Career path dilema: did I just make a big mistake? - page 2

I feel like I just made a huge mistake. I'm a new grad LVN. I Graduated in August 2007. I worked for 3 weeks on a med/surg floor. I just moved towns. After a bunch of applications and resume... Read More

  1. by   Skwidward
    Quote from bigsyis
    I think you made the right choice. That is not to say that you can't stay in touch w/this MD, if you or your wife really want to work w/him. Getting your skills sharp and finishing your RN and spending as little time away from your son sound like serious priorities to me!
    BTW, what state do you all live in, and what kind of nursing does your wife do that she can make 75-80K a year? Does she work agency, or travel, or get a lot of OT?
    Texas. She's a well experienced floor nurse -med/surg, tele, ortho, peds, home health...etc. worked in Louisiana, Los Angeles, San Fran...other places in Texas.

    She works down town Houston for an infusion homehealth company. She basically is over all the nurses, but not the DON.

    She used to come home crying most nights working on the floor. I'm sure most can relate, but she loves home health!
  2. by   bigsyis
    Good for your wife! She's had plenty of experience to know how to pick and choose what works best for her and for your family. With her prior experience it sounds as though you are going into Nursing with your eyes wide open. As someone who was an LPN and worked FT 3-11 on a tele floor while I was getting my prereqs for RN, and having two elementary-age children at home, I know a bit of what you are planning to do. Congratulations, and best of luck! BTW-the profession needs more men!
  3. by   nursemike
    I think you made a good choice. It could be tough to work around school, but at least it's a possibility. My limited exposure to rehab in school suggests to me that a.) it could be a great field to be in (and you'll have a foot in the door) and b.) it would be a great background if you decide to go into acute care. One of the things the rehab nurses harped on was how acute care nurses "mess up" their patients--I find I spend a lot more time and energy keeping people in bed than getting them up, but their remarks do remind me to be thinking about rehab. I can see where some practical experience with rehab could be very helpful.