Just here to introduce myself

  1. Greetings to everyone:

    I am a 37 year old man who is extremely excited about starting nursing school in August, 2005. I'm currently taking a CNA class and we start our clinicals at the local nursing home on Monday - wish me luck! I am so excited to get into the nursing field, having spent 11 years in the unstable environment of the airline business. I looking forward to making a positive impact on the world around me.

    One question though - is burnout inevitable after spending year after year in the high pressure world of healthcare? It has to wear a person down eventually if they're not careful. Any suggestions?

    Bainey in Charlotte
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CHATSDALE
    hey bainy welcome to the site and to the field
    as for burnout that can be controled...learn to say NO when the phone rings for extra duty you will always need money and over time looks good but too frequently we try to domore than is good for us...the body and the mind need rest
    looking forward to seeing you around...dale
  4. by   webblarsk
    Hello and Welcome!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  6. by   Bainey
    CHATSDALE

    Thanks for the advice which is very wise. As the sole breadwinner of my family, it will be very tempting to work like a maniac and try to get ahead financially but obviously, there are disadvantages to that avenue. Just curious about starting wages. It sounds like to going rate for a new nurse right out of school is about $18.00 in Charlotte. I thought that it might be a little more than that. I know that wages are typically smaller in the south. I keep hearing about the $35/hour and I assume that is for professionals with several years experience. What do you think?

    Bainey

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