Nursing as a second career
- 0Feb 2, '04 by ninasI'd like to hear from people who have chosen nursing as a second career. What makes nursing attractive to a mature adult with work experience in other areas? Did you think about nursing the first time around?
- 0Feb 2, '04 by RNPATLOriginally posted by ninas
I'd like to hear from people who have chosen nursing as a second career. What makes nursing attractive to a mature adult with work experience in other areas? Did you think about nursing the first time around?
Are you considering a change in your career direction?
- 0Feb 8, '04 by orrnloriI was in banking for 20 years before I went to school to become a nurse. I've been an RN now for almost 6 years. I chose nursing because I could get the license with about 2 1/2 years of classes, there was (and still is) a shortage, and they can't figure out a way to replace us with computers, and because I could earn about the same amount of money. The flexibility of hours appealed to me, this is a double edged sword, however. The hours can suck (sorry to be so indelicate) especially when just starting out.
I knew I would never be a touchy-feely type nurse because I'm not a touchy-feely person, I don't like bedside nursing. I work in the OR, like the technology, the team work, and the fact I only have one patient to worry about at any given moment. Had I not gotten into the OR on my first try I doubt I would still be a nurse.
- 0Feb 8, '04 by Ufuoma OkomeI choose nursing as a second career because I felt that my present job was going nowhere. I have a B.S and am making much less than $40,000 .If I graduate with an associate degree in nursing with an RN licence I believe I will be making much more than this . I also like the fact that with nursing you can basically choose the shedule you want to work .I also truly believe that I may be able to make a difference to my patients in some way or the other.