa
    Cheers nurz! I so could NOT work that one out!
  9. by   dmrnurse
    computer programmer for 18 years. Graduated May, 2007 and loving it so far!
  10. by   me_daffy
    I was a bartender up until 2 weeks ago. I decided it is time to leave that behind as graduation approaches...
  11. by   HappyDay
    I was a teacher - Photography and Child Development. As one person said, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire". I will graduate in 2008.
  12. by   RanieRN
    Direct care worker in a state institution for developmentally disabled adults
    Assistant manager in a group home for DD adults
    Vocational specialist for Easter Seals (accompanied and provided support to a disabled woman at her job)
    Residential worker in group home for chronic mentally ill adults
  13. by   jla623
    I was a bartender and a biology major first.

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