I'm 18, and I'm going to a community college in MS. I'm considering taking the 2 year program to be an RN. I've only read about nursing and the different things you have to do. I am not to sure about needles and catheters...but I would like to push myself. I wanted to get feedback from other nurses that were afraid to go into nursing at first. I plan to get my RN, then use it on the mission field, as I have devoted my life to God's ministry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Sep 11, '02
Well.....bless your heart, ILive4Jesus00.........I live for Jesus, too!
Welcome to allnurses, and I hope you like hanging out with us here!
You'll gain a lot of information here, and we do have a Student Nursing Forum that you can participate in as well. Those students can help bring you up to date on school matters....probably better than us "seasoned" nurses could.
I, myself, was never afraid of what I might encounter in nursing school. I grew up with a father who worked for years as the only Heart and Lung Technician in our town, so had lots of medical books available to read that had all kinds of gross pictures in them.....went to work with my father on occasion, and had the nurses and other docs show me stuff that most kids wouldn't ordinarily get to see before age 12, etc. So.....I was very well grounded for the health field.
However, my middle daughter is a LPN today, and she couldn't stand the sight of a snotty nose on kids she babysat, and would call me to come "wipe their noses" for her. :chuckle She would also call me to come over to the kids homes when she babysat to change their poopy diapers because that nauseated her. So.....I would NOT allow her to babysit little ones UNLESS she did so UNDER OUR ROOF since I had to "Babysit" the kids "Babysitter" in those matters. :chuckle And....guess what area of nursing she works in and LOVES??? Mother/Baby.....yep.......so you see......there's hope for you yet! :chuckle
Last edit by live4today on Sep 11, '02