Hello! New guy here...finally a nursing board with more than 14 members.
Anyways im a 23/m/canadian and considering nursing as a career and entering my first year introductory courses in july. Intended on Physical education but nursing seems more interesting. Why i finally decided to take nursing?
-interest in human anatomy
-co-workers and classmates will mostly be female
-pay seems good (lots of ppl disagree from what ive read)
43 grand for new grads over here
- medical/surgery looks like a lot of fun
I'd like to know how nursing has been to you, how you found nursing school and what books or areas would your recommend for me to read ahead? I need an edge. No sugar coating plz, straight honest answers wanted.
Mar 7, '02
Don't forget things like "hurricane" rotations. New one for me. Nurses can't usually up and run during emergencies. Makes for an exciting and useful life.
Good luck in your endeavors ! It's a tough road but in the end, with all the difficulties associated with nursing, I still have days where I come home exhausted but feeling great because I made a huge difference in someones' life. (translates; they ARE alive because of the nursing staff, myself included) Nothing quite like it. Take good care of yourself, read a lot,exercise, eat well, read a lot, have fun and work like the dickens ....oh yeah, and read alot. I still read everything I can get my hands on. You'll do great!
Last edit by Furball on Mar 7, '02
Mar 7, '02
Mattsmom81, you go -- ol' gal!
I'm in the same crowd of "ol' biddies" as that youngun is talkin' bout, so I'll hobble on off to bed now fer I get perty darn upset e-nuf' to crack her on the buttocks!
:chuckle Night ya'll! Can't cha' just hear these ol' knees a creakin' as I hobble on down the hallway towards me bed? Oh, my! Hep me, Lord, hep me! :zzzzz :zzzzzzzzz
"I've learned that the best education one can ever receive is at the feet of an elderly person!" (Paraphrased form an Andy Rooney quote) :kiss
Last edit by live4today on Mar 7, '02