projectsapphire 414 Views
Joined: Feb 18, '07;
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I am new to this site and am considering a change in career - from finance to nursing. Wondering if anyone in the Fairfield County area would be willing to let me shadow them for a day, or even for a few hours....it would be greatly appreciated so that I could get a better idea of what its all about before I take the plunge!
Thanks Ann. I have attended an anatomy lab as that will be one of the prereq's i will have to take - wanted to make sure I could handle the class and the need to deal with the less pleasant parts of being in the medical field. I seemed to be ok. My next step is to go with a friend or two to shadow them at work for a day. I agree that this would be a big help in determining whether its something I would like to pursue. It sounds like there are so many avenues a nurse can take which I never realized before. Although it will not be easy, it does seem like a field I would enjoy while also being able to give back.
Thanks for your quick response Jules. That is what I was hoping as the prereq's I think I could take one or two at a time which would make them easier to handle. The mistake thing is obviously more of a concern, but I understand what you are saying. If I focus in school to know the material well, I would imagine that confidence would come from that and time on the job, right? I don't know what your take on prayer is, but I guess this is where I also ask for guidance so as to make sure I am making the right decision. Thanks so much for your feedback.
I am new to this forum - have been browsing threads for the last month or so since I am considering a career change from finance into nursing. I have been unhappy in finance from the start and just ended up in that industry since it paid the bills. Feel like I need to do something more fullfilling with my life. Anyway, my 2 biggest fears that are making me wonder if I should apply to nursing school are #1 - what if I make a mistake in my job as a nurse - I am now dealing with lives rather than numbers so I mistake is a bigger issue and #2 - can I get through the schooling as I was never a math or science wiz in college. I would love some feedback on this and what your experiences have been. Thanks so much.
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