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I've been struggling with finding my career, my first semester in college was to be a MA, but then I decided to switch because there wasn't to many job opportunities. I decided last year that I was going to do Network Specialist, I'm good at it the only negative is that you sit there for hours looking at a screen. I need movement, action, duties to do! So I decided that I am going into the Nursing Field! I was a CNA to my grandmother(passed) for over 3 years changing her catheter, giving her shots, and caring for her. Every single day, I loved it! My brothers girlfriend's cousin is a nurse and she said to me that she hates it. That they push her around, doctors make them do everything, you wont get a a good job unless you have medical ties, the schooling is hard.

I really want to do this not for the money, but for the caring of children making sure that they are getting the best care possible and help them understand that everything will be fine. Ill be going to a Technical college for my Associates then transfer to a school to finish my Bachelors The real question is 1- is it true what my brothers girlfriend's cousin said. 2- is it really that hard?(I'm not that good at math or chemistry but I will try)

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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If you have a passion for nursing DON'T let anyone discourage you. I was never the best at math or sciences but I am going to be registering for my last nursing class in two weeks. Yes, nursing school is hard and at times can be very stressful. When you think of your dream though, wouldn't you want to work hard and be stressed out for 2-4 years of your life, rather than thinking your whole life why you didn't follow your dream? Good luck!

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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It's okay if you're not that good at math or chemistry (I'm the worst at both, I'm still only in pre nursing though) it's fine. Most schools only require basic college algebra as well as basic chemistry. After basic chemistry, which you might not have to take depending on your school, you'll take other science classes and I'm not sure yet how hard anatomy, microbiology, or physiology are but as long as you try and have a drive for it I doubt it'll be TOO bad. I say go for your dream!

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Well today I had a conversation with my brother and my mom and they were just like oh you still want to do nursing but they're going to treat you like nothing there going to push you around or not really going to care for you, make you do horrible tasks and I honestly felt so sad because I really want to do nursing and I mean yeah it's going to be hard dealing with patients sometimes but I really do want to do it.

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krrbrr has 3 years experience as a ADN and specializes in OR/Perioperative.

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I'm not a nurse yet, so I can't tell you how that is since I'm finishing up my pre-req's now. I will tell you that if you want it bad enough, you can most definitely succeed. Don't be afraid to get to know your instructors, ask for help, as someone else said, don't let anyone discourage you!

That being said, don't forget there are SO MANY options in the nursing field. Different hospitals, offices, public health, social services, schools, homes, education, and probably many more that I'm not thinking of. That's the reason why I'm choosing to go after my RN vs physical/radiological/etc therapy schools.

You sound very passionate about caring for others, if you think you can do this... then you will! :cool:

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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I'm not a nurse yet, so I can't tell you how that is since I'm finishing up my pre-req's now. I will tell you that if you want it bad enough, you can most definitely succeed. Don't be afraid to get to know your instructors, ask for help, as someone else said, don't let anyone discourage you!

That being said, don't forget there are SO MANY options in the nursing field. Different hospitals, offices, public health, social services, schools, homes, education, and probably many more that I'm not thinking of. That's the reason why I'm choosing to go after my RN vs physical/radiological/etc therapy schools.

You sound very passionate about caring for others, if you think you can do this... then you will! :cool:

This. Just reiterating because you can never hear it enough but hospitals are not the only potential nursing environment! Like krrbrr said, there are schools, doctor's offices, homes, businesses, you can travel, work as a phone nurse (not sure the exact word for that), etc. You have the potential to work in many different departments i.e. labor and delivery, ER, family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, the list goes on and on. You can go to school after your undergrad and become a nurse practitioner, midwife, nurse anesthesiologist (that's what they're called, right?), and more. Sure you can hear other people's experiences but every one is different and every place is different, don't let that be a deal breaker. Have you thought about shadowing a nurse to see how they're really treated?

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Yeah I was thinking about shadowing for a nurse for a day to see how it really is like but I currently don't know anyone that is a nurse are practicing in the nurse field and my brother's girlfriend is working to become acupuncture doctor but that's pretty much the only person that I know that is in the medical field currently and her dad my brothers girlfriends dad is a doctor but they live all the way in Illinois

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Yeah I was thinking about shadowing for a nurse for a day to see how it really is like but I currently don't know anyone that is a nurse are practicing in the nurse field and my brother's girlfriend is working to become acupuncture doctor but that's pretty much the only person that I know that is in the medical field currently and her dad my brothers girlfriends dad is a doctor but they live all the way in Illinois

If you call a hospital, especially a teaching one, and express interest in shadowing a nurse I'm sure they would be able to set up a day for you to come in.

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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OK, I take exception to the phrase "horrible tasks". The work we do is necessary to provide care to people who need our help... maybe it isn't glamorous or easy, but the adjectives that come to mind are honorable, compassionate, essential, life-saving, ... certainly NOT horrible.

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