Goldenfox 303 Posts Has 12 years experience. Nov 25, 2015 ImThatGuy was on here back in 2010 or so. Finished a BS RN degree and moved on. But you might get something from his posts and threads. https://allnurses.com/emergency-nursing/getting-assigned-ed-493662.htmlHis history:After he completed the degree:https://allnurses.com/government-military-nursing/reserve-guard-nurse-701564.htmlDidn't like it:https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/i-got-what-705112-page2.html#post6443426His account of his experiences is interesting. It is unfortunate that he didn't give himself much of a chance to find out that there are other things that one can do with a nursing degree besides bedside patient care in a hospital. Not that there is anything wrong with bedside care, but its not for everybody. Bedside nursing is a very touchy-feely thing. You have to like people and have empathy for them to be good at it. Its what makes that type of nursing unique among professions.When I was a brand new RN I used to get palpitations when I knew I had to do things like foley catheters and rectal tubes. I had no problems at all with assessments and meds and teaching, but when it came to patients being nude and me having to do things to private body areas I just dreaded doing it and didn't want to do it. It just seemed too too gross. I could see the embarrassment on the patient's faces when they knew it was coming, and that made me feel even worse. Then I began working in the ICUs. And after a while I was doing all these things without even batting an eye. I used to love working in the ICU, especially the CVICU and the MICU. I sometimes miss the excitement of it, but I burned out. He also said that he expected more from the pre-nursing science courses. He probably should have done the pre-professional science core and gone into a field like environmental engineering or research.