Ok, so here's the deal. I finished a Bachelors in Business Administration a year and a half ago and got a great job as an administrative resident at a large healthcare system. I actually enjoyed the sciences the most in high school. My business degree came from either not knowing what to do with my life, laziness, or both
. I've been pretty bored in an office setting, but I've stuck with it because the residency pays for my MBA, which I am pursuing with night classes. In my time as a resident, i've rubbed shoulders with clinicians quite a bit, and my respect for them and what they do continues to grow. I envy the tangible technical skills they possess, the ability to help others, the ACTION (especially in the ED), and the three day work week! LOL. Plus I know that if I eventually decide to do admin, an RN will only help me.
So, I'm struggling with a decision to abandon an outstanding, successful, financially secure career to go back to school. Ugh. I'm not all that unfamiliar with the medical professions. Besides working in a hospital for the last year and change, I have many RN friends, my mother is a CRNA, two physician uncles, and my sister is in medical school.
I guess what I'm asking is what is the best way to do my due diligence? How can i best find out the best and worst, the opportunities and shortcomings of nursing? Would going to work with my friends be the most effective?
Ok, i'm done rambling. Any advice is welcome! and thanks!
Aug 9, '06
I think you're hooked. Although it is good to explore nursing.
Nursing can be a tough demanding field. You have to deal with poop, vomit and pee. But it also offers the same benefits you are wanting to hold onto.
Last edit by Tweety on Aug 9, '06
Aug 11, '06
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Thanks for not requiring a disclaimer - I've been in some serious "contests" on other threads, mostly political - and it's got my BP up, and feeling testy.
I guess the programs vary from school to school... not sure if UNF offers the same deal.
To go totally off-topic (for just a sec) how about that new C6 Z06 Vette? I drive an EVO now, and love it, but for a guy on the high side of 30, it's a little too... fast and furious looking, with the wing and all. I WILL own one of the new Z06s eventually. What an awesome car.
Shoot me a PM and tell me what kind of Vette you're driving, so this thread doesn't go off track. (pun intended)
Unable to send PMs at this time. Please, send me an email, then we can chew the fat about my Vette;
edited out email
Last edit by Tweety on Sep 3, '06