Doc Wannabe? - page 5

by nursemike

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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 it. I prefer the nursing... Read More


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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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    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?
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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
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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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    Excellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.
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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.
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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)..
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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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