Teachers Becoming Nurses
- 0Dec 8, '06 by bblairIn looking around this site, I have seen seveal mention that they are teachers who are going/went into nursing. I am currently teaching middle school, and hoping to start nursing school in August. I was just curious how many educators-turned-nurses there are out there.
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- 0Dec 8, '06 by RaggedyRNI was a teacher..guess I still am. I still have a current license. I liked teaching but love nursing. I've been a nurse for a little over a year. I spent a year in cardiac step down, now I'm a pediatric ICU nurse and love it!! Just can't seem to stay away from the kiddos.
Good luck to you. It is do-able and I think it was worth it!
- 0Dec 9, '06 by Heloisea3I was a teacher before I decided to go back to school for nursing. I quit once I decided to go back to school. I am finishing my prerequisites this semester. I plan to apply to the nursing program in January so that I can hopefully start in the fall. I enjoyed my first two years teaching, but I hated every year after that. There were so many things I didn't like about it. For example, I got really sick of the politics involved and with having to focus all of my attention on the TAKS test (standardized test here in Texas). I had thought about quitting for several years before finally making the leap. I am really looking forward to it. By the way, my husband is also a teacher, and he plans to quit as soon as I am finished with nursing school. He is looking forward to doing something else. Good luck to all of you who are leaving another career to begin nursing.
#1 reason for ditching the classroom for the hospital - goodbye mornings, hello nights (after nursing school, of course)
- 0Dec 13, '06 by stpauligirlQuote from bblairI was halfway through my teaching degree and changed directions. I love both....so if things don't work out with me and nursing school I'll gladly go back and finish my Bachelors in education.In looking around this site, I have seen seveal mention that they are teachers who are going/went into nursing. I am currently teaching middle school, and hoping to start nursing school in August. I was just curious how many educators-turned-nurses there are out there.
Maybe I can become a school nurse and have the best of both worlds since I truly love to work with kids.
- 0Dec 14, '06 by 1964RNfromTXAs a nurse, you will ALSO be a teacher. You will spend a good part of your time teaching. You will teach about diagnoses, about medications, about treatments, and so forth and so on. So you see, you'll still be a teacher, it's just that the subject has changed.
Good luck to you!
- 0Dec 23, '06 by grnmtngirlI was an elementary teacher for 3 years before going to nursing school. I was surprised at how much teaching is part of my work now. It is a key factor in my clinical reviews and I get consistently high marks in things pertaining to my educational development and my patient education during clinical rotations. I enjoy that teaching is a big part of my nursing and has proved so helpful!
1 semester to go!Last edit by grnmtngirl on Dec 23, '06