my dream job seems impossible to get - page 3

by such_sweet_sorrow

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Hi all who will listen! I have literally made myself sick with anxiety over this. After graduating with a non-nursing degree, I worked for a year and realized that what I really want is to work with women, babies, and... Read More


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    Quote from grntea
    you're gonna be 35 anyway. do you want to be 35 having done what you needed to do to get where you wanted to be, or not?


    i love that. i am 36 whether i like it or not. i can be 40 and maybe be an rn or i can just be 40. i would rather have a career by the time i am 40 than the job i have now.
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    Thank ya'll! I read through everyone's posts and I would totally respond to each if I knew a reasonable way to do so. I want to be able to see women throughout their reproductive years and beyond, and I want to be able to do it all. After thinking a long while, I decided to just breathe through this anxiety and go for it. I have other goals in there too, and now I'm just ready to start taking action!

    Thanks, ya'll!!
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    Quote from such_sweet_sorrow
    Hi all who will listen!

    I have literally made myself sick with anxiety over this. After graduating with a non-nursing degree, I worked for a year and realized that what I really want is to work with women, babies, and children. I want to be a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwife. I am already almost 24 years old and by the time I reached this goal, I would be what - 35? If that young, indeed. But that's not really what concerns me. It seems that everyone I talk to about nursing is wanting to be a NP, so would that mean that by the time I'm done - we'll all have NPs and be staff nurses anyway? Isn't this a valid concern. I want to reach my goal so badly, but it all seems so impossible.
    A few things to consider:
    1. do you want to be a CPM or a CNM? as they are different routes Also - many CNM's see women in their reproductive years when not pregnant just for their well women care - but to be an actual Women's Health NP is a different degree than a Midwifery degree.
    2. 35 is not old at all - if it is i should just stop my BSN program now as that is how old I'll be when i finish that and I do plan to apply back to become a CNM.
    3. many people do not become NP's - they become master levels, but not NP's.
    4. if you are willing to give up so easily than maybe this is not really your heart's desire? There are many ways to work with women, babies and children w/o being a midwife.
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    Wow you're old at 24, lol.

    I graduated last year from my BSN. I'll be 38 in the fall. You have LOTS of time to accomplish your goals.
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    Quote from such_sweet_sorrow
    Hi all who will listen!

    I have literally made myself sick with anxiety over this. After graduating with a non-nursing degree, I worked for a year and realized that what I really want is to work with women, babies, and children. I want to be a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwife. I am already almost 24 years old and by the time I reached this goal, I would be what - 35? If that young, indeed. But that's not really what concerns me. It seems that everyone I talk to about nursing is wanting to be a NP, so would that mean that by the time I'm done - we'll all have NPs and be staff nurses anyway? Isn't this a valid concern. I want to reach my goal so badly, but it all seems so impossible.
    Im a filipina currently residing in arkansas.Like you,i felt that way too,Im RN in my country but my first job here in USA was a dietary aide.I didn't ashamed about that in fact,i am very proud because i've tested my self on how versatile i am.But to make a story short i was transferred to nursing department and working as a CNA.Even the company knows that i am a nurse in my country they still suggested that i should take a certified nursing examination in order for me to work as CNA.Fortunately i did took the exam and passed it.Now i am working for more than 1 year as a CNA and preparing to take a step to take my NCLEX-RN exam.

    Life in foreign country isn't easy.You need to adjust,you will become a strong person.A independent woman which you will find your self more stronger than you think of.

    I would say in your situation,in education there is no adult nor young.If you are courage to pursue what are your dreams are,reach it make it come true.You might face a lot of trials but think that it is only a challenge for you how much you are dedicated in your goal.

    GOd bless to you and GOD may guide you


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