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Another poster suggested this thread: Did you (or do you) want to be a doctor? I never did, but since I've been in nursing school, I've begun to think if I were younger, I would think hard about... Read More

  1. Visit  Xsited2baNurse profile page
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    Well, when I originally applied to my first round of undergrad, I said that I wanted to be a doctor. I honestly only did that so that I could get scholarships to go to school, which is what ended up happening (thank god for being an underrepresented minority who scored >1300/1600 on his SATs and had a 3.9 high school gpa). Anyway as I was saying before my need to brag so rudely interrupted me, I really never wanted to be a doctor. The thought of 4 years of painstakingly missing weekends out during undergrad to study, plus 4 years of extremely expensive and extremely intensive med school, plus at least 2 years of residency, plus however many years of fellowship only to have to work 50+ hrs/week doing close to the same thing for damn near the rest of my life did not sound at all appetizing. I opted for nursing because, regardless of the MD vs. RN hierarchy people have in their mind, the field is one that requires its constituents to be intelligent and forward thinking (i.e. it's highly respectable), it makes good money, I love the science behind the care, AND I'll actually have time to devote to the other things I want to do. Alongside of using science to help promote better welfare amongst our peoples, I have every desire in the world to go into business doing real estate development, opening clubs, owning some restaurants (I know--owning restaurants is EXTREMELY hard work and risky, but it's something I've dreamt of doing ever since I was in high school), and help my brother expand his clothing line, among other things.

    Screw being stuck just being an MD. Nursing is perfect for me and what I want to do.
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  2. Visit  erinberrin profile page
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    Oh, I agree. Age does not matter. I think it is desire and mental ability, and financial ability to achieve such a high goal. I have been so surprised at they amount of financial aid and student loans available to people who want to pursue such a goal. Hats off to you
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  3. Visit  mofomeat profile page
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    Quote from erinberrin
    .put a little giggle on my face in a tough time of being a newbie in this career field and trying to still function at school..at my age..ha..so funny..just funny
    Ah, I see.

    p.s., we are mostly the same age. It is an interesting experience in school when you could technically have children the age of most of your classmates, innit?
  4. Visit  erinberrin profile page
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    Quote from mofomeat
    Ah, I see.

    p.s., we are mostly the same age. It is an interesting experience in school when you could technically have children the age of most of your classmates, innit?
    Refreshing at times...trying at others..lol
  5. Visit  serratus anterior profile page
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    The number of times I have been around the sun will not hold me back from doing what I want to do with my life. Anyone who is in agreement with that give me a kudos, an amen, or a high five.
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  6. Visit  zorro_wrangler profile page
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    Excellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.
  7. Visit  zorro_wrangler profile page
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    Quote from sunnyjohn
    It has been my experience that many folks who call themselves college advisors, especially pre-med advisors often know least about the process. They are not as knowledable about the pre-med process from a nontraditional students standpoint. They tend to emphasis the obvious and point out factors that may knock an applicant out of the running. I suppose that it so the person stays realistic.

    BUT WHO CARES ABOUT BEING A REALIST???

    25 is certainly not too old! I agree.
    I also applaud your choice to become an NP.

    Here are a few websites you may enjoy:
    The Society of Non-Traditional Medical and Pre-Medical Students
    OldPreMeds


    The Student Doctor Network
    Student Doctor Network | A nonprofit educational organization
    (Some of the topics on SDN can be nurse-unfriendly, but it is a good pre-med resource)

    The American College of Nurse Practitioners
    http://www.nurse.org/acnp/index.shtml

    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Agape
    xcellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.
  8. Visit  red2003xlt profile page
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    I just graduated from LPN school and haven't sat for the NCLEX but that hasn't stop me from planning my next move.

    Get my RN and then either BSN or maybe PA school(and it's details)..
  9. Visit  Pacs, RN profile page
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    Quote from zorro_wrangler
    Excellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.
    Oh, there are. And I think nursing is one of the best premedical course if one wants to pursue medicine because you'll have more clinical knowledge and expertise compared to your non-nursing classmates here in med school.
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