Being A Patient vs A Nurse

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Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 3 years experience.

I just wanted to throw some words out there. I had my open heart surgery 4 days ago, The last time I was inpatient was when I was 14-- 12 years ago. Being an LPN for over a year now, it's so crazy to be able to connect with every nurse I meet, tell them I'm an LPN and in RN school. Being in a hospital like this really makes me want to work in a hospital someday! It seems so amazing! I'm learning so much and it's really opening my eyes to the hundreds of possibilities of being a nurse. I can't wait to keep moving forward in my education.

The hospital I got to is Children's Hospital in Boston MA, by the way. I've been here my whole life and they won't let me take my cardiac issues anywhere else 🙂 Even though I just turned 26n LOL

Has anyone else had similar experiences?

NotMyProblem MSN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 36 years experience. 2,690 Posts

I've not had your experience but would like to wish you a speedy and uneventful recovery. Focus on healing. The last thing you need is added stressors from nursing school....but yes, the possibilities are plentiful after receiving that RN license. For now, just relax, take notes, and add to the bucket list. 🙂 

chare

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5 hours ago, JabuJabule said:

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The hospital I got to is Children's Hospital in Boston MA, by the way. I've been here my whole life and they won't let me take my cardiac issues anywhere else 🙂 Even though I just turned 26n LOL

Has anyone else had similar experiences?

This is not unusual.  Not only is Boston Children's Hospital one of the premier children's hospitals in the world, they also have a highly rated Adult Congenital Heart Program.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.