Doctor in your next life? - page 5

Just curious - to all the RN's, NP's, CNS's, etc. out there..... If you had to do it all over again, would you have became a doctor instead? Keep in mind all factors to consider: malpractice... Read More

  1. by   rnmi2004
    In my "next life" I'd like to be a Powerball winner. I'm not sure what college courses I'd need to take for that...
  2. by   stsdoc
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    I'll be taking my MCAT a 39 and gods willing entering med school at 41....To me the years are not important...I'll be living them anyway. I sure as heck don't want to be banging my head against the wall at 45 thinking "I could have graduated med school this year" If it's one of those things that you have to do, age doesn't matter. Nor do the years of study or the time involved seem so awful. I welcome them as a way to get to where I want to be. I just want to do the fixing. Always have, always will.

    also if you haven't seen it check out It's a source of inspiration for me and reminds me that this can be done, regardless of my age.
    I think it's awesome for anyone to try to achieve their lifelong dreams, no matter what age they are. It definitely can be done. In my class (2007), we have several people who are over 30. We have at least two 35 year olds, one 42 year old, and one 52 year old. They are all doing fine as far as I know. Good luck to you!
  3. by   Monalisafea
    I`m 40 now and I`m a RN in Germany since `84. I love beeing a nurse with all the highs and lows our job bring it with ......
    No, I would not study medicin! I would choose same nurse carrer again.
    Since 2 years I found my dream job, and that is beeing a SCHOOL NURSE
    Last edit by Monalisafea on Jun 3, '04
  4. by   suzanne4
    welcome to from very sunny bangkok!

  5. by   shore_lyne
    I would not give it a chance even in my next life.