Second Career Nurses - page 4

Hello, I'm starting this thread to hopefully connect with other nursing students who are pursuing this as a second career. What did you do before? Why are you making this switch? Why now? I... Read More

  1. Visit  spore2008 profile page
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    Good luck! I was thinking to myself midwifery might be a good fit for someone with your interests. Do you feel ready for school? Taking all of those prerequisite classes is akin to dipping your toes in the deep end of the pool. Now is it is time to take a graceful dive into nursing school! Best of luck.
  2. Visit  mamayogibear profile page
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    Quote from CNAmom11
    Been in fast food/retail most of my adult life. I'm a "professional cashier" LOL. I took Phlebotomy back in 2001 (First day of class, believe it or not was Sept 11 2001) I believe I did well but was unable to find a job, because some of preceptors gave me good scores, others didn't. But oh well, on to something better. I will be starting a CNA course in the Spring. I wanted to do it this Fall, but i am getting divorced, so had to use my course money for that....
    Once I graduate and have worked awhile, I plan on starting the RN program in Spring of 2012 Good Luck to everyone!
    Yay on becoming a CNA to work while doing pre-reqs. I think it is a lot more difficult than just taking classes like some people get to do but at least you will be spending time caring for people
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  3. Visit  haganwood profile page
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    2nd or 3rd career for me, I went into the Navy right out of high school. I spent 5 years as a Hospital Corpsman/Advanced Ocular Technician/Surgical Scrub/EMT. Then 7 years on the outside as a Ophthalmic Technician/Retinal Angiographer/Surgical Scrub. Made the same money for all those years and decided to change careers, I went into computers. I was a Help Desk/Sys Admin for 8 years.

    I got laid off and have since gone through PN School and now am in ADN school. So yes, people do it all the time =)
  4. Visit  AppalachianRNstudent profile page
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    Quote from ladside
    WOW!!!! I'm an RN and was, not too long ago, considering walking away from nursing altogether to drive trucks! It's amazing how the grass is still always greener on the other side.
    It's not bad if you are single. I think it takes the right temperment too. I wouldn't recommend it if you are in a committed relationship.
  5. Visit  CNAmom11 profile page
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    Quote from CNAmom11
    Been in fast food/retail most of my adult life. I'm a "professional cashier" LOL. I took Phlebotomy back in 2001 (First day of class, believe it or not was Sept 11 2001) I believe I did well but was unable to find a job, because some of preceptors gave me good scores, others didn't. But oh well, on to something better. I will be starting a CNA course in the Spring. I wanted to do it this Fall, but i am getting divorced, so had to use my course money for that....
    Once I graduate and have worked awhile, I plan on starting the RN program in Spring of 2012 Good Luck to everyone!
    Oooops i should clarify... I meant Spring of 2013
  6. Visit  willowita profile page
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    Hi everyone. I'm a graphic designer. It's my first career out of college (have a bachelors in art) and after doing it for roughly 8 years I've come to realize it's a job that leaves me feeling guilty all the time. I just have a lot of conflicted feelings about trying to sell things to people. Not for me. I really wanted to do something that helps people. I guess I always thought I'd do design for a non profit or something like that. Pipe dreams. I know "helping people" is the most clich answer to give but I feel like I owe someone out there a moment of relief or happiness in their time of suffering and nursing seemed like a good way to do that. I want to do something good in this world.

    My stepmom and dad are RNs. My mom and her husband are CNAs. So I guess the inspiration was there all along. I just wasn't ready to see it until a few years ago when I finally buckled down and went back to school.


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