What to do? - page 3

by lw34

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I'm not sure what to do. I'm currently a pre-nursing student and have a year of pre-reqs. left before applying to clinicals. The reason that I am becoming a nurse is because my husband wants me to. Now please don't get me... Read More


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    Quote from itsnowornever
    My husband is a police officer and responded to an ADW at an ER, why? Because a patient pulled a knife and nearly stabbed a nurse. She was safe, but the cops going in to get him got slashed a bit. It's not entirely a safe job.
    Well there you go; maybe this incident will open his eyes a little more and he'll accept your dreams and actually encourage you. Being a front line worker is no joke and no safer than some other jobs out there but your passions dictate the path to follow. Good for you for going back to CJ!
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    I would not treat marriage so lightly.... as both of you seem to be doing in the teeny tiny blip we can see in a couple of posts.

    It is reasonable for a husband to be concerned about his wife's safety.

    And to have real input in her career choices as they both should have in nearly every aspect of life.

    You say you are interested in medicine - there are many careers in medicine that have no contact with needles or even sightings of them.

    Perhaps you could both explore these other careers rather than ignoring/dismissing each other's concerns.
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    Quote from makingstrides
    This is really weird.
    I think so too. Is this a fake post? If not, then I personally can't not grasp why someone would allow someone else to dictate their life. Now I know I have an extremely independent (and rare) personality type but still come on now. If this is true then this is sad. Don't do something you don't want to do to please him.

    And nursing is NOT safe and he may still get that call. I can't tell you how many times I've heard a code called over the PA system because a person is being aggressive with staff. I've never been assaulted at work but would have been if I hadn't taken a healthcare worker defense class that I was required to attend when I was a Clinical Manager. I deflected a punch that was being thrown at me.

    If you enjoy CJ then continue with that. Not saying not to cause disharmony in your marriage but apparently disharmony is already there. You can compromise, go for CJ but not a probation officer or corrections officer. I have a friend who works with under served women with her CJ degree. There are many things you can do with that degree besides being a PO or CO.

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    Last edit by DoeRN on Jan 19, '13
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    Quote from edimo

    Well there you go; maybe this incident will open his eyes a little more and he'll accept your dreams and actually encourage you. Being a front line worker is no joke and no safer than some other jobs out there but your passions dictate the path to follow. Good for you for going back to CJ!
    I wasn't the OP LOL. My husband would encourage whatever my dream was, practical or ridiculous!


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