tictac 3,421 Views
Joined Jun 26, '06.
Posts: 83 (33% Liked)
I was a dental hygienist for almost 5 years before I decided to make the switch to nursing. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. When I moved to Texas, I had a hard time finding a dental hygiene position. I eventually had to settle for a mediocre office 45 minutes away from my home, with no benefits. I had to accept a low hourly wage because the dentist was cheap and I really needed a job. I personally never got any satisfaction from hygiene and dreaded going to work everyday.
I just graduated with my BSN this May and am working as a NICU nurse. I love it!! I also love my benefits and the three day work week. I work nights, but I don't mind and I actually make more than I did as a hygienist (then again, I wasn't paid what I was worth). The opportunities in nursing are endless. I don't know why I didn't choose this career in the first place.
I say go for it. You won't regret it!
They just increased the starting pay in my school district to $50,000. I'm in Texas.
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