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

by sixela21

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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 let me live it down that she... Read More


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    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
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    Quote from JenRNtoBe
    This was truly moving, and so well-written! I myself have completed a CNA course last year. Mostly just to get my feet wet and to see if my passion to be a nurse was something I could do in reality. I have taken a year to think about it, and your post just sealed the envelope. Nursing IS for me. I have not been practicing as a CNA because as sad as it sounds, I can not afford to lose money, and I make more at my 2 retail jobs. I know the experiences would be extremely helpful, I just do not know how to schedule a third job in for myself as a single mom. Anyway... THANK YOU for this post, it was motivating and deeply touching.
    Thank you so much for your kind response. I am really glad you enjoyed reading it. I completely understand your situation as far as "losing" money goes. I currently work with kids, and although it is rewarding, it pays next to nothing, and nursing assistant would definitely be more than just a step up for me, and I would also be gaining much needed experience while still in school. I'm so excited and very moved that this helped to solidify your decision! We all know money is a major factor because we can't live without it, but no amount of money can make you enjoy something you really don't have the heart for. Good luck to you and your son! =) Thank you so much for reading, take care.
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    Thank you so much for the generous comment..I appreciate your taking the time to read my rant! Good luck to you as well--go nurses! =)
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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! =)
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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.
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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.
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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. =)
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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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