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    It seems there is so much negativity regarding nursing. I am starting nursing school next month and it is something I am very excited about. It is a little scary to begin with since I am in a pretty good career to begin with and haven't been to school in a long time. I just wish someone out there could give me some reassurance that nursing isn't all bad as I so often see here. I am going for LPN to start with and later will go back for RN. I also, have a question about specialties. In the business I am in now, becoming a specialist in a certain area is where things seem to going. As an LPN, are there any classes to take to go into a specialty or can you only specialize as an RN? Are we really limited as an LPN? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    Nursing is great most of the time its like any job it has its moments! I work in a neonatal unit in the UK I have been here for 6 years now. I havent moved because I enjoy the work and I like the people I work with. It is **** when you are short staffed VVV busy any you dont quite know when the next drink , break is comming BUT seeing families go home, seeing babies and mums smile , seeing the babies come back for appointments Christmas etc. Knowing I made a difference. thats what makes it worthwile. If I wasn't a nurse what would I do I DONT KNOW!!!
    Originally posted by kristi:
    <STRONG>It seems there is so much negativity regarding nursing. I am starting nursing school next month and it is something I am very excited about. It is a little scary to begin with since I am in a pretty good career to begin with and haven't been to school in a long time. I just wish someone out there could give me some reassurance that nursing isn't all bad as I so often see here. I am going for LPN to start with and later will go back for RN. I also, have a question about specialties. In the business I am in now, becoming a specialist in a certain area is where things seem to going. As an LPN, are there any classes to take to go into a specialty or can you only specialize as an RN? Are we really limited as an LPN? Any feedback would be appreciated.</STRONG>
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    There are many ups and downs to this interesting career!! One thing for sure is you will have job security where ever you choose to live. Nursing gives one time for a family life; and the flexibility of a unique schedule. The negatives have to do with money after you have been in the field many years. A nurse of 20 yrs isn't compensated much more than a new nurse--since administration feels they do the same job. [I]


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