changing careers

  1. This site has been a huge help to me. I am 48 yrs. old and coming out of a 19 yr. teaching career. I have enjoyed the younger ones and now I want to give some time to the older ones. I think I am leaning toward
    CNA and then LPN or RN. After reading a few comments that was posted to the site; I can see that if I decide to continue this new career in nursing,I know that this site will be a great deal of help to me just as has been in the time that I have spent reading comments from different people.
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    Joined: Dec '09; Posts: 2; Likes: 1
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  3. by   Papadog
    hi, i signed in today as i saw your comments on , catheters and iv's for aquapheresis, I'm in new zealand and we don't do this procedure, I bought a aquadex flexflow from usa, doctors here won't use it so I HAVE MY GRANDSON wanting to do the procedure, he doesn't want me passing without us trying. fluid retention is what I have, and have no other way to relieve it. we are learning as much as we can as we have no experience other then a possibility.
  4. by   Rachel_Nurse08
    At 48, I would recommend becoming a nurse because CNA work is too strenuous on the body, preferably the back. Best of wishes in your new travels
  5. by   Workitinurfava
    Go for nurse educator but I believe you will need your Masters degree. Floor nursing can be strenuous to the point of forcing early retirement for many nurses and even career switching. Good luck!
  6. by   Male2017RN
    I went from working retail for 9 years to RN. If would be a great idea to be a tech in a acute hospital in my opinion before getting a job as an RN. Plus most hospitals pay like $2-3 more for someone with that experience.
  7. by   victor70
    I'm looking for an combination online RN training with campus: I'm an IMG, MD wishing to quickly complete the training. Any school recommendation that has an accelerated programs for international medical graduates, MDs?