I WILL BE A NURSE(even after reading this board) - page 3
Thank you....I know what I want to do and I will do it....I plan on being one of the top in my class too,lol. I'm being positive! I am 30 and I have been considering this option for about 7 years,... Read More
Apr 21, '01Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1I know at this time I will definitely go for the ADN program now as I go into this and find more financial aid(if I do) then i may go ahead and change over to BSN....it depends on how everything falls. As I said i know there are good and bad, but I can't wait to do this...I have an aunt who was an LPN in L&D for 20 years...she also worked other floors if need be, but she loved it and i have always admired her for it...I hope to be as good at it as she was....
Apr 21, '01Occupation: Utilization Review, prior Intake Mgr Home Care Specialty: 40 year(s) of experience in Home Care, Vents, Telemetry, Home infusion ; From: PA, US ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 27,559; Likes: 13,773Robin,
Welcome! Since you are choosing the ADN program, just go to that schools financial aid dept as they are so well equiuped to help you. You could also do a computer searchtype in "finacial aid " and will get a wealth of info.
Some areas that are designated as medical shortage areas have additional funds avail for training... the school would know if this is available for you.
Best of luck to you.
I started as an LPN 77 newly married despite one yr of college prior to marriage for husband didn't think we coiuld afford college + house. At my hospital over the years, those of use who started as LPNs went on to get RN degree; those who were ADN with tuiition assitance became BSN and latter some MSN. Graduated 82 BSN and have completed 2nd coursee for MSN. By taking one course a semester since FT work, 2 kids plus 92 yo Grand mom + parents( that Sandwich generation, ugh) my advisor plotted my courses yesterday---will take me til 2004 to complete all. Sovif something derails you, just keep your goal in mind and you will acheive it some day.
Apr 21, '01Occupation: L.P.N. Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 21; Likes: 6Originally posted by Robin61970:
Well, I have been reading through things on this board for days and while I may agree with some I don't agree with others(and before anyone makes a comment about it...I am going into the ADN program, but am not there yet). I have always been somewhat of a so called caregiver....I take care of anyone and everyone around me in one way or another. I have wanted to be a nurse for a very long time and I will be a nurse someday(even after reading some of the comments on this board). There are good things and bad things in any and every profession out there...this is a fact of life, but do any of you feel that you may be "scaring off" potential nursing canditates? I had my mind made up before even coming to this board, but those that don't will probably run screaming after reading some of this...makes it kind of difficult to get more people,lol.
Everyone has a right to their opinion and this is mine. As for money...where I live the best place to work is the Whirpool factory( I work there and make 13 an hour, but I hate it....) That is the best job here so I feel that I don't have alot to lose...I would make more as a nurse and there is a shortage....thats how I look at it. And for those who are visiting here...I think alot of people who post here are airing their frustrations....we all have those...it's alot more fun to air them with people who know what you are talking about than those who don't. So some may have a chip on their shoulder....someday they will choose to stay in the profession or not.....their choice....Have a good day....
Apr 21, '01Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1I have spoken to financial aid and until I pass the entrance exam I can't get any help for nursing....I plan on taking it in august or something like that. I have bought a book on the entrance exam to study and plan on doing well.....lets pray anyway,lol. Until then though I do have my GIBill(navy 4years) and hopefully pell grant. As I said i have had to file for state assistance to keep my family going, but it will pay off in the long run....thanks for the support
Apr 23, '01Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 334; Likes: 5Hi Robin! Way to go with the attitude!
Good luck, work hard, and don't look back!!! You can do anything when you put your mind to it!Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02
Apr 23, '01Occupation: LPN Joined: Nov '00; Posts: 28; Likes: 3Welcome. I hope you do very well in school, because we definately need more nurses with your positive attitude.
I agree, these bulletin board could easily scare off anyone. But nursing is not a field for the faint of heart.
Some people DO complain too much and some nurses are just plain mean and nasty. But mostly, this is a safe place for nurses to vent their frustration.
Although it may seem very negative to you, sometimes nursing really IS that bad. I'm sorry, I wish I could tell you otherwise.
I wish I had known some of the harsher realities of life before I went into the field. Don't get me wrong - I would have gone in anyway, because some people are born to be caregivers and I am one of them. But nursing instructors tend to paint an unrealistic picture of what you can reasonably accomplish in a shift.
I wish you the best of luck. Welcome to one of the most frustrating yet rewarding of all professions!
Apr 26, '01Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1Well, I had one little thing that made me think about whether or not I wanted to be a nurse. My daughter has been sick.....diarrea(if I spelled that right x12 days now) The Dr. doesn't know why...no fevers or anything so I had to take stool samples...well....needless to say I was a little grossed out the first time(almost lost my lunch) but then the second time it didn't seem to phase me.
I also had a slight scare last night....my son put too much chicken in his mouth and got choked...to be quite honest it scared the hell out of me, but I knew and did the Heimlich....I was so glad to know it and be able to do it. It made me think about nursing more and I realized even more how much I want to do this....enough for now....thanks
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