I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse - page 18
I have seen TONS of people who have said "nursing is my second, third or fourth career." As I have become more and more curious I was wanting to start a thread to see what areas and walks of life all... Read More
Jan 29, '08Quote from cyclechic2127Just wondering, why did you change from nutrition to Nursing instead of pursuing a dietetics internship? I have been in a dilemna for the past 6 years wondering what I am really called to do in life. I have a Masters in Nutrition (no RD credential) earning a decent wage but I have no opportunities for advancement. Would you recommend nursing?I have a 5 year (haha) BS degree in nutrition, I've worked in fitness for years and still teach spin classes. So.. after 7 years of school, I guess I'll work for awhile.
Any regrets for you?
Jan 29, '08Hello. New to the board/site. I was iron worker for several contractors before getting into nursing.
Feb 2, '08Before becoming a nursing student I was a...
High School Social Studies Teacher for 6 years
and a Stay at Home Mom for 5 years.
Feb 2, '08I was a high school student and I worked at Wally World one summer my sophmore year. But now, I am a COLLEGE STUDENT and LOVING MY CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 12, '08Quote from rn-janethank you for your service!! semper fi- my son is a marine.I was a united states woman marine for six years, became a stay at home mom for the next four years before i went to nursing school.
my jobs ranged from waitress to fry cook to stay at home mom - then i went and became a cna and after almsot 1 yr i knew it was for me so i went on to school. i have tried other things in between like teaching DD kids, daycare , even stay at home mom again- but i went back- i really missed it ( didnt miss the politics of it though - that never changed lOL)
Feb 12, '08Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥thank you to for your service and semper fi! and to all who i may miss or dont get to reply to ( im getting tired and skipping a few posts lol) - many blessings and your service is very much appreciated.Sequentially since high school I've been:
- A United States Marine
- R & D engineer working on antisubmarine warfare systems (laid off with hundreds of others when the Russians weren't our enemies anymore)
- An administrator for a small Park and Rec department while a full-time student
- Design engineer for high-precision measuring systems (left for a much shorter commute)
- Technical writer documenting toxic-waste processing systems and precision casting equipment (left because the company was in full-on crash-and-burn mode; my successor was ultimately laid off)
- Manufacturing engineer producing photovoltaic modules (laid off when plant closed)
- Design engineer for an antenna manufacturer (left because it was the most screwed up place I'd ever seen)
- Engineering manager/project engineer/automation engineer for a recycling equipment manufacturer (laid off after I had trained my Chinese counterpart)