Jump to content

Do any of you think about going to med school?

Pre-Nursing   (8,586 Views 42 Comments)
by RN to be soon RN to be soon (Member) Member

587 Profile Views; 18 Posts

anyone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

littlepeopleRNICU has 7 years experience and specializes in NICU, telemetry.

476 Posts; 8,594 Profile Views

My plan my entire life was to go to med school. It changed my senior year of high school. I'm going to NP school now, but if I had a do-over, I would've stuck with my original plan. I opted for NP instead. I'll be 30 when I graduate NP school. I felt it was more reasonable to continue in nursing, rather than start all over again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

6,504 Posts; 51,088 Profile Views

No, if I had wanted to be an MD, I would have gone to med school. I wanted to be a nurse so I went to nursing school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pangea Reunited has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN.

1,547 Posts; 21,389 Profile Views

I was not scholastic as a young adult and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. And to this day, I'm easily content and not at all ambitious. It's a small miracle that I managed to go to community college while in my 30's. Medical school was never a desire for me ...which is just as well, because it was never a serious option for me, either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ICUman specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

1,608 Posts; 53,386 Profile Views

I'm 24 and have been thinking about it. I think I'm leaning more toward CRNA school, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

146 Posts; 2,149 Profile Views

I had considered it, ( & was encouraged to do so), when I was younger..

..but the more time I spent with medical trainees, the less attractive it seemed..

If you think 'nurses eat their own' - for sure, medicine is even worse..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ThePrincessBride has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

1 Article; 2,317 Posts; 56,228 Profile Views

I'm 24 and have been thinking about it. I think I'm leaning more toward CRNA school, though.

You can't go wrong with either!

I have no desire to go to med school but I would love to get the heck out of bedside nursing at some point. Too little pay for too much crap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18 Posts; 587 Profile Views

Do you regret that you chose to be a nurse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 Articles; 2,815 Posts; 30,455 Profile Views

Not anymore. I don't want to spend the next 10 years of my life in school and end up neck deep in debt as a new doctor in my mid-50s. Too much life to be lived! :-)

If I had a do-over, yes, I would have gone to med school. I think more like a doctor than a nurse.

No, I do not regret becoming a nurse. It is a great career! I haven't always felt that way. I've had some pretty miserable Nursing Jobs. But I like where I'm at now. It just took a little work to get there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ThePrincessBride has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

1 Article; 2,317 Posts; 56,228 Profile Views

Do you regret that you chose to be a nurse?

No.

There is still grad school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

123 Posts; 3,936 Profile Views

As a former athlete, I had contemplated on applying for a doctorate program in PT, but my path led elsewhere. I have no regrets with nursing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

739 Posts; 8,146 Profile Views

I certainly have thought about it, but I am glad I chose nursing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×