Why a Nurse? - page 4

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Hey fellas, so just thought I'd see everyone else's thoughts on this? 1) WHY NURSING? 2) AGE? 3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING? 1) I choose nursing to be a direct impact on people's lives and encourage people to do things they... Read More


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    1) WHY NURSING?
    2) AGE?
    3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING?

    1. Good Paying Career
    2. 19
    3. I think I will do some search and rescue after my career in Nursing is done. And alot of traveling.
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    1) I like helping people and being able to change lives
    2) 23
    3) I plan to go for family nurse practitioner within 5 years of graduating, and then on to a DNP program after that.
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    Quote from Ant24
    Hey fellas, so just thought I'd see everyone else's thoughts on this?
    1) WHY NURSING?
    2) AGE?
    3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING?

    1) I choose nursing to be a direct impact on people's lives and encourage people to do things they think they can't do.
    2) 23
    3) Possibly working towards a masters in nursing or going the pre-med route. Would like to work as an ER nurse and ICU nurse for a couple of years. Also considering the idea of flight nursing...
    1) it's the only thing I have ever been interested in career wise. I work well under pressure, I'm a critical thinker, and there are not many career choices that include making a difference in a persons life.

    2) 22!

    3) I want to be a school nurse and eventually become a PNP. I would love to eventually teach at a college one day! I also want to get my teaching degree just to have it. Teaching kindergarten is my 2nd choice!
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    1) WHY NURSING? Nursing is my second career. My first was editing/writing and I decided that I needed to be engaged with people on a different, personal, daily level. I got my ADN in December 2012, passed the NCLEX, and am now in training for my first nursing job on a hospital telemetry unit. It's totally awesome.

    2) AGE? 45 and I am really happy to have made this change in my life. I was terrified to be a 40-something guy entering school for my ADN. But the only person who gave me crap about it was myself.

    3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING? When I was studying for my ADN, a couple of professors told me I should plan for an eventual NP degree. I'm not sure about that. I already have a BA in history (like that's been useful) and an MS in journalism (which fueled my writing and editing for the last 15 years.) I definitely plan to at least get my BSN, since it sounds like I might need it on my resume in a few years if I decide to relocate and apply to hospitals that require it. But I'm just happy to get through each day right now.
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    1) WHY NURSING?
    My mom was the first nurse I truly "knew". Im not a shy person, and I've always been really sociable person. "Love to talk" according to my family [Rolls Eyes]. As I got older I discovered that I loved learning, but I liked being hands-on. I wanted a career that would allow me to support myself, help my family every once in a while, travel, and have flexibility. I love seeing people get better and helping figuring out what's wrong with them, knowing I helped them recover and get through difficult times. I am adaptable and independent, but I even work better in a team. I like not being the "top dog" so to speak, at least not right off. I'm definitely a people person. I love meeting people from different places, with different languages and cultural backgrounds. I'm kind of a geek. Lol! Nursing catered to all of my wacky requirements for a happy and successful career. Nursing can take you anywhere.

    2) AGE?
    I am currently 20! I am about to graduate from nursing school in 27 days! I stared nursing school when I was 18. I go to the same nursing school my mom went to 13 some years ago. Kinda of cool.

    3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING?
    I am getting my first apartment and moving out on my own this summer!
    I plan to pursue my DNP with certification as a FNP in the future. I have gotten a job offer on a CVICU, ER, And Neurotic ICU thus far! I want to be apart of the convent care movement. I really like the concept of bring affordable to the patient instead of them having to go out of their way to get care. I live in a rural area.
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    Quote from Ant24
    Hey fellas, so just thought I'd see everyone else's thoughts on this?
    1) WHY NURSING?
    2) AGE?
    3) LIFE GOAL AFTER NURSING?

    1) I choose nursing to be a direct impact on people's lives and encourage people to do things they think they can't do.
    2) 23
    3) Possibly working towards a masters in nursing or going the pre-med route. Would like to work as an ER nurse and ICU nurse for a couple of years. Also considering the idea of flight nursing...
    In another career I became interesting mental health and psychiatry and saw that the best involvement I could have in mental health would be as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. I had all the prereqs in my first degree so nearly a decade later I went to a RN program, graduated, and immediately started in a psych NP program. I do work in a medical unit as a while I'm in grad school, but this particular role really isn't for me.
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    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    I have gotten a job offer on a CVICU, ER, And Neurotic ICU
    Neurotic ICU?

    Is that a reflection of the patients or the staff? :-)
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Neurotic ICU?

    Is that a reflection of the patients or the staff? :-)
    Lol! Idk. You tell me! Jk!
    I meant Neuro.
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    1) Pays well. Lots of options. I like human interactions and providing care. I also like to be challenged and learn a variety of things. It's not a boring career. Makes a difference. Scrubs solve the "what to wear today" scenario.

    2) 26

    3) Thinking about FNP, Pediatric NP, Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Navy Nurse or NP, NICU Nurse, or Midwife.
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    Quote from seahawksfanguy
    1) Pays well. Lots of options. I like human interactions and providing care. I also like to be challenged and learn a variety of things. It's not a boring career. Makes a difference. Scrubs solve the "what to wear today" scenario.

    2) 26

    3) Thinking about FNP, Pediatric NP, Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Navy Nurse or NP, NICU Nurse, or Midwife.
    You made a good point with the scrubs comment! Man I'm looking forward to starting the nursing career haha. I'm thinking about maybe crna


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