2nd career nurses- any regrets? - page 2
Hi, Maybe you can help me. I am a married 38-year-old mother of three, and I work part-time at home as a Chemical Information Specialist. This is a job with a big title, but low-pay. Now... Read More
Jul 10, '02Occupation: Nurse Educator: love those students! Specialty: Med/Surg,ER,L&D,ICU,OR,nrs. educator ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 968; Likes: 41If it 'looks interesting' to you now, before you're in it, just wait until you are in it! The possibilities are endless.....with just one degree! Way more than "bending a straw" for anyone wanting more. It's my second career also, and the intellectual challenge, personal challenge, is what you make of it yourself.
Jul 10, '02Occupation: NICU RN Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,537; Likes: 369Wow! No lies here. I am a Saggitarius and incapable of it.
If I've been disrespected in my life it was in my life as a Retail Whore. And my days of "straw bending" ended when I stopped waiting tables. That was some good, easy money. But I could have beat my head against the wall for the boredom.
Is it hard? Yeah, it is work after all. Is it rewarding? Yes. Is it interesting. Yes!
Those that are bothered by these things maybe should go back to thier old job or find a nice safe cubicle.
Jul 10, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 542; Likes: 44I just wanted to add that nursing school is also pretty intense, even though you may opt for part time student status. Nursing is also pretty "messy". (Not at all glamorous like on tv Patients pee, poop and puke!) BUT....if you are willing to give what it takes to earn it then I will be the first to say WELCOME and best of luck to you.