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- Oct 12, '05 by TrickieTamI'm 28 yrs old and I have went from CNA to Cosmetologist now Nursing. I'm still a CNA right now and I think healthcare is my calling. Its what I've always known.
- Oct 12, '05 by EmmyTheSquirrelFor 7 years I worked as a Project Engineer at a tier one automotive supplier. I have an AS in Mechanical Engineering. I let others talk me out of going into nursing when I started college. I would not change the experience I had as an Engineer for anything. I am MUCH happier as a nurse (LPN) now. I am 10 months away from my state board exams for RN....can't wait to get that!
- Nov 3, '05 by sestercesI to cannot stand sitting at a desk all day, seeing the same people day after day after day, its like a nightmare. SOOOOOOOOOOOO boring. My favorite job was waiting tables I sometimes wonder if college was worth it. But I think I'm gonna start my prereq in January I hope I know what I'm doing. I figure at least it won't be boring, and there will always be a job out there.
- Nov 3, '05 by piper_for_hireThat's funny! I always said the same thing. Waiting tables was much better than my boring-arse desk job and you'll use those waiter talents in nursing.
Quote from sestercesI to cannot stand sitting at a desk all day, seeing the same people day after day after day, its like a nightmare. SOOOOOOOOOOOO boring. My favorite job was waiting tables I sometimes wonder if college was worth it. But I think I'm gonna start my prereq in January I hope I know what I'm doing. I figure at least it won't be boring, and there will always be a job out there.
- Nov 14, '05 by shadowrose81I was/have been in the game industry for 4 years, first in Customer Service and then in game design. I'm switching to become a nurse. I just can't see myself doing such a fruitless job for the rest of my life. It was going to go no where and was very unstable. I've always wanted to be a nurse, but the urge and want kinda went dormate when so many changes were going through my life; I moved from New York to California, married my soul mate and then moved to Texas! (woo!) I'm going to be a CNA on Orthropedics. I'm excited. Next, my ADN!
- Sep 16, '08 by justjayjI am in the exact same situation. I have just finished up all my general ed classes and accounting classes to transfer to a state university. I have been working with a great accounting firm that is giving me tons of experience in accounting, but I just can't stand the number crunching. I've been racking my brain to figure out what I want to do with my life. I've been trying to decided between nursing and being a teacher. I finally decided on nursing because it seems much more exciting and I know I can really make a difference in nursing.
- Sep 25, '08 by ELAINESKeep up the hard work - I wrote my post on this thread years ago. Since then I've finished my ADN, BSN and 1/3 of my MSN. It's an exciting journey! Pre-licensure classes and pre-reqs seemed the most difficult - odd isn't it?
- Sep 30, '08 by icequeen_ahI'm a medical transcriptionist. Last yr I was going to enter the surg tech program....then I was diagnosed with epilepsy and was told no way until I got everything under control.
I'm now 6 months pregnant with our 2nd child and want to go back to school, but this time for RN. I've got my pre-requisites for Surg Tech still, so it's not the full 2 yrs....but there's only one reasonably priced school here that offers a night program so I can stay home with the little one. There is a day one near by, but it'd have to wait until he's a bit older.
My current field is basically being phased out...either by electronic records or by companies outsourcing to India. I've always loved medicine...my favorite has always been surgery, but I like other fields too, and realize that with a 2 yr RN my choices won't be as great, but from what I've seen on this board as a lurker, the general agreement is that a RN-BSN track is for me. The 4-yr school wouldn't be 4 yrs but it'll be more expensive, they have only day programs, and they don't seem to be as flexible.
Anyhow, there's my long post. Hopefully I'll get to be in an OR, but for right now, I just want to finally finish SOMETHING and finally go work in a hospital or other place where I can help people AND help put food on the table.
- Oct 1, '08 by ~Taylor~I feel the same way!! I'm 23 yrs old and I've been doing administrative/clerical work for the past 3 years and I'm beginning to grow bored with it!! I naturally enjoy helping people and I like the flexibility that a nursing career can provide. Also, I've heard that healthcare jobs can survive the recession we're in right now!!!
I'm going to get a CNA license for right now while going to school for the LPN or RN (haven't decided yet).
- Feb 23, '10 by Brian 77Trust me! You are not alone. I'm in exactly the same boat. I'm a Finance major, actually finished my BS degree back in December 2009. I've known for a very long time that I wanted to be part of the medical field, but never did anything about it. I stayed in these corporate positions that I absolutely hated. I job hopped from one job to another hoping that one day I would actually like what I did..... NOT. Now that I'm 32 years old, I've decided to go for my dream....which is to become a nurse. I know it's not going to be easy, but atleast I'm helping others, making a decent salary, and have flexibility as far as departments and scheduling. I cannot wait to get started. Sitting at a desk all day long staring at a computer was killing me. It even started to take a toll on my vision. I'm so happy to put all of that corporate BS behind me and pursue something that I actually want to do with my life. Good luck, I'm sure if you really want to be a nurse you will make it happen! Hang in there...