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Opinions on Becoming a Nurse - page 2

When I first told friends and family that I was considering pursuing a nursing career, every one of them said "Oh, you'd be GREAT as a nurse." And every one of those twirps followed it up with... Read More

  1. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    Quote from C.A.S
    A lot of inflated egos. Too smart to be a nurse? What the heck does that mean? Should that be a compliment to you or a castigation to the nursing profession.
    Well my dear(s), hate to deflate your ego, it's MUCH BIGGER than you are.
    I think it is an insult wrapped in a compliment. One of those pitying sighs and oh, I think you could do better statements. Most likely it means the person has no idea what being a nurse is even about.
  2. Visit  Mandy0728 profile page
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    Oh no, I completely agree about not choosing it based on nursing shortage. In our area, there's so many nursing jobs available & surprisingly a handful of them don't require experience.
  3. Visit  Jlm1206 profile page
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    Where I live (Miss) most of the hospitals have new graduate nurse programs set up specifically to employ new grads. I'm excited! The pay is good, and nursing can stabilize my financials. I can afford to get married to the love of my life, build a house and start a family. In North Miss a BSN nurse at a hospital is hard to come by. They employ mainly ADN and I'm pretty sure it's because of the lack of BSN schools. Miss only has 5 or 6 BSN schools in the entire state
  4. Visit  mz23 profile page
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    Quote from Nurse2BeInGA
    First rule of any employment (and that includes student nursing): Don't get your money and your honey from the same place. Leave that married man alone.

    Lol nooo. I would never go for a married man. And i dont think my doctor is interested in me. He said i remind him of his daughter. We're both trouble makers *eye roll*
  5. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from Jlm1206
    Where I live (Miss) most of the hospitals have new graduate nurse programs set up specifically to employ new grads. I'm excited! The pay is good, and nursing can stabilize my financials. I can afford to get married to the love of my life, build a house and start a family. In North Miss a BSN nurse at a hospital is hard to come by. They employ mainly ADN and I'm pretty sure it's because of the lack of BSN schools. Miss only has 5 or 6 BSN schools in the entire state
    That's awesome! Most hospitals in my area have GN programs, but they're super competitive? You have to have > 3.0 and a high exit HESI/ATI score just to qualify and most spots are actually filled internally anyway. And of course, almost all require BSNs. I have a good shot as a spot as an internal applicant, but most of my class is SOL :-/

    It's great that you live in such a good area for new grads! It eliminates a lot of the worry.
    Having fewer BSN programs really does help. There are at least 6 just in my city.
  6. Visit  Jlm1206 profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump

    That's awesome! Most hospitals in my area have GN programs, but they're super competitive? You have to have > 3.0 and a high exit HESI/ATI score just to qualify and most spots are actually filled internally anyway. And of course, almost all require BSNs. I have a good shot as a spot as an internal applicant, but most of my class is SOL :-/

    It's great that you live in such a good area for new grads! It eliminates a lot of the worry.
    Having fewer BSN programs really does help. There are at least 6 just in my city.
    Yea it helps to find and keep a job but I'm at a disadvantage if I were to apply to a bridge program. Most in MS are not online and the closest one is in Memphis but I don't really want to go there, so I could apply to a school 2 hrs away and hope for the best. It's in Gods hands
  7. Visit  nancynice profile page
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    When I decided to go into nursing, I didn't really have friends who were supportive, but that wasn't on my mind at the time. I had 3 children to feed, and was sick of my job. That's all I needed to know! I worked evenings at a call center to make ends meet. Now, I have a couple kids who are teachers, and I'd say we all have a bit of a "bossy" streak in us.
    Last edit by DidiRN on Jul 18, '13 : Reason: TOS
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  8. Visit  Emilyktee profile page
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    Quote from nancynice
    When I decided to go into nursing, I didn't really have friends who were supportive, but that wasn't on my mind at the time. I had 3 children to feed, and was sick of my job. That's all I needed to know! I worked evenings at a call center to make ends meet. Now, I have a couple kids who are teachers, and I'd say we all have a bit of a "bossy" streak in us.



    LOVED YOUR STORY!!!
    Last edit by DidiRN on Jul 18, '13
  9. Visit  DadStudentPerhaps profile page
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    I live in N. Mississippi also. Methodist is paying Nurses a nice bonus referral fee... My wife's a RN at Methodist G'Town
  10. Visit  ShelbyaStar profile page
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    My family was very surprised. I already had a degree that turned out to be not so useful, and I used to be pretty squeamish but seem to have gotten over it. Also my mom used to be a nurse and I swore up and down that I was NOT INTERESTED. Things change!


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