Pre-nursing: A Love Story... - page 2

I do not yet have tear-jerking or moving story of my triumphs and experiences as a nurse--this is my account of my journey to find one. To this day, a very close family friend of mine still will not... Read More

  1. Visit  sixela21 profile page
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    Quote from whoa-now
    Well written, right words... Girl you hit the nail on the head in your article in so many ways and on so many levels. I have a feeling with your smarts and your thoughtfulness. Not to mention your attitude and your wit. The good lord will bless you in whatever you do. No matter where your path will ultimately take you. You will get there with grace and a smile. Good luck and god bless
    Thank you so much for the generous comment and taking the time to read my rant! Good luck to you to in all of your endeavors--go nurses! =)
  2. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    " unfortunately, nursing skill set would not necessarily make one better prepared for medical school in terms of credits already earned. "

    why "unfortunately"? should we feel deprived? should we be regretful? not being argumentative, i'm trying to make people think of the implications of your choice of words if they agree with them.
  3. Visit  Mully profile page
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    Awesome article. You're a writer!

    I too had so many of the same thoughts as you, and continue to have those thoughts as I begin my nursing career. I graduated as an RN in April, and although it was a long hard road, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I now work on Step Down at my local hospital, and even though its pretty nerve racking to know that I am the nurse and no longer the CNA, and the decisions I make have a lot more weight to them, I love every minute of my job and I actually look forward to going to work. That's a feeling very few people have.

    You'll go far. I have no doubt of that. I'm going far too, so I guess I'll see you when we get there.
  4. Visit  sixela21 profile page
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    Quote from grntea
    " unfortunately, nursing skill set would not necessarily make one better prepared for medical school in terms of credits already earned. "

    why "unfortunately"? should we feel deprived? should we be regretful? not being argumentative, i'm trying to make people think of the implications of your choice of words if they agree with them.
    no, not at all. you previously brought up the topic of teachers being able to directly ascend the career advancement ladder and become principles if they wanted to. there is nothing wrong with being a nurse at all. i personally have no desire to be a doctor at all or go through 8 years of school to become one.

    i was referring to the fact that although nurses have an almost parallel knowledge to doctors as far as certain medical issues go (especially practitioners and those with a doctorate in the field), that knowledge would not help you directly advance to m.d if you so chose to go that route. many nurses later consider medical school. it would, however, help you in terms of already having medical knowledge. advancement in the nursing field pretty much ends with a doctorate in nursing practice. once again, i appreciate your taking the time out to read. =)
  5. Visit  sixela21 profile page
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    Quote from Mully
    Awesome article. You're a writer!

    I too had so many of the same thoughts as you, and continue to have those thoughts as I begin my nursing career. I graduated as an RN in April, and although it was a long hard road, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I now work on Step Down at my local hospital, and even though its pretty nerve racking to know that I am the nurse and no longer the CNA, and the decisions I make have a lot more weight to them, I love every minute of my job and I actually look forward to going to work. That's a feeling very few people have.

    You'll go far. I have no doubt of that. I'm going far too, so I guess I'll see you when we get there.
    Congrats on your graduation!! Like I said in the article, it takes a special, patient, brilliant person to make it through nursing school in one piece! I would love to borrow some of the energy you used to get through it lol. Thank you for your gracious compliment--author was one of the many career choices on that long list I mentioned earlier lol. I actually was never that great at science or math in high school. Literature, music, and art were my only strong suits, but here I am with the rest of you lovely souls, pursuing nursing. It's you guys who are currently living the reality and saving lives that are my inspiration. I will definitely be looking to you guys on allnurses for more advice when I get my CNA license lol. Take care =)


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