Healthcare MBA thinking of going back to get AAS in Nursing - page 2

by BLNT

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Hello All, I am new to this forum. I am thankful for all of the responses and information posted here. I have extensive experiences in care giving for children and elderly parents. I do have experiences with hospice work... Read More


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    I have been volunteering at a Hospice while taking care of elderly parents and kids. I recently had a health scare/Severe Septic Shock/Chronic Kidney Failure, etc with one of my elderly parents. I spent almost a month staying in the hospital room with her. Since she doesn't know much English I had to be there by her side. I slept on one of those pull out chairs. It really made me appreciate all of the angels/nurses that took care of her. It made me realized how wonderful these people are in doing what they do. I learned to administer medicine/antibiotics through a PICC Line when my elderly parent finally came home. I actually really enjoyed doing this. That is why I am considering going the nursing route.

    Thank you so much again ...BLNT
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    Hi,

    Have you used your MBA in healthcare in your career? I am curious as to what positions you had. Also, I think it is a fantastic idea to get your RN license even though the field is not to giving at the moment right now. I think anyone who works in healthcare administration should have spent time on the floor as a nurse or MD to see just how stressful these positions are. Anyone who makes policies and enforces rules of any job should have worked in those jobs (trenches) to begin with to understand that a lot of what we are expected to do is not feasible and takes time away from patient care in reality. I applaud you if you go this route and take this experience as an RN to become a fabulous health care administrator. I have thought about doing this route as I have a Bachelor's in Finance but do not have the personality for it.
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    In my previous career, I was one of the first technologists to integrate Apple software into the Oracle database. So I came from a high tech field and traveling 100%. I had to make a hard decision to stay home and take care of children and elderly parents for the last 10 years. The care giving skills that I obtained were transferable. I also managed to return to Grad school right before one of my elderly parents died. While doing a project in Grad school, I found a local Hospice. I have been doing Hospice ever since. I have had experience in different aspects of Hospice Administration. I do enjoy having patient contact. This is especially true during the patient's last days on earth.
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