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Has anyone here thought of switching to Sonography?

I'm in sonography but switching to nursing.. I find when it comes to exams and learning the material i'm an "A" student.

When it comes to scanning if the patient is larger I have trouble seeing what i'm looking for on the screen. I also feel like I want to do more patient care..

So i'm wondering if anyone here has switched from nursing to sonography or vice versa?

You post that you are currently a sonographer who is having trouble seeing images on larger patients. I assume that is not an unusual problem, maybe you could get hints from co-workers about how to deal with large patients. YouTube has great educational videos for every nursing/sonography/x-ray/ etc., intervention you could want to see.

You did well on exam's and learning....in sonography school? Or have you taken some nursing classes?

I am pretty sure nurses make a lot more money than sonograhpers. Are you working in an acute care facility? Do you like what you see about the nurses job?

Money should not be a big reason for whatever career you decide. But as I said the sonographer pay is much lower, few nurses would take such a pay cut after going through nursing school.

You post that you are currently a sonographer who is having trouble seeing images on larger patients. I assume that is not an unusual problem, maybe you could get hints from co-workers about how to deal with large patients. YouTube has great educational videos for every nursing/sonography/x-ray/ etc., intervention you could want to see.

You did well on exam's and learning....in sonography school? Or have you taken some nursing classes?

I am pretty sure nurses make a lot more money than sonograhpers. Are you working in an acute care facility? Do you like what you see about the nurses job?

Money should not be a big reason for whatever career you decide. But as I said the sonographer pay is much lower, few nurses would take such a pay cut after going through nursing school.

In my area sonographers make a good wage usually start at 30 Canadian an hr but I think RNs start at 35-36 an hour. I have tried and sometimes I can't get organs visualized the way they want us too at school I have had shoulder pain from pushing hard on the larger patients to get images and that's just in clinical placement. I've done factory work and have never had shoulder pain but for some reason I get it doing ultrasounds.

I feel like it's so specialized to just scanning patients everyday I don't know if that's all I want. I feel in nursing there are so many areas I can go too and it seems so versatile.

Yes waaaaay more areas you can work as a RN. I'd encourage you to go for it.

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