how is it like?

  1. I'm starting college next summer and since i was like 13, I've always wanted to be an RN, preferably working with babies or delivering moms, of course i haven't totally decided yet. I just want to know, how is nursing like? How about nursing school? What do you like about your job?
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  3. by   JoshuaC
    Quote from tater29
    I'm starting college next summer and since i was like 13, I've always wanted to be an RN, preferably working with babies or delivering moms, of course i haven't totally decided yet. I just want to know, how is nursing like? How about nursing school? What do you like about your job?
    You might have better luck asking this question in the general nursing forum..
  4. by   tater29
    ok, thanks
  5. by   BeccaznRN
    I can't answer about how nursing is, but as far as nursing school goes....I love it! It's difficult, challenging, and I haven't had a social life in the past three semesters (graduating in December!), but I still love it. I love the nursing profession and what it stands for, and I'm so ready to become a part of it!
  6. by   EricJRN
    Tater,

    I'm a Neonatal ICU nurse and I love it. For more responses, you might check out the Nursing Career Advice Forum.

    Also, this thread in the NICU Forum is great. I especially like the third post.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f33/poll...cu-101076.html
  7. by   SteveNNP
    I also work in a level III Neonatal ICU, with hopes of getting my neonatal RNC certification and my NNP someday. Eric and I both deal with critically ill preemies and term babies, as well as their families. I love the ability to be in the delivery room one minute, resuscitating a 24 week preemie before rushing him to our unit, where I am responsible for his total care, involving drips, IV's arterial lines, umbilical lines, special high-frequency oscillator ventilators, chest tubes, surgeries, etc. It's very rewarding to see a baby you've taken care of for months go from being a 18 oz preemie to a 6 pounder ready to go home. Like the commercial, it's priceless.


    SteveRN21
  8. by   Daytonite
    hi, tater29!

    here is lots of information for you to explore about nursing. happy reading!

    http://www.discovernursing.com/

    http://www.nursingsociety.org/career/cmap.html

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...ers/42226.html - "thinking about nursing school? consider your many options" from the college board.

    http://www.wetfeet.com/content/careers/nursing.aspx - about nursing from webfeet.com

    http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm - about registered nursing from the u.s. department of labor

    http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm - about lpn nursing from the u.s. department of labor

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...ers/45263.html - "ten questions to ask yourself" about nursing and if it might be right for you

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...reers/228.html - this is a career worksheet put together by college board.com (the people who write the sat and clep tests!). this is for those of you who aren't quite sure that nursing is for you and something you can do to help you make that decision.

    http://www.hospitalsoup.com/day/archives.asp - a day in the life. . .of a critical care nurse educator, professor of nursing, operating room manager and emergency room nurse. there is another link to the description of and informatics nurse at the same site

    http://www.wetfeet.com/content/real%...20nelseon.aspx - "robert nelseon, registered staff nurse in the health care industry". read about the day in the life of an intensive care unit nurse.

    http://www.wetfeet.com/content/real%...nikkicoda.aspx - "joan nikkicoda, nurse practitioner in the health care industry". read about the day in the life of a family nurse practitioner who specializes in cardiac care.

    http://www.wetfeet.com/content/real%...99connell.aspx - "maria o'connel, psychiatric nurse". read about the day in the life of a psychiatric nurse who works on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit.

    http://www.lopez1.com/lopez/nurses.v...ama.nurses.htm - nurses writing about their views of the nursing profession

    welcome to allnurses!

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