How did you feel after deciding to take nursing?

  1. 0 Just curious, were most of you guys apprehensive when you decided to go for nursing, or were you guys 100% confident in your decision? For either question, please give a reason why as to why you were or not anxious.
    thank you.
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  3. Visit  melamin profile page

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    Joined May '06; Posts: 21; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  tprashad profile page
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    i want to become a nurse so bad..the only thing that was holding me back was the cleaning the poop,pee..etc..stomaching the job was my big problems..i spoken to some male nurses and they explained to me that you tend to get use to it..
  5. Visit  EricJRN profile page
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    I think any time you pursue an education that is long, stressful, and expensive, it's healthy to have some amount of uncertainty. Had nothing to do with the issue of gender for me though. Was more the fact that I didn't want to spend so much time earning a nursing degree, only to be unhappy in the end. Luckily, I had a lot of different healthcare experiences prior to nursing school, so that helped to alleviate those concerns.

    In the end, I know I did the right thing. I'm very pleased with my new career.
  6. Visit  Medwynn profile page
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    Well coming from a computer educated background, I thought that nursing would be a field that would take me around the world. I mean literally. My mother is an RN, and my older sister is a pharmacist, so being in the medical industry is in the blood.

    I was 100% confident that i wanted to go into nursing. Although the amount of schooling turned me off my first year of prerequisites, I kept on going with it and it's been paying off. I've just finished my 1st year of nursing school.

    You have to really look into yourself and see if you want to take care of people. I mean sick, unconscious, mean, old, young, etc type of people.

    But all in all, I feel very good everytime i think about nursing as my career decision.
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    Quote from Medwynn
    Well coming from a computer educated background, I thought that nursing would be a field that would take me around the world. I mean literally. My mother is an RN, and my older sister is a pharmacist, so being in the medical industry is in the blood.

    I was 100% confident that i wanted to go into nursing. Although the amount of schooling turned me off my first year of prerequisites, I kept on going with it and it's been paying off. I've just finished my 1st year of nursing school.

    You have to really look into yourself and see if you want to take care of people. I mean sick, unconscious, mean, old, young, etc type of people.

    But all in all, I feel very good everytime i think about nursing as my career decision.
    good job...and good luck with the rest of your nursing school left!!
  8. Visit  melamin profile page
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    and oh,.thank you to the three people so far who took whatever little or much time to answer my curiousities....^_____^
  9. Visit  Darth Nightingale profile page
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    Quote from melamin
    and oh,.thank you to the three people so far who took whatever little or much time to answer my curiousities....^_____^

    i'm very apprehensive. i'm quitting my job (for which i'm over paid handsomely) and have to be a student for a year on borrowed money. what if i flunk out? what if i get kicked out by a "power hungry" nurse instructor who doesn't like guys? what if i break my leg and can't continue? what if, what if, what if ?!?

    i take comfort in general patton's wise words. "in great endeavors... even to fail is glorious." i'm also very confident in me.

    as far as the job itself. it's honorable and meaningful work. each day i will have a lasting impact on peoples lives. the pay is good, the diversity of the work force in a hospital is broad (racial, gender, age and educationally speaking) the opportunities for growth and development are huge, it's intellectually stimulating, extremely practical knowledge for the real world and the job market is awesome... i just keep wondering why i didn't do this sooner?



  10. Visit  zaggar profile page
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    I'm such a cautious observer in life that apprehension doesn't stand a chance. By the time I signed up for A&P 1 I had already analyzed the nursing career field from every possible angle (thanks in large part to Allnurses.com). I also volunteered in an ER and asked nurses what they thought of the job.

    But hey, there are known knowns and there are known unknowns. It's the unknown unknowns you have to worry about. Or something. I forget.
  11. Visit  Medwynn profile page
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    Quote from darth nightingale
    i just keep wondering why i didn't do this sooner?


    i always wondered that too. but hey we're in it right now .... :spin:
  12. Visit  jb2u profile page
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    no doughts from me. after some thought, i came home one day and told my wife i wanted to quit my job, take cna training , and go to nursing school.

    she is a stay at home mom (i am the only one bringing in money!). she understood my passion. now, after one year of pre-req's and one year of nursing school, i have one year to go!!!

    i wanted a job were i could make a difference everyday, make good money (i have no desire to be a millionare (i do not even play the lottery), be challenged mentally and physically, and be able to advance in my profession. nursing allows all of these things. if someone goes into it just to make money i do not think they will be happy, but if you truly care about others it is a rewarding career.

    good luck to everyone!

    jay
    "May 2007 here i come"
  13. Visit  anonymurse profile page
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    Nursing RAWKS! Here we have a calling that demands both intellectual and emotional maturity, doesn't care what connections you do or don't have, doesn't care about your age, sex, race, or ANYTHING except how well you can do your job. Yeah this board is full of complaints about this and that, but compare nursing to anything else and it looks as apolitical as a job can get.
  14. Visit  Roy Fokker profile page
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    Even in my Junior year, I remember wondering if I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

    But I had a pediatrics rotation during the last semester of school and after taking care of a real tough case (but a very rewarding one), I finally realised that I'd done the right thing.

    Now I love peds so much, I want to do peds when I get my lisence

    I don't remember much how I felt going in - but boy was I ****ing happy when I got DONE with school! :chuckle


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