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This is a discussion on What career did you have before nursing? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... And how long did you stay in that job? I am a retail and restaurant recruiter. I have been working...by julibyrd Dec 4, '11And how long did you stay in that job? I am a retail and restaurant recruiter. I have been working from home for the past five years. Before that, I worked in the brokerage field. But I have always wanted to be a nurse. I will be starting my very first prerequisite (Chem 1032) in January 2012. I was advised to take one class at a time. I figure it will take me from start to finish a good 3-4 years. I am 45 years old. How about you?
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- Dec 4, '11 by DutchRN09I worked as a hospital chaplain and local church pastor for 10 years. I have been an RN for 2. It took me 3 years while working FT.
- Telephone man, 25 years
Gave up work for lent in 2008, promised the almighty that I will go back when we have some conservatives in office ; 0 I aint payin taxes to this motley crew buahahahaha
- oh, starting my final semester of my ADN prog Jan '12
- Dec 4, '11 by realnursealso/LPNMom
- Dec 4, '11 by DixieRedHeadForklift driver, foundry worker, truck inspector.
RN at 45
- Dec 4, '11 by Twinmom06Licensed insurance agent...
- Dec 4, '11 by diva rnBefore I became a RN I was a Licensed and Registered Dental Hygienist. I also had gotten my Bachelors and Masters in Health Administration. I was teaching at a Community College in the Dental Hygiene program but could not get into a tenure track or full time professor...one day I was at a career fair with the head of the Nursing Dept and she said, "why don't you come on over to the nursing program, I'll sign you up..." I said, "sure"...(on a whim)...I NEVER wanted to be a nurse...well, the next thing you know I am signed up for 19 credit hours!!!! I had to take Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology over again in addition to all of the nursing courses because mine were too old...and I had just gotten a divorce...and I had a 10 year old little girl...and I had to work part time as a RDH...but I DID IT...(that was my first year of Nursing school)...it was a blurrrrrrr...but I did great (a 4.0)...so now 20 years later, here I am still schlepping away doing this stuff......
I was 40 years old...when I became a nurse...
That is why I feel like if you really want something...you do not let anything stand in your way...you just do it!!
(and I am still not sure why I became a nurse)
- Dec 4, '11 by GuttercatI was a CNA. RN at the age of 24.
I'd like to expand my career, but hey, have you seen tuitions lately? Sheesh. I'll be dead before the loans are paid off.Last edit by Guttercat on Dec 4, '11