Should I give nursing another try? - page 3

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  ArtisticNurse profile page
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    The world's richest men and women aren't nurses. So, definitely, nursing is not the only way to make money.

    My husband earns the same as nurses do but he is in the IT industry. IT is a likewise progressive profession especially that most companies are relying on technology such as software, internet, and now, mobile.

    Check out this list by CNN Money. It features the 20 highest-paying jobs. They also have other lists such as most satisfying jobs, etc.

    I have been through the same thing. I thought I hated nursing but I realize now that I only disliked parts of nursing or the people around me when I was studying.

    Until now, I still have a wide range of interest. At first, those interests confused me if nursing is really for me. But now, I view them more as assets to explore more specialties of nursing.

    For example: an interest in Law? -- there's Legal Practice Nurse ; an interest in Computers? -- there's Nurse Informatics; an interest in Journalism? -- you can be a Health Journalist or a Hospital Communications Professional.

    As the other posts say, all of these have something in common -- determination and commitment to be the best. If you're the best, hence, you earn and are paid more.

    The band ACDC says it best:
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  3. Visit  futurenurseOB profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump

    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
    Like I said if her post bothered you that much! You didn't have to reply
  4. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from futurenurseOB

    Like I said if her post bothered you that much! You didn't have to reply
    But I have the choice to, so I did. Thanks for laying my options out for me, though.

    By the way, you don't have to reply to this...just in case you're wondering.
  5. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    As a reminder, please refrain from personal attacks and stick to the topic at hand. If you have concerns regarding the content of this or any other thread please utilize the report button in the lower left hand of the post that concerns. Thanks!
  6. Visit  cally527 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!
    I just love that she is young enough to still think that starting at $50K makes it a rich profession. Please keep that attitude about money!
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  7. Visit  almostmadeit profile page
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    I didn't like nursing the first time I tried it but I realize that there are no other jobs that will pay as much as nursing. At least not entry level, has any one failed nursing and went back in it? Also nursing is really flexible, no other job offers that. Do I have to retake the teas?
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  8. Visit  ElSea profile page
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    Whatever you decide, make sure Nursing is what you really want to be doing. Don't just go in for the money. Also, I'm not sure but I think you'd need to retake the test based on how many years ago you took the first one. Good Luck.
  9. Visit  almostmadeit profile page
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    Quote from ElSea
    Whatever you decide, make sure Nursing is what you really want to be doing. Don't just go in for the money. Also, I'm not sure but I think you'd need to retake the test based on how many years ago you took the first one. Good Luck.
    I took it 2 years ago
  10. Visit  almostmadeit profile page
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    There are literally no good high paying jobs besides nursing. I realize that now.
  11. Visit  ElSea profile page
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    Quote from almostmadeit
    I took it 2 years ago
    Contact the school & see what their policy is. That's the best way to know for sure.
  12. Visit  RubySlippers06 profile page
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    1. Dental hygienist
    2. EMT-paramedic

    Those are associate's degree jobs that make decent money. From this post, and previous posts I've seen of yours, it really doesn't seem like you want to be a nurse. The stress is not worth the $$ if you hate doing it. What else interests you? Would you be interested in teaching? Teachers don't make amazing money but the schedule is nice and you make enough to live off of. If I were you, I'd stop worrying about how much money a career makes and focus on what you are interested in. The money will follow. You can google different degrees that you may like to find out what you can do with it.

    I'm not trying to sound rude. You just seem to be going back and forth a lot but the only reason you come back is bc the possible income.
    DizzyLizzyNurse and Rose_Queen like this.
  13. Visit  MsSocalRN profile page
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    Absolutely not! If you didn't like it the first time you won't like it now! Don't go into a career because it's flexible and you can make good money! You will be one miserable person in the long run! You only have one life make the best of it! Do something that you love! You will be the nurse nobody wants to work with because eventually it will start showing in your work that you hate nursing!
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  14. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    No, please don't. I am not discouraging you if that's all you can imagine doing because you love the subject and love caring for your patients. But it sounds like you are in it for the money. I don't know if you have read other threads but landing a nursing job these days is not a walk in the park. There are other good careers.


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