Just applied for a PA program

  1. I like nursing, but I know it's not something I want to do forever. The part that I hate about nursing is the politics, and also for the most part I find most nurses (mainly female nurses) to be the most vindictive, whiny, complaining people on the face of this earth. I believe it's b/c they are burned out and miserable. Sorry, work is my home away from home, I can't imagine dealing with this for the next 40 years that I have to work.

    So yea, I applied for a PA program. When I'm done I plan on working at a clinic, usually under one doctor. The PA's I have talked to, 2 of them are former nurses, tell me that it is a different world.

    Wish me luck with getting accepted. I have a plan if I am. I will work agency one day/week, probably Saturdays, for 12 hours. That monthly income should cover my car and insurance, plus a little more (agency pays very well). The rest of my expenses will be paid via Student loans. I will be moving back home, so at least I won't have rent, but I plan on chipping in for utilities and my own groeceris, etc, etc.
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   smilin_gp
    Sorry that you had that experience with nursing, but good luck on the PA application!
  4. by   Aaron-RN
    J/W Why not apply for a NP program, rather than a PA program? This way, in most states you can run your own clinic, rather than work under a physician.
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Best wishes to you!
  6. by   following_faith
    Good for you! Being a PA is going to be great! I'm sure you won't regret it!
  7. by   Judee Smudee
    Sounds like you have a plan. If there is one thing that life has taught me is that a person with a plan is a person who will get results.
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    I would wish you luck but I'm too much of a vindictive whiny complaining burned out miserable female!
  9. by   raindrop
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    I would wish you luck but I'm too much of a vindictive whiny complaining burned out miserable female!
    I'm sorry to hear that.

    Sorry, but please try to keep within the TOS of this website. If you do not have anything nice to say, then don't say it, or report it using the little red traingle located to the lower left.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jan 3, '06
  10. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from raindrop
    I'm sorry to hear that. .



    Dear,

    you have some serious issues.


    Perhaps I will wish you luck after all because evidently you need it.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 3, '06 : Reason: quoted a post that violated TOS
  11. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Good Luck in your PA program.
  12. by   raindrop
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Good Luck in your PA program.
    Thanks,Once I get accepted I may change my name to PASomeday
  13. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from raindrop
    Thanks,Once I get accepted I may change my name to PASomeday
  14. by   mollysn
    To PASomeday- it does have a ring to it one of the wonderful things about nursing is that it can take you anywhere- even to PA school. I'm sure you will be a great PA!!!

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