What would you tell to your younger self? - page 5
Hi guys, I'm 19 years old currently taking prerequisites courses for the adn program in a community college, I'm developing a big passion towards taking care of patients in and out of the hospital.... Read More
0Dec 20, '12 by RNperdiemMake a big effort to keep in touch with your old friends. Real friends are harder to make and keep once your student days are over.
0Dec 20, '12 by ThePrincessBride, BSN, RNQuote from CT PixieGreat advice. I had a horrible breakup that made me attempt suicide (yikes). I wish I had someone like you to tell me this word of advice.Forget him...he's not worth your tears and the breakup will derail your life's plan of going to nursing school by 20 years! You will survive, you WILL meet someone so much better and deserving of all the love you have to give, and he will have Karma pay him a visit or how horribly he treated you and others. You just need to sit back and wait for it to happen. (and it will and DOES happen!)
Education is key! Stay in school. Socializing should take 2nd priority not 1st! Don't let the normal life issues stop you from obtaining your education. School first, marriage and babies after. (and preferably in that order
And finally, even though 'you' (aka my younger self) won't listen to this advice, the decisions you make will lead a delay in obtaining your dream of becoming a nurse, but it will also lead you to the love of your life and future husband and 2 healthy happy children.
Wishing the OP the best.
Btw, may I ask how old were you when you met your husband? I'm going to be twenty-two next year and I feel my ovaries wrinkling up.
0Dec 20, '12 by nurseprnRNQuote from MomRN0913I would have listened to my parents and married rich.
If you marry for money you'll certainly earn it.
Two can live as cheaply as one...but only half as well.
Stay far, far away from narcissists.
When you make love with someone you love and find yourself losing the barrier between your partner and yourself as you two become one...it's not romantic, it's a good way to lose yourself, and can foretell problems down the road. But when you find yourself making love with someone that loves you and feeling more like yourself than ever before, THAT's the one you marry.
0Dec 21, '12 by jtomsI'd like to thank k everybody for sharing their experiences and thoughts towards this topic, it means a lot to me and to other pre nursing students. My current plans right now is to take finish my adn program in a community college, and after I hopefully pass the NCLEX, go to my dream school UCLA for BSN degree. Lots of things can change from there, but there's lots of work to be done, and I'm up for it
0Dec 21, '12 by jtomsFrom what I've noticed and heard, one of the predominant advices is in regards of finance. I firmly believe that too, as of right now I'm not really spending anything so I'm okay. But since the rising amounts of tuition fee of the nursing program (books and expenses) I think I should start looking for scholarships and organizations that might help
0Dec 21, '12 by rnlatelyQuote from Julesmama28Yeah that part!!!Focus on school! Get the best grades possible and don't get all wrapped up in boys and your social life. Later on, when you have your degree you can have time for all that.
0Dec 21, '12 by ButterfliesnrosesStay in that little apartment for longer. You can't beat $125/mo rent. While you are getting that dirt cheap rent, pay off your car and save, save, save. Avoid credit cards. Don't rent the house next to your husbands best friend. It will need a ton of repairs
Go ahead and marry your boyfriend earlier...you can get a break on financial aid and at 27 you will still be going strong. Go ahead and get your RN as soon as possible. At 21 you will find yourself pregnant. Then you can think about getting that house you wanted. Because it really sucks not having a washer and dryer with a baby.
Work as much as possible before kids. After kids spend as much time as possible with her, and working the minimum. The years fly by.
0Dec 21, '12 by jadelpn, LPN, EMT-B GuideSlow down, you move too fast. Think about what you are doing. Pay attention. Everything comes in time. Savor every little moment, as those are the happy and joyful memories that will make you chuckle when you are older.
1Dec 22, '12 by whichone'spinkYou're smart enough, your grades are pretty good, you love biology, so just get your biology degree and work on getting into med school. Nursing is great, and the world needs more smart nurses, but it's not worth it. Nurses are responsible for a lot more, and they get paid far less than a doctor does. If you're going to take a lot of BS, at least you should be compensated well for it.
0Jan 3, '13 by jtomsQuote from whichone'spinkWhat's Bs?You're smart enough, your grades are pretty good, you love biology, so just get your biology degree and work on getting into med school. Nursing is great, and the world needs more smart nurses, but it's not worth it. Nurses are responsible for a lot more, and they get paid far less than a doctor does. If you're going to take a lot of BS, at least you should be compensated well for it.
0Jan 3, '13 by 1pinknurse1) don't get married young.
2) follow your heart. I knew at 18 that I was born to be a nurse but it took me 22 yrs to put me 1st.
3) be kind to yourself, forgive yourself & love yourself.
4) you can do anything you put your mind too.
0Jan 3, '13 by That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-BNothing. I am where I am because of the decisions or lack thereof I made when I was 19. Had I not done what I did, my life would be very very different at this time.