Is it a waste of time to do the RT program

  1. I am accepted for the respiratory therapy program and i start this summer in june. My first choice is nursing but the wait is no less than 2 years. I am still gonna apply just in case RT doesn't work out for me. Would you consider it to be a waste of time to go for the RT program?? I have read on here somewhere that alot of RT's have gone back to school to do nursing. I've done alot of research on RT and find it very interesting. Can i hear any oppinions from anyone here?? what would you recomend??
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  3. by   KibbsRNstudent
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    I am accepted for the respiratory therapy program and i start this summer in June. My first choice is nursing but the wait is no less than 2 years. I am still gonna apply just in case RT doesn't work out for me. Would you consider it to be a waste of time to go for the RT program?? I have read on here somewhere that a lot of RT's have gone back to school to do nursing. I've done a lot of research on RT and find it very interesting. Can i hear any opinions from anyone here?? what would you recommend??
    All I know about it is what I have read on the threads here. I personally can't stand the sight of sputum and mucus and phlem. The only reason I was looking into it is because I have all me pre reqs done and all my gen eds done for the nursing program and I had even done 1.5 semesters of nursing theory and clinical before My husband asked me to leave school a couple years ago. My school here does not take transfers so I have to re-do all my nursing theory classes and clinical. on top of that I was told that it is a first come first serve basis to get in and it does not matter how good my grades are and what I have taken already. they told me yesterday that the wait is about 2 years right now and they said "you are smart, try out the RT program and then and then do the RN program" The problem is, my passion has always been to be an RN. I am not sure I could handle the RT stuff. But, I need to work right now and I have been a stay-at-home-mom too long so I really don't want to do anything Else's but RN. There is the dilemma.

    I think after reading the stuff here on allnurses, I may just wait out the RN program. I am not sure I would be happy with RT.

    What did you end up doing, btw? :spin:

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