Is Nursing right for me? - page 2

I'm 24 years old with just an Associates degree in Liberal Arts. I'm single with no children at all. I would only be supporting myself. I already took all prerequisites except Anatomy and Physiology.... Read More

  1. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    I think you should research registered dietician more. Look at the education requirements for schools around you for RD's, see if you can find out about job prospects for them. Who cares if they make less than RN's, and quite frankly, I am not sure if that is true, it is certainly not true for everywhere.
  2. Visit  Annaiya profile page
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    Don't get any degree if you aren't fairly sure you will like the job, because it is a ton of wasted time and money then. You sound really undecided, so I think spending some time working in a hospital would be a great thing for you. Usually the easiest job to get is a CNA type job. Depending on the state, sometimes you have to do a short couple of week course and other states, the hospital just trains you in for the job. This would give you a chance to see what RNs, RTs, RDs, PT, OT, speech, rad techs, ultrasound techs, etc. do in the hospital. There are so many different jobs that this would give you chance to talk to people, see what they do and then decide what you like. I think taking a year off school and then going back for what you want to do is much more efficient that spending a couple of years in school only to finish and find out you don't like what you are doing. And if you like kids, look into becoming a child life specialist. It's a job I didn't know existed until I started working at a children's hospital. Good luck figuring out your path
  3. Visit  Purple93 profile page
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    Quote from Annaiya
    Don't get any degree if you aren't fairly sure you will like the job, because it is a ton of wasted time and money then. You sound really undecided, so I think spending some time working in a hospital would be a great thing for you. Usually the easiest job to get is a CNA type job. Depending on the state, sometimes you have to do a short couple of week course and other states, the hospital just trains you in for the job. This would give you a chance to see what RNs, RTs, RDs, PT, OT, speech, rad techs, ultrasound techs, etc. do in the hospital. There are so many different jobs that this would give you chance to talk to people, see what they do and then decide what you like. I think taking a year off school and then going back for what you want to do is much more efficient that spending a couple of years in school only to finish and find out you don't like what you are doing. And if you like kids, look into becoming a child life specialist. It's a job I didn't know existed until I started working at a children's hospital. Good luck figuring out your path
    I second this. I became a cna for this very reason because I thought I wanted to be a nurse but didn't want to go through all that if I didn't like it. Plus I had other healthcare careers in mind and being a cna I often come across people of many different fields. I decided against nursing but I still admire what they do because now I really see everything they go through.


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