What would you tell to your younger self? - page 7

by jtoms | 8,942 Views | 73 Comments

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. I volunteer at a local... Read More


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    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.
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    Quote from whichone'spink
    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.
    What's Bs?
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    Quote from jtoms

    What's Bs?
    Bull sh*t (poo poo)
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    1) 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.
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    Nothing. 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.
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    I'm smart enough, good enough and I should go for it. Believe in ur abilities more. Oh and don't date that guy Cory bc ur wasting ur time- lol
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    That instead of taking Printing Occupations in high school for ROP I should have taken the LVN program. I could kick myself in the rear every time I think about it.
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    One of my big concerns is the tuition fee, and since it's been going up this past 3 years. What are some of ur tips to make some sideline money or how to manage your money right at my stage?
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    Work as a CNA for the experience AND to learn the realities of healthcare. Preferably in a hospital. As far as learning the realities of healthcare, this site is a great site to learn from others' experiences. I was HUGE on research before going into Nursing, trying to learn exactly what I'm getting myself into. I wasn't aware if this site til far into my schooling however, and was in the shock of my life right before graduating learning there a few few jobs for new grads with no experience. You could handle an interview great with CNA experience. Other realities of nursing I was clueless on: poor staffing (nurse and CNA to patient ratios) lack of management support, gossipy nature of work environments. So my advice to my younger self, learn coping skills and practice them every chance you get, because life is going to throw curve balls, but with coping skills and SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE in your life, you can handle it and be a great nurse.Also, this is is HUGE. Burn no bridges. You're the only one that will come back to haunt. Well, you and your family.
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    19 year old Flo,
    Enroll in nursing school, break up with that horrible guy, and start exercising. Stop counting on that metabolism!


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