Not a nurse yet....but thinking about it

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    Hi! I am new to this group...I am a single mother that is thinking about going to school to become a Labor and Delivery nurse. I was amazed by what everyone said about the nursing profession, but who would know better than those who are involved in it? I thought it would be one of the most rewarding jobs that anyone could have. I need a job that would allow me to support my child on my own, but I sure don't think that nursing is going to make me rich! I have been doing research on the salary of nurses and found that although I am 24 years old, and do not have a degree (and work in the Interior Design field) I make just 25 cents/hour less than one of the women that gave her salary. I am really surprised that so many people would not recommend nursing as a career choice....

    I was curious though, if nursing is a good career choice for single mothers?? I know that may seem to be a stupid question, but I am just weighing my options!

    Thank you, y'all have a great day!!
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    Hi!!

    What I did was volunteer. I decided I was interested in nursing. After volunteering I took a aide position. Working in a hospital gives you an idea, if your interested.

    Keep in mind you'll more than likely start an off shift. I love off shift. But it's difficult getting babysitters/day care. If you have a offshift babysitter....GREAT!

    Good luck with your decision!

    Angela
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    HI I AM A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT AND I LOVE MY JOB AND I DID THIS TO FIRST SEE IF I WOULD ENJOY BECOMING A NURSE AND BELIEVE ME I DO I DO RECOMEND YOU BECOMING A AID JUST TO SEE IF YOU ENJOY IT FIRST AND SOME EMPLOYERS WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    RENEE
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    Hi Renee,
    I applaud your efforts. You know what it is like to do many of the tasks, I believe you will be a great nurse. NA


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