Quote from NurseGuyBri
Good morning! I'm so glad you have picked nursing to go into! Quick background on me- I fell into nursing after getting a degree in social science, got my LPN and then went back for my RN, so I've been through the ringer. My best advice to you is attend EVERY class religiously, ask questions, and NETWORK. I have met some of the best friends in my life in nursing school and they are invaluable later in life. Find someone, either online or in person, who has experience and that you can trust- and ASK QUESTIONS. You cannot guess in nursing, someone could get hurt. :-)
I am very glad that I became an LPN first, then RN- it has increased my experience and knowledge base tremendously. Being a CNA also will definitely help you out. If you have any questions feel free to send me a private message! :-) GOOD LUCK and ENJOY IT!
BEST ADVICE EVER!! Thank you.
I love this app by the way....I completed a CNA program in 2009.and worked in many departments in the hospital, not really the typical and usual nursing / assistant living homes...I just completed (11/29/12) a CMA program at the PITTSBURGH JOB CORPS...I was able to sit for 4 NHA tests. Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) , Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) , EKG Technician (CET) and the Electronic Medical Records Specialist (CEMRS). I start my LPN program later this year, September. Its a year. I'm exited and wishing I could start tomorrow like you girls.....I enjoy the nursing field and plan on obtaining my nurse practitioner license and working in public health..a goal , I'm dead set on. I wish you all luck in school...and always refer to this app for help...I'll keep an eye open and help and sure others will to. WE NURSING FAMILY. WE GOTTA STICK TOGETHER