Would you recommend nursing to your daughter? - page 10

My daughter is 17 and graduating this spring and plans on going to college this fall. She has expressed a desire to go into nursing but I really have a problem encouraging her to do this. I don't... Read More

  1. by   karenna
    Only if she agreed to stay far away from hospital or nursing homes jobs.
  2. by   carveronica
    I have two daughters who have their cna license. My oldest is 20 and the other is 19. My 19 year old is working in Rehab at Loma Linda University Medical Center. I would support your daugher in whatever she wants to do. Have her take a cna course and let her work so she can get a feel for the profession. You say she is young and shy!! Well maybe she might just bloom like a flower when she become a nurse. IT's TIME TO LET HER DECIDE. I also have a 17 year old who will be graduating in June. She is going to New York to become a CHEF.
    God Bless and good luck to you.
    Last edit by carveronica on May 10, '07
  3. by   lekeita
    If she is interested I will .
  4. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from stevielynn
    burn out - wouldn't your daughter be "young and shy" in whatever career field she chose? And wouldn't she have to learn to stand up for herself, regardless?

    It was hard for me to let my daughter continue to plan for a career in acting - that is such a hard field and the rejection is almost guaranteed. But she loves acting and I am going to support her.

    Good luck - I have a 17 year old too . .. however, shy she is not . . I kinda wish she was.

    I applaud you for supporting her. If she wasn't able to try it, she would always wonder. That's exactly what happened to me. I tried it, it didn't pan out, now I'm going for nursing.
    Nope, I would not. Matter of fact my 5yr old is already complaining about me working hollidays and weakends..