Should I give nursing another try? - page 2

I am extremely depressed. My whole family are nurses mother and all my aunts. They kept on telling me nursing is the only way to make money quick. So I enrolled in nursing school but I didnt pass the... Read More

  1. Visit  almostmadeit} profile page
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    Quote from destova
    Firstly, what state are you in and where did you get that data? Remember that average salary reports are an *average* of all reports. So cities with higher cost of living and therefore higher paychecks pull the average up, but those nurses still don't have tons of play money due to the cost of living in their city.

    Secondly, I hate to break your bubble, but there are few jobs that require minimal effort and pay amazing right out of the box. Well, legal ones that is.

    Third(ly?), most people eventually figure out that even the most well intentioned loved ones give advice that isn't the best. Sometimes it's that they are projecting onto you, other times they don't know you as well as they think, or any other number of reasons. You need to make choices for you and no one else.

    Best of luck.
    I kive in florida. I asked a nurse at clinicals how much starting rate is
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  3. Visit  nursel56} profile page
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    The sequence of events you relate is a little confusing. You live at home, you left nursing school in your last semester and began to study with the thought of being a magazine editor? Didn't they notice the stuff you were bringing home had changed quite a bit?

    Anyway, there are many resources on the net that will give you the information you need, but I would avoid using the phrase about "making money quick". It tends to put people off right away.. Here is a link to get you started. There are some good tools on the bottom of the page and you know you won't get a sales pitch. Just a caution - they may still be using nursing statistics that paint a rosier scenario about the demand for nurses.

    http://www.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm

    H
    ope you learn from this painful episode and avoid sabotaging yourself again. Best wishes!
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  4. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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    Go get a job at Starbucks. I'm sorry, but you seriously need to step away from everything for a while and grow up a bit. Before you completely screw up your transcript with half hearted money motivated attempts at quick money.
    Or go to ITT Tech. I here medical assisting is a lucrative profession where you save lives and wear cute scrubs.
  5. Visit  almostmadeit} profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump
    Go get a job at Starbucks. I'm sorry, but you seriously need to step away from everything for a while and grow up a bit. Before you completely screw up your transcript with half hearted money motivated attempts at quick money.
    Or go to ITT Tech. I here medical assisting is a lucrative profession where you save lives and wear cute scrubs.
    In life, we all have to make a living. Lets say I love to sing and I want to become a rock star. Only VERY few people make it as rock stars. We all need to eat and shelter
  6. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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    Quote from almostmadeit

    In life, we all have to make a living. Lets say I love to sing and I want to become a rock star. Only VERY few people make it as rock stars. We all need to eat and shelter
    We do. So go make a living.
    I don't need the lecture. I have adequate food and shelter, thanks to hard work and planning by my husband and I. As the person in the conversation who's about to be homeless, perhaps you should be taking the advice of others.

    And, btw, Starbucks does pay you with actual. Money. The stuff that buys food and shelter.
  7. Visit  PMFB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from almostmadeit
    RN's in my state start at 50,000. Entry level nurses are the richest proffesion in the world!
    $50K isn't much when one considers the responsibiliety, stress, and pure hard labor involved in being an RN. Have you thought about joining the military? Not a sure thing as I understand they are being very picky these days but might be worth looking into. The army pays best for enlisted for most 4 year enlistees. They have their own LPN programs too.
  8. Visit  not.done.yet} profile page
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    I am confused by your blustering. Even if you got back into nursing school right this second you would have over a year of work to do before you can take NCLEX and then as much as as year before you find your first job. Longer if you think you will make 50K or more. And given that you failed out, getting back in is going to take time as well. You have 2.5 to 3 years before you get anywhere near the assumptions you are making being even a half reality.

    Get a job. Stabilize your life and then go forward with thoughtfulness and responsibility, not frantic insanity based on outside pressures and half truths.

    You sound young, immature, terrified and wanting a quick and easy way out. There isn't one. Get to work.
  9. Visit  PMFB-RN} profile page
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    Here you go. Very high pay, on the job training, no college degree required. Relocation required. I don't recomend it but it does seem to offer everything you are looking for.

    Moonlite BunnyRanch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  10. Visit  CherylRNBSN} profile page
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    Wow. Just wow.

    I am a passionate RN who started out as a junior volunteer at hospital at age of 14. Nurse tech during high school. Then, LPN. Then ADN. Then BSN.

    I DO NOT want to be harsh and am not really speaking to you in particular, but to nursing in general.

    To all of you who thought it was quick path to guaranteed 50K job, you do not understand what nursing is, or what it requires. You really are doing the PROFESSION a disservice.

    I would certainly not want my child to have a teacher who became a teacher b/c he/she couldn't figure out what else to major in!! Passion is a REQUIREMENT for being good at what you do!!
    Nursing is obviously NOT your calling. Please go find it, and leave nursing to people who are passionate about being patient advocates!
    You will NOT be a successful nurse on any meaningful level if you are looking for $$$. Or should I say $?
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  11. Visit  CherylRNBSN} profile page
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    Please do not take what I said personally. You are very young, and struggling. (I have been there in my own way.) My comments really were addressed to those considering making your mistake.

    But to you...I wish you the best of luck. You are young. Take some time to really THINK about what you want to do, and find what MAKES YOU HAPPY. The money will follow. All 50K of it, and possibly much more. Nursing is hard, and 50k is about the most you will make without serious dedication and excelling at what you do.
  12. Visit  futurenurseOB} profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump

    We do. So go make a living.
    I don't need the lecture. I have adequate food and shelter, thanks to hard work and planning by my husband and I. As the person in the conversation who's about to be homeless, perhaps you should be taking the advice of others.

    And, btw, Starbucks does pay you with actual. Money. The stuff that buys food and shelter.
    I think that's a bit much and a little unfair. Everyone was young before. I'm sure no one has mocked you when you asked for advice from potential mentors about life decisions. No one is born rich or knowing how their life will plan out. She is 22. I'm sure you are much older. Everyone deserves a chance and respectful advice and constructive criticism. I don't know if yours is constructive or just plain mean. You didn't have to respond. Especially so personal when I didn't see any reason for your response being the way it was.
    You could've sent the same message in different wording and it wouldn't have sounded so harsh
  13. Visit  futurenurseOB} profile page
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    Sweetheart every one was young and dumb before. Not calling you dumb. But I think the stripper postings are just mean. You can work a regular job to make money until you do find out what it is you want to do. I am CERTAIN there are many more who do it for the money who can care less about the patients or anything else( they won't say it tho) and a few just may be on this forum
  14. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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    Quote from futurenurseOB

    I think that's a bit much and a little unfair. Everyone was young before. I'm sure no one has mocked you when you asked for advice from potential mentors about life decisions. No one is born rich or knowing how their life will plan out. She is 22. I'm sure you are much older. Everyone deserves a chance and respectful advice and constructive criticism. I don't know if yours is constructive or just plain mean. You didn't have to respond. Especially so personal when I didn't see any reason for your response being the way it was.
    You could've sent the same message in different wording and it wouldn't have sounded so harsh
    I could have.
    In fact, I did send the same message with different wording first, yet you chose to quote my response to her response to me.
    What you call mean, I call straight shooting. Whatev. You have no idea the restraint it took to NOT be the first one to bring up stripping. I was pretty proud of myself
    Last edit by Stephalump on Jun 12, '12


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