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This is a discussion on Debating on 2 year nursing degree in General Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I am debating on taking up a two year degree in nursing. I already have almost two and a half years...by MEBz045 Sep 23, '12I am debating on taking up a two year degree in nursing. I already have almost two and a half years of being an STNA and recently got my NREMT-Basic. During my emt clincials, I liked working in the ER. I also like working and traveling as an agency aid, but hate aid work. Especially in a nursing home. I want to take up nursing so I could challege the paramedic exam and have the ability to work anywhere I want. I wanted to take up a two year RT class but it is not offered at my local two year college. I also got a huge (six people) family to support. Any suggestions?
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- Sep 23, '12 by zoe92It really depends on where you live and what your situation is like. Nursing school isn't just a hobby you can take up, but requires a lot of dedication. This means a lot of your time will be spend studying, in clinicals or in lectures. Everyone keeps saying nurses are needed (which is true), but that doesn't mean that hospitals are hiring so check hospitals in your area. Also, I don't know what you mean about challenging the paramedic exam. Please don't go into nursing because of money or more job oppurtunities. Nursing a calling and something you have to be passionate about.
- Sep 24, '12 by loriangel14To write the paramedic exam you would have to complete a paramedic program.
What do you hate about your aid position? Nurses are also responsible for providing patient care in many settings.
- Sep 25, '12 by Esme12loriangel is right.......going to nursing school will not allow you to sit for the paramedic school. You have to go to school to be a paramedic. Going to nursing school is expensive and there is no guarantee in the current market that you will get a job., more facilities are requiring a 4 year degree before they will interview for new grads.
Nurses also do "aide work" Nurses give baths, clean incontinent patients, and provide personal care. IN the Emergency Department there really are no sides....so the nurses do it all with paramedics and EMT's
- Sep 25, '12 by loriangel14Even if you are in a work place with aids you are still responsible for doing what you call "aid work".If a patient needs assistance or personal care you don't call someone else to do it, you do it yourself.
- Sep 25, '12 by BostonFNPI am fairly sure that RNs that complete EMT-B can challenge the EMT-P at least in some states. Not that I think that's the best route.
As far as "aid work, be prepared its part of the job.