Need help..don't know if i should continue nursing - page 4

I am doing my pre-reqs for nursing in a ASN program at a county college. I have done research on rn, pa, and cls. I am in school full time with a 4.0 gpa and I work as a certified clinical medical... Read More

  1. by   sweetpumpernickel
    Quote from xtxrn
    There are really lousy people in every profession- whether it be merely irritating, or just plain stupid.

    Not liking stress is a problem. Nursing is a boatload of stress.

    You don't just lose your license- it takes some work......this isn't directed at you, but I get so SICK of hearing about the license fairies that lurk over nurses to yank their licenses if they fart wrong. You have to do something REALLY bad (drug diversion- and fail the board's programs to help a person KEEP their license, kill someone on purpose (Andrea Yates- who drowned her 5 kids- it took about a year before someone pulled her license- came out in the BON newsletter).

    Med school is its own pile of horse apples. Is there a career counselor at your school? They have compatibility questionnaires/tests to help find jobs that are suited to people's personalities and interests.... don't rely on a bunch of strangers Good luck
    I actually have spoken to a career counselor and she gave me the oh yeah do nursing it is the best can do anything..blah..if you want try lpn first (which would take me long as rn b/c of the lpn waiting list). I was asking on this site to get outside perspectives b/c i hit a wall. I honestly don't know what nursing is like. I have an idea but but it might be bias based on the preconcieve notion of nursing. Of course when it comes down to it i will be the one to make the decision. I just don't want to be like, if i would have known this and this i would of went a different route. & thanks for replying
  2. by   Merlyn
    I told you before, become a scientist. At least you have a chance to use your brains. Don't have to fear having some one that has the brains of a small turnip telling what to do. Don't have to end up with back problems when you reach my age. In my life I have cared for some scienists from Princeton. I think you would fit right in with your drive and intelligence. But for your wanting to help, I don't know. the Lakota have a way to find out their life path.
    They go on a vision quest. They get away from things and people for a while. They fast and pray. I'm not saying go to South Dakota find a whole and craw into it. Just get away-alone and think. Don't worry to much with time and age. When your path is revealed to you then you can act. At 64, I'm suppose to be thinking of which nursing home I'm going into. But I'm stating on my first book, continue to horse ride every day, nurse and I play a pretty go game of Chess. The right thing will come. It's what you really want to do, not what anyone else wants you to do. If you don't like my advice, Oh well I am from a different time and space. Good luck what ever path you go.