People are telling me that I should not tell people that I want to be a Nurse

  1. When people had asked me what I wanted to be , I would tell them I want to be a nurse.My mom and another woman have both told me never tell anyone you want to be a nurse, my mom said because people in my CNA program can become competitive . I've been hearing saying for awhile and I'm wondering why do people say this?
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  3. by   A.M. Wolf
    I am not sure. Health care can be a passive aggressive environment, so it might be best to keep your long term career goals just to your friends and family. Competitive? It is competitive, depending upon the school, to be admitted to a nursing program. I would not pursue a nursing program that is not competitive. A good idea is to find a hospital or facility you would like to work for and ask human resources where they hire from the most. As far as being in nursing school, groups will (probably) form, often around ethnicity or national origin. But unless your school has a graduation cap (only a certain number can graduate in a year), there is enough room for everyone at the finish line. What made me different from some other students when I was in school is that I saw my class as one big team that should work together to help everyone be successful. My class was, unfortunately, not always this way, but I was always striving to make it so and not dissuaded by others who did not share the vision. Hopefully your class will be a real team.
  4. by   MiladyMalarkey
    Who cares if people in your CNA program get competitive? Let them, that's not your concern. I wouldn't go around advertising/boasting about it, but if someone asks, yeah, eventually one day I hope to be a nurse. Who cares what anyone thinks, in the end what you think and how you do in your own studies is all that matters.
  5. by   Wannabenurseneko
    Quote from MiladyMalarkey
    Who cares if people in your CNA program get competitive? Let them, that's not your concern. I wouldn't go around advertising/boasting about it, but if someone asks, yeah, eventually one day I hope to be a nurse. Who cares what anyone thinks, in the end what you think and how you do in your own studies is all that matters.
    I only tell folks if they ask mostly family and a few strangers that asked
  6. by   direw0lf
    Maybe you'd be an inspiration to other CNA students instead of provoking jealousy and competition? Maybe you'd find a CNA student in the same boat as you, and you 2 can help each other all through nursing school.

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