Coming to the Dark Side

  1. Hello everyone,

    First off the title is a joke please do not get PO'd at me. :spin:

    I am now officially on my way to becoming a Nursing student. After 19 yrs in EMS, 15 of those as a Paramedic I have decided its time to hang up my jump kit and get a real job. It's amazing how much it can hurt to jump in & out of a unit when your pushing forty. So after much deliberation and internal debate I have decided to join my wife and drop the pre- off pre-hospital care.

    I would love to hear from anyone who has made this jump and can give me advice to help me with the transition and prepare for Nursing school.

    Thanks,
    Tripps
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Good Day, Tripps, and :groupwelcome:

    Glad you have decided to join us. I'm sure there will be many here who will be able to assist you in your transition, as there are plenty who have done the same, or continue to do both.
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to the Dark Side!
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Hi and welcome. Your pre-hospital experience will be invaluable. Good luck.
  6. by   muffie
    i live for the dark side

    welcome and good luck

    looks like you will fit in just fine
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    I work with a paramedic turned RN . . .he is very good. Recently got his MICN and is working in the ER.

    steph
  8. by   CT Pixie
    Although not a paramedic, I was a volunteer EMT-B for my local ambulance. I did it for a few years and kind of got sick of all the politics of it. From the gossiping to the backstabbing etc. Now I am going to start my LPN classes on March 12th

    Welcome to the Dark Side!
  9. by   RainDreamer
    heehee, welcome to the dark side!

    Welcome to allnurses, glad you've joined us!
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    welcome

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