Curious of different backgrounds - page 4

I am just wondering what most of you did before this? I am a medical transcriptionist and am switching over to nursing. Do most of you already have a medical background and decided this is what you... Read More

  1. by   Cindee
    [FONT=System]Hi all! Should I really tell everyone the terrible jobs I have held? Okay...KMart, I painted motorcycle farrings, resturants, grocery stores for a long time, and my last most favorite job was for the chief of orthopedic surgery. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. I just havent made the time to do it, until now. I will be starting my pre-reqs this summer, and look out, Ive got flames on my feet!!
  2. by   Amy P
    Hi everyone. I have a degree in accounting and I'm a CPA, but I mainly stay at home with my kids now. I'll start nursing school in June!
  3. by   AlaskanRN
    Bartender, Working with multi-disabled children and frail elderly, RN

    Figure I got my psych training being a bartender, my peds and geriatrics in my next job, so I was ready to start nursing school and get a degree to go with my experience...lol
  4. by   LesJenRN
    Life Insurance....customer service....BORING................................. ........Have been a nurse for 13 years.....NOT BORING...
  5. by   RNBN2B
    Hi,
    My background is completely unrelated to nursing ... prior to entering my nursing program, I was a teacher and graduate student in history. Wanted to switch to nursing because I value what nurses do, and I didn't find my work in history very gratifying. Nursing school is definitely challenging, but I truly love it. I'm in my second clinical now (neurosciences) and will write my RN in June 2005 (I'm in an accelerated-track Bachelor's). Best of luck to you all!
  6. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from dramaluvr
    I am just wondering what most of you did before this? I am a medical transcriptionist and am switching over to nursing. Do most of you already have a medical background and decided this is what you wanted? I actually think I am crazy going back to school. My husband is in medical school and I have two kids, ages 6 and 1. I feel like this is what I am supposed to do though.

    Thanks
    Me too, I was a transcriptionist for ten years. It helps to know the terminology for nursing.
  7. by   jenrninmi
    I've worked computer information systems, accounting, laboratory clerk, purchasing, waited tables, stay-at-home-mom. Now I'm in my second semester of nursing school.

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