i should hopefully
be starting an accelerated adn class in october, and continuing on to my bsn immediately following. i hope to work one year in l&d, because right now thats what i really want to do, but we'll see once i start my clinicals, and following, a year or two in an intensive care unit and possibly apply for crna school.
i am 22 now, and i calculated that by the time i am done with crna school, if all goes as planned, which rarely happens, i would be about 32 when i graduate.. someone once told me "well youll be 32 anyways, why not be a crna".
from what i hear in these threads, nursing school, in general is alllll you do while youre in school- you have no life outside of it.. ive been working in a nursing home as a cna to get some experience, and ive seen alot of people die- and death has just in general become more real to me & ive come to realize how short life is-
so my question is, do you all regret your many years of education? i feel like i would be dedicating the next 10 years solely on my education & i just think... that's like... 1/8th possibly of my life... is it worth it?
also, as a crna, what exactly are your job duties? is it constant epidurals or anesthetics & nothing in between? do you truly enjoy your job? and is it better that being a floor nurse?
any and all info above & beyond that would be awesome!