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by Buckyxj Buckyxj (Member)

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Well since I became a nurse a couple months ago I have been asked at least 5000 times "Why didn't you want to become a doctor?" its just irritating. I have two small kids and by the time I would be out of school they would be in their late teens thats why... anyway

another question is is there a bridge program from nurse to paramedic? I used to be a EMT-I but let my license expire like four years ago. Do I just have to take the class over or what?

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luvschoolnursing has 23 years experience as a LPN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Because Nursing and medicine are two entirely different careers, THAT'S WHY. You chose nursing, not because it was a "lesser" career, because it was your choice.

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puggymae specializes in OB, NP, Nurse Educator.

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It is that stereotype thing - you know - girls are nurses, boys are doctors. I am sure that it does get old really fast - I have several ideas about what to tell people who ask you that - but all of my responses would get you fired!

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Why not just say because the personal rewards were greater for me and the family. I agree that it will take a long time for the public to accept male nurses as common rather than rare in the hospital setting. But, take heart, as more males enter the field, it will get better. Anyway, many of us like you guys, think you do a great job, and we are more than happy to share the load. Keep smiling, and have a blessed day.

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CrufflerJJ has 5 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU.

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another question is is there a bridge program from nurse to paramedic? I used to be a EMT-I but let my license expire like four years ago. Do I just have to take the class over or what?

YES, there are bridge programs from RN to EMT-P. Not sure about in your location, but here in OH you can bridge in about 2 quarters. This is pretty good, since the normal EMT-P program is 5 quarters long (it was "only" 4 quarters long when I did it in 1990-1991).

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I just tell 'em the truth, that when I decided, I had 17 years until my target retirement year, and the choice was 3 years of GI Bill to RN and then work 14 years, or 9 or 10 years to get through my residency and not be left with enough time to even to pay off the loans. It doesn't take that long to say, and I am certainly not going to risk presenting irritation to a patient.

I'm 3rd-generation Asian, and patients ask me "What are you?" all the time and comment "you certainly do speak English well" and so on. Well I'm not going to judge them on their presumably non-therapeutic communication because I'm not the one receiving therapy, they are. It's all about them, so I need to be all about them.

About the only time I "go off" is when some employee who's sitting around idly tries to get some kicks out of stirring up trouble against me. Such things only escalate if not attended to, so I go nuclear and that lets me return to business without further waste of energy. That's happened only once, so I guess I passed that test.

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teeituptom is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

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I never get sick of it

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alex1 specializes in ICU.

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don't get mad. Tell them that nursing is where all the hot chicks are. You get to spend 12 hours a day with beautiful women instead of 12 + hours with a bunch of balding old men who tout there super size ego and their handicap on the course. hmmmm who's the smarter one now....I think you are:lol2: :rotfl:

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teeituptom is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

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don't get mad. Tell them that nursing is where all the hot chicks are. You get to spend 12 hours a day with beautiful women instead of 12 + hours with a bunch of balding old men who tout there super size ego and their handicap on the course. hmmmm who's the smarter one now....I think you are:lol2: :rotfl:

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My handicap is 3, what is yours

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alex1 specializes in ICU.

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My husband's the golfer in the family...Me..I'm a triathlete.

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teeituptom is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

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My husband's the golfer in the family...Me..I'm a triathlete.

I also run marathons and do Speed Golf, combines running and golfing.

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