Should I give nursing another try? - page 4

by almostmadeit 9,337 Views | 61 Comments

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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    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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    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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    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.
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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
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    There are literally no good high paying jobs besides nursing. I realize that now.
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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.
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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.
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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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    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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    It is VERY apparent from your other posts that you and nursing school were not a good fit the first time around. Please don't take out any more loans for a profession whose only draw for you is a perceived high salary level. I say 'perceived' because there is much more volatility to nursing salaries than you are apparently aware. Plus, read all of the (quite frankly) desperate new grads who have been searching for months if not years to find that first job. And these are new nurses who would take a position at ANY salary in order to get their foot in the door. Usually, going for the quick & easy solution only backfires in the end.


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