Quote from Daisy_08
Fiona-most students are unprepared. The stat seems a little high. I was such a dummy. Op I went to school with grandmothers in thier late 50's. You can always start with the LPN and see if you like it
I didn't quote any statistics!
LPN in AB is two years full time. So OP would be better off doing the after degree.
But honestly, I'd do health records administration or like juli said go oil and gas.
But there are just as many unhappy healthcare consumers out there as there are in the OPs original field. I'd say we have more. Every family member knows how to do our job better than we do. Nursing gets the grunt work. Housekeeping leaves the units by 1515, bed team only does discharges, deepclean team only deep cleans, who gets to deal with the floods, spills, filthy floors? Nursing. Pharmacy closes at 2230, guess who hunts the hospital night locker for drugs or makes up their own IV meds? Nursing. Kitchen screwed up the trays? Nursing gets to sort it out. Wait time in Emerg for a bed, nursing hears all about it when the patient and their posse arrives.
Yup, Health Records Technician looks mighty fine. Own cubicle, no body fluids, no family members, breaks on time....