What do you do and how long have you done it? - page 5
I have been on this forum for a long time and do not think that I have ever seen a thread like this posted, perhaps I am wrong, but I would really love to know what area of nursing each member works... Read More
Jul 26, '04Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 6Quote from elFNPI'm a nursing student and would like to go into the med-surg after school...please tell me why it was a mistake for you? p.s. after all some love it and some don't...I just want an insight on what to expect.I did Med/Surg for 4 years. That was a very BIG mistake. I completed my masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner last Dec. 2003. That was one thing Med/Surg made me do, go back to school!
Jul 26, '04Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: Nursing Education and Critical Care. ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 2,112; Likes: 149Quote from Boo439Your comments are most certainly welcome. Glad you posted ..... good luck with your decision to go to nursing school. I started out as an LPN, then went on for my RN almost 17 years later.I hope my comments are welcome... I have been a CNA for a little over a year now. I got a job at an ALF the day I graduated from my CNA class. I worked there for 6 months and got bored with it so I applied at the local hospital and got the job the next day. I have been there since and will stay there until the day my husband and I move out of state.
I am currently taking the pre-req's for the RN program. I am weighing my options between taking the LPN program online then bridging over to RN or just going straight to RN.
Pro - save gas money on lecture days for the LPN program, which will be done online.
Con - Have to take an extra semester to bridge over to RN.