What did you do before starting Nursing School? - page 2

Hello all! I am starting nursing school in January as im sure many more of you are and I was just wondering what it was that everyone did before they started nursing school. Im thinking about... Read More

  1. by   chrisg0705
    Accountant. If I were you I would take that month off. You will be glad you did, once nursing school starts you'll be reading 400-500 pages a week!

    Chris
  2. by   MMARN
    I will be starting nursing school in January and let me tell you all, I WILL BE AS LAZY AS I'VE EVER BEEN!!! That was the advice my program manager gave us, so I will take it to heart. I work in a theme park and I will work, but I will not kill myself or stress myself more than I know I will be come January. My advice to you, be L-A-Z-Y!!!
  3. by   rn in 3 years
    I start my pre-req's January 18th and I am quitting my job on Dec 30th. Right now I work in insurance and let me tell you.....INSURANCE IS BORING!!!! There I said it. I can't wait to not be sitting on my Butt for 9 hours every day because it just keeps getting bigger that way!
  4. by   JessLpn14
    I worked in a Consignment shop!
  5. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I worked at Wal Mart for 5 years and I quit after I was accepted into nursing school. I am working as a Nurse Aide now. I took a big paycut, but it was worth it. I could have never learned about patient care at Wal Mart. If I could have afford it to stay home while in school, I would do it.
  6. by   CV_LVN
    I worked as an assistant manager at blockbuster for a year before nursing school and stayed working one to two days a week while I went to nursing school.
  7. by   NicInNC
    I was (and still am) a Domestic Engineer. lol

    I was working part time at Bath and Body Works before starting school. I quit my part time job because school was so stressful for me.
  8. by   loriangel14
    I worked as a groom/assist. trainer at a racetrack, worked in an equestrian supply shop, worked as a chefs assistant and now I am a caretaker at a school plus I do homecare and am going to school at night.
  9. by   anonrnsocal
    Quote from Nathalie
    just wondering what it was that everyone did before they started nursing school.
    Right before? Or years before? Lemme see. Graduated high school, graduated college, became a single mom, became a stripper, became a dominatrix, became a massage therapist, then got married/had more kids, then started nursing school, worked as a CNA, worked as a nurse extern, now an RN. In that order.

    My background really helped as far as being a nurse. I've seen it all.
  10. by   RazorbackRN
    Quote from anonrnsocal
    Right before? Or years before? Lemme see. Graduated high school, graduated college, became a single mom, became a stripper, became a dominatrix, became a massage therapist, then got married/had more kids, then started nursing school, worked as a CNA, worked as a nurse extern, now an RN. In that order.

    My background really helped as far as being a nurse. I've seen it all.
    Hmmm...what did I do prior to nursing school??
    Oh, I remember, I lead a NORMAL life!!
  11. by   OUBobcat94
    I was a Certified Athletic Trainer (Sports Medicine/Sports Rehab) then a stay at home mom for 4 years. Now I am in semester 3 of a 4 semester ADN program. Right now I am a CNA on a Rehab floor and I work 2 shifts a month. I also work 1 night a week as a hostess at a local restaurant. Even that is too much sometimes, but somehow I manage.

    Good luck with school.

    -Bobcat
  12. by   Bicycleboy
    Quote from Nathalie
    Did anyone take some time off before starting to relax or am I the only lazy one?
    I quit my job in mid July and did not start school 'till September. I had to move to a different town, but after the move I was very lazy and just enjoyed my time off. I told myself I will not take a paying job unless I have the initials R.N. after my name.
  13. by   Annor
    Quote from Nathalie
    Hello all!
    I am starting nursing school in January as im sure many more of you are and I was just wondering what it was that everyone did before they started nursing school. Im thinking about quitting my job at the beginning og December so I could relax a bit and enjoy my "last" month. I was also thinking about taking some of that time to review some anatomy and read a book that I bought called studying tips for beginning nursing students....i think thats what it called. So anyways what did you all do?

    I had a bussiness out of my home...I did nails

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