Hello, All. New Poster Future Student

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    I've been lurking on this website for a few years now and finally decided to register about a month ago.

    I just wanted to say HI and thank you all for this community. I've found so many helpful things already and my journey has just begun. Great support/inspiration/dose of reality.

    So far... Thanks!

    ___________ A little about me...if you like___________

    I am an ex-science teacher in the process of relocating to Raleigh-Durham and soon to be pursuing my CNA and remaining prereqs for nursing school. My original degree was in biological sciences. I've had a love for all things medical since I was a child. I shadowed two nurses at my small local hospital when I was sixteen. I originally wanted to go to medical school but somewhere along the way made my back up plan be my main plan. I forgot why I was going to school because I was wrapped up in the process of going to school.

    After teaching for awhile, I realized my heart wasn't in it and I couldn't fake it. I love all things biological and I am especially fascinated by the human body. As far as nursing goes, I've considered this career path for several years now and looked into other care positions. None of them pull me in quite like the idea of nursing. Although, I'm going to make doubly sure this is what I want before I invest into another degree. I really like the role nurses play in a care setting and the many specialties open nurses.

    I know getting a job won't be easy but I have a few years before that happens. I want to be a nurse possibly in the psychiatric or surgical fields but I'm not against other specialties (well L&D kinda makes me cringe). Love to watch plastic surgeries but birth is like something out of a horror movie

    As for the route, ABSN/BSN/ADN + RN-BSN...Who knows
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    Welcome to the site.... as I wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors. In regards to L&D I felt the same when I went through it, however, I was lucky my preceptor was very kind and made it fun. Needless to say, staying in touch with the AN site will serve to be beneficial in your studies... good luck... Aloha~
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    Quote from ShinyRedGloss
    I'm going to make doubly sure this is what I want before I invest into another degree.

    {snip}

    As for the route, ABSN/BSN/ADN + RN-BSN...Who knows
    Hello Shiny...I'm like yourself in that I'm thinking about a career change. I have 25 years or so in the corporate (IT) world and I'm thinking about nursing. Right now I'm making plans to get into a CNA class. I'm also wondering "how do I make sure this is what I want," and I don't suppose there is an easy way to get that answer without plunging in, to some extent. Of course, reading the insights of others here helps a lot, but I'm hoping the CNA class will give me a big Yes or No at the end of it.

    As for the route, I'm like you...I still don't know the difference in all the acronyms so I have a lot to learn there

    I'm in North Carolina and I hope you are able to make the move and love it as much as I do!

    Bryan
    Charlotte, NC


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