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Teachers Becoming Nurses

  1. 0 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.
    Brooke
  2. Visit  bblair profile page

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    Joined Nov '06; Posts: 25.

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  3. Visit  JaxiaKiley profile page
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    I was never actually a teacher, but that was the other career I seriously considered Good luck on starting in August!
  4. Visit  foxyhill21 profile page
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    I had thought about teaching, but I do not like to deal with disobedient children and the parents that uphold their disobedient behavior
  5. Visit  RaggedyRN profile page
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    I 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!
  6. Visit  Heloisea3 profile page
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    I 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)
  7. Visit  NurseRachy profile page
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh,
    I would LOVE to be a teacher. Mother was a teacher - really don't know how i ended up nursing..... can we please swap qualifications?
    Rachel
  8. Visit  Heloisea3 profile page
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    :yeahthat: I would be more than happy to trade credentials with you. By the way, my mom was a nurse. I don't know why I went into teaching.
  9. Visit  stpauligirl profile page
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    Quote from bblair
    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.
    Brooke
    I 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.
    Maybe I can become a school nurse and have the best of both worlds since I truly love to work with kids.
  10. Visit  1964RNfromTX profile page
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    As 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!
  11. Visit  grnmtngirl profile page
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    I 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
  12. Visit  lisabeth profile page
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    I guess I was about halfway through when I decided teaching was NOT what I wanted to do. I stayed in limbo for about 5 years.
  13. Visit  not_quite_sure profile page
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    Quote from Heloisea3
    I 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)
    I think I could have posted that! I'm currently in my second year of teaching, and am looking into nursing as an option. Just found out that my wife is expecting a child(!), so my plans to quit teaching in the fall will have to wait for insurance purposes. I'm planning on getting the CNA qualification this summer and moving into it a little at a time. Anyone know of any part-time (i.e., 2 year) LVN/LPN programs? I'd like to continue working until I can work full-time in nursing. I'm in Tyler, Texas. I'm open to other types of jobs, as well, just need to have insurance, now more than ever.
  14. Visit  MessyJessie profile page
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    Hey all! I'm in my second year of teaching and going into an accelerated BSN/MSN program in the summer/fall (not sure where yet). I LOVE teaching, but both my parents are physicians so I basically grew up in the hospital and miss it terribly. I'm teaching at an all-girls high school, and am going to back to school to go into peds (with the hopes of working with adolescent girls at high risk for eating disorders, depression, cutting, etc. in the future).

    To be honest, I really view health professions as a type of very important education. If you're a solid teacher who has compassion for your students (a sense of cura personalis for my latin geeks out there), I don't think you'll have any problem translating that into being a solid nurse. Good luck to everyone!


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