So as I'm sitting in my dentist chair this morning I suddenly got an epiphany. I should have thought of being a dentist. The money is still good. They work 9-5, mon-fri. , holidays off, they have different specialties to venture into, and they're not responsible for anyone's life, but what i love is that starting the first year of school you are in clinical assisting upperclassmen. Which is awesome because every year u are in clinical perfecting your knowledge and skills.
Whereas with nursing u don't get any clinical experience until ur junior year (for BSN program) and I don't know about other schools
but my clincal rotations are maybe 6 wks long, to me that's nothing. I've heard that those who were in an RN program are better prepared clinically compared to BSN programs. And yeah I've heard it before, the BSN programs prepare students to critically think so they can properly assess and implement the best treatment option...
I guess b/c graduation is coming up in May I'm just terrified to have someone's life in my hands. I guess it's just pre-nurse jitters, idk.
Overall, I don't want to be a Dentist. I actually hate teeth and the inside of peoples mouths, i think its gross lol. But I know the great thing about nursing is the opportunity for advancement which allows me the branch away from being a bedside nurse in the near future.
Just me sharing my thoughts.