Its me Debbie. Do you think there is room in nursing for someone like me? I am 42 years old, my kids are now off to college and Im trying to find my niche. Ive always thought I would like to be a nurse. I have worked as a cna in a nursing home in the past and I see what the lpn's do which is mostly pass meds and do treatments (im sure they do other stuff as well, that I just dont see), anyhow, I think i could pass meds, chart and do treatments. I am very empathetic and caring and people always tell me they feel they can tell me anything. I am very trustworthy and always on time.
However, I dont like chaotic environments and I think a trauma type of environment would be overwhelming for me. When im nervous theres no hidindg it. I get the deer in the headlights look and i look stiff. I find myself feeling drained if im around too many people all day. I am on the shy side so I am not assertive and I have a pretty poor sense of humor and tend to be more on the serious side. I do have a natural interst in medicine and how the different body systems work. I have a special interest in kidneys and livers and i think looking at bones on xrays is facinating.
Do you think there is room in the healthcare field for me? Im deciding between lpn, rn or rad tech. What do you guys think?