Wondering if anyone can give me some ingisht/feedback. I'm taking the prerequisites(Micobiology,Organic, ect) to go to either nursing or medical school at a community college and everyone here (my community college has a nursing school and nursing educators) tells me that being a nurse and a doctor are two completely different things.
I'm confused because, from what I've seen in my lifetime, both professionals seem to have to be equally "holistic" and patient-orientated (the nursing aspect) while at the same time, scientific and intellectual (the doctor/problem-solving aspect).
I've seen nurse anesthetists work in the OR and think I want to get my BSN in order to eventually to get my CRNA. Im fascinated by anesthesia and do not want to go for an MDA because I've read so much about how an MDA and CRNA are basically the same profession. I love physiology and pharamcology and all kinds of intellectual work/research but also would like to learn how to view the patient in a very holistic, caring manner.
Could it be that the best doctors use their background training of medicine but also have the qualities of a good nurse and that the best nurses use their background training of nursing but also have the intellectual abilities of a doctor?
I want to go into a field that will broaden both my oportunities to grow as a person and learn how to truly care and understand people, but I also can't live with the intellectual stimulation and growth of science and the scientific exploration of the natural world around us.
What is right for me?
Deeva, you can get off your high horse, because I was just trying to give the OP a little advice about the difference between medicine and nursing and the requirements for each (being someone who has been pre-med and has actually completed nursing school-- you can't claim the latter). You don't need to brag to me, cause quite honestly, I really don't care-- I don't know why you feel as though you have something to prove. And if med school is so easy to get into, why didn't you go, huh? Maybe you couldn't even get into a lowly osteopathic school. You really get bent out of shape for someone who's not a physician, a med student, or even a nurse. You've just earned yourself a place on my ignore list.....
Last edit by EmeraldNYL on May 8, '04