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what age did you decide to become a nurse

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by Nursetobe25 Nursetobe25 (Member)

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What age**

If you were a career changer what did you do before?

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Age 30ish?

Before becoming a nurse I worked at home running a business (I was an herbalist and had a retail business selling the herbal tinctures and salves I created), as well as working as an independent contractor doing editing and proofreading, and I did some writing for magazines, newsletters, etc.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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I was 20 or 21. It was my first career, although I had 2 yrs of coursework towards a music degree finished at the time. I had worked as a CNA for a few years, and back in high school I was a paid church organist (so services, weddings, funerals, etc.) but I wouldn't have considered those careers; I had no intention of doing either long-term

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Everline specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

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I think I was 43. I was in social services for about a decade, then I stayed home and raised my daughter for many years before I went to nursing school.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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14. Carol Hathaway was my favorite character on ER and she got to make out with Dr. Ross AKA George Clooney.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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18. I was enrolled in Fisher College of Business when I decided that route was not the way to go. I hated that I wasted a year but I'm glad I found out sooner than later.

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sistrmoon has 13 years experience and specializes in Oncology.

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27. I was HR manager for a startup IT consulting company before that.

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I was 43 when I took the plunge.

I filled various engineering roles prior to becoming a nurse.

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mc3 has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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I was 31 when I made the decision. I started applying at 33. I was 37 when I got into nursing school and 40 when I got licensed.

ETA: People were pushing for me to go into nursing 15 years ago. I wasn't ready for it. You should do it when you're mentally ready to take on a serious challenge.

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JBudd has 39 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Trauma, Teaching.

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I was 9. My mom gave me a paper from 5th grade I had written, about future careers. I wanted to be a nurse and a missionary. Done and doing both.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I was 43 when I took the plunge.

I filled various engineering roles prior to becoming a nurse.

Good to see you back

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