New here and I need a career change.

  1. Just a little info about myself.....I want/need a career change. I have my bachelors degree in Risk Management with concentrations Actuarial Science and Finance. Up until 3yrs ago...I worked as a Trader for a brokerage in NY. Currently working in the Annuities area of the same employer pricing Annuities. I was first introduced to nursing by an aunt, who was one of the head nurses at the old Bergen Pines Hospital in NJ. I did well in math and always had an interest in finance and investments....and made a career out of one of my hobbies. Big Mistake. Unfortunately, this is no longer fun and i dread walking thru the doors. Just a little something about myself.

    Currently enrolled at a community college and taking Anatomy and Physiology I. registered for A&P II for the spring.

    Thanks in advance !
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   nursemike
    Welcome, and best of luck with nursing school.

    It's not just a job--it's an Adventure. Also a Horror Story, Mystery/Suspense Thriller, Tear-jerker, occassionally a Comedy, touch of Sci-Fi here and there...if it starts turning into one of those old MGM musicals, it may be time to take a little break. Rated R for adult themes and occassional nudity.
  4. by   DaddyO
    LOLOLOLOL !


    thanks for the welcome and well wishes.

    some think I am crazy when I tell of my career change plans. Oh well....hehehe :spin:
  5. by   SteveNNP
    Many before you have done the same thing..... There are many different fields in nursing that you can experience, like the OR, ER, ICU, pediatrics. Good luck as you start your prereqs! It's good to see another Jersey Boy on the forum....

    Stephen
  6. by   DaddyO
    Thanks Stephen. I see your located near the Jersey Shore. I am originally from Bergen County. My inlaws had a home in Beach Haven. The summers were crazy and the rest of the year, the area was deserted. Absolutely loved it there. I use to go fishing a lot in Atlantic Highlands and Point Pleasant. Fishing has really been slow lately and I have not gone in the last 2-3yrs easy.

    Looking forward to a new beginning and having a more meaningful career. My wife thinks I am crazy….but I think this is why she married me anyway. My oldest daughter thinks it is so cool. But I think she has wanted me to get out of working in NY…ever since 9/11.
    Last edit by DaddyO on Nov 6, '07
  7. by   donsterRN
    Quote from DaddyO
    LOLOLOLOL !


    thanks for the welcome and well wishes.

    some think I am crazy when I tell of my career change plans. Oh well....hehehe :spin:
    Let 'em think what they want. I'm here to tell you that in this business, being crazy is a good thing...

    Welcome to the forums, and much good luck and success to you, buddy.
  8. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from DaddyO
    I use to go fishing a lot in Atlantic Highlands and Point Pleasant. Fishing has really been slow lately and I have not gone in the last 2-3yrs easy.

    Ha! You went fishing right in my backyard!

    Stephen
  9. by   pawashrn
    A career change is always stressful. There will be times, while, your in school your going to stop and question yourself. Perseverance is the key, but understand. It doesn't take a mathematician to clean poop or sit quietly at the beside of a dying patient. Nursing is not always , as I call it the "Grey's Anatomy" syndrome. Some days it's just going in having a quiet day and knowing you may have made a slight difference in someone's life or all your hard work just fell on deaf ears. good luck but be realistic

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