students returning for a 2nd degree, did you have prev. healthcare exp? - page 2
Just wondering how many people had worked in a healthcare/hospital setting or had healthcare exp. before going back to school for nursing. I don't have much (except mental health) but I know that... Read More
Aug 15, '03Todd: I have a BA in voice performance. I was a professional musician for about 17 years. I also play piano, low brass and cello. You?
Aug 15, '03No real medical experience to speak of - I did file/secretary type work in a small FP's office for a while when I was younger. I hear lots of horror stories from my brother and his family (he's an MD finishing up his residency this year).
My husband is an aspiring musician - I think he'd give anything to be able to go to school somewhere like GIT. Was it someone on this board that mentioned they had a previous degree from Berklee? Wow!
Aug 15, '03Originally posted by bigmona
Just wondering how many people had worked in a healthcare/hospital setting or had healthcare exp. before going back to school for nursing.
I don't have much (except mental health) but I know that the mix of science, empathy and the fact that I thrive in high pressure situations makes nursing so appealing to me.
I assume the skills and experince I posess have prepared me for the rigors of working in a human hospital but I'll know soon enough. I figure if I can put a catheter in a shocky kitten, humans shouldn't be too tough. I am also prepared for the "yukky" side of it... parvo season gives you a lot of experience with that aspect!
One of my coworkers said, "I don't know if I could switch to human medicine. Human yukky stuff is way worse than animal yukky stuff." We'll see...
Aug 15, '03Originally posted by camrn
Todd: I have a BA in voice performance. I was a professional musician for about 17 years. I also play piano, low brass and cello. You?
Manna- Yes, Ted (efiebke) has a degree from Berklee.
Aug 15, '03I was a comm major, then a CNA and a Dental Assistant. I don't think it gives any advantage, so I'm sure you'll be fine!
Aug 15, '03for my business degree, one of my specializations was in health services management. i did an internship w/ the nursing team at the local public health department. this is where the nursing bug bit me again, and i decided to go for it.
Aug 15, '03Medical Assistant, and currently Phlebotomist. The more I learn, the more I want to learn and the more fascinated I become with the human body. I have always wanted to be a nurse and began feeling I wanted a much higher scope of practice.
Aug 16, '03i have a history degree and worked in a museum briefly....I don't consider nursing a second career because I never had a first one.
i was going to be a physical therapist...I like helping people and being useful....but wasn't great at chem and physics....sometimes we need a little detour to get where we are meant to be
Aug 17, '03Nursing will be my third degree. My friends have told me that I should spend one semester and get a certificate for CNA or phelbotomy, work in the field while I'm finishing my nursing pre-reqs. I told them that I am so close now to finishing my pre-reqs. that I didn't want to spend more time than I have to finishing my classes.
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