Should I give nursing another try? - page 3

by almostmadeit

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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 practicum and failed med surg... Read More


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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.

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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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    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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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    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
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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.
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