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kayboggie kayboggie (New) New

hello, everyone i am a 32 y.o. male from nyc. i've been out of school for years just got back in to school recently i will be starting my 2nd semester @ nyu on tuesday.I have no major but i'm seriously considering a career in nursing that would be a huge transition from what im doing now.I work as a security officer on a college campus.I want to eventually transfer to nyu school of nursing.Is anyone out there currently enrolled in nyu? I would also like to know how is nursing as a career? I work very long hours 16 hours per day sometimes so i can deal with long hours.how are nurses shift worked out? how much money are nurses get per year/per hour these days? what are some class i'll will need. Thanks in advance.

Okami_CCRN, ADN, RN

Has 4 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care.

I really cannot tell you about NYU school of nursing but I would imagine it would be rather expensive since it carries the NYU name a reputation.

As for nursing classes you would have to take is general stuff like inorganic and organic chem, anatomy and physiology I and II, English, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, and some other stuff.

As a new graduate nurse in NJ you would make roughly 30 to 35 dollars an hour depending on the facility. Must RN's work 12 hour shifts that range from 3 days one week and 4 the other.

neurorn6

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in ER, ICU, Neuro, Ortho, Med/Surg, Travele.

Nursing can be the most rewarding and the most frustrating job you will every have. Yes for the most part we work long hours and in theory make decent money depending on the area of the country you live in.

But, we deal with both physical and emotional pain on several levels. We deal with life and death, just remember it's alot different then movies and TV shows make if seem. The emotional impact that a dying child will have on you will stay with you forever. My suggestion, work as a CNA in a nursing home or in a local hospital. This will give you some insight on the down and dirty aspect of nursing, the not so "glam" stuff that you have to do. Volunteer at a local VA. Each school of nursing is a little different but the "gen eds" are fairly basic, English, math, A&P, etc. Do a little research on the web or call the different school. NY has a million opinions. I wish you luck in your endeavor and just know that we have been there.

WayneStateKatie

Specializes in Med-Surg/Trauma.

hello, everyone i am a 32 y.o. male from nyc. i've been out of school for years just got back in to school recently i will be starting my 2nd semester @ nyu on tuesday.I have no major but i'm seriously considering a career in nursing that would be a huge transition from what im doing now.I work as a security officer on a college campus.I want to eventually transfer to nyu school of nursing.Is anyone out there currently enrolled in nyu? I would also like to know how is nursing as a career? I work very long hours 16 hours per day sometimes so i can deal with long hours.how are nurses shift worked out? how much money are nurses get per year/per hour these days? what are some class i'll will need. Thanks in advance.

Hello and welcome to all nurses. While I can't address your NYU specific questions I'll do my best to tackle some of your other questions.

Nurses usually work 12 hour shifts, 3 days per week. You are almost always able to pick up overtime if you want it. I believe legally you are not allowed to work more than 16 hours a day, but that doesn't stop some employers from trying it....

With 12 hour shifts (at least where I am) they are almost always 7-7. You can do the day or night. Some places will still use 8 hr shifts and would be 11pm-7am, 7 am to 3 pm, and 3pm to 11pm.

In order to be accepted into most nursing schools you need a strong grades in science related to courses. Most schools require you to have prerequisite courses like basic biology, intro chem, intro orgo/ biochem, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, math etc. I would set up a meeting with an adviser at the school of nursing and ask what their specific prereqs and admissions criteria are (and usually this info is available online).

Salarys will also vary extremely from region to region (for example new grads in some parts of Florida and the south make 19 bucks an hour, a new grad in the SF bay area will make about 45...) so we can't give you a general ballpark about what they make since it varies. http://www.salary.com will give you an idea of the averages that nurses make in different regions.

Hope that helped and good luck in your studies!

A career counselor at your college should be able to give you a better picture of things in your locale.

OldMareLPN

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in Hospice, ALF, Prison.

In addition to understanding the logistics of a nursing career i.e. pay and hours, you also should consider the important facets required by nursing.

First I would mention compassion. Compassion is important in relating to those you give care to. Primarily you will be a advocate for your patient.

Second Autonomy. Most Nursing employment requires that you be a team member, working in sync with others who depend and may be in a position to rate you.

Finally Dysfunction. Anyone who wants to subject themselves to daily threats of legal action, demanding 'clients', unappreciative employers, going home smelling like poop, menacing co-workers and vindicative relatives has got to be nuts. Or a nurse.

Thats my take. :nurse:

locolorenzo22, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

hello, everyone i am a 32 y.o. male from nyc. i've been out of school for years just got back in to school recently i will be starting my 2nd semester @ nyu on tuesday.I have no major but i'm seriously considering a career in nursing that would be a huge transition from what im doing now.I work as a security officer on a college campus.I want to eventually transfer to nyu school of nursing.Is anyone out there currently enrolled in nyu? I would also like to know how is nursing as a career? I work very long hours 16 hours per day sometimes so i can deal with long hours.how are nurses shift worked out? how much money are nurses get per year/per hour these days? what are some class i'll will need. Thanks in advance.

Career-wise you see everything...from the sweet LOLs who tell you thanks for taking care of em, to the guys who don't understand why you can't give them "samples" of their pain meds, and why the doc won't order anything cheaper, etc....to the people who just won't wait, and leave AMA.

You have to be a team....any other way and you crash and burn. You have to learn how to deal with yelling docs/yelling patients/yelling families...and deal. You can be firm, but you must be political.

shift wise- around here it's either the 5 8's.....or 3 12's usually 5-5.....It can be long though, as you have to get things done in timeframes, make sure you've got charting done, get new orders OK'd, etc.....around here new grads start off at 24 a hour...(south of chicago)...but we have lower COL.

Class-wise I echo the advice of other posters....a good admissions counselor should be able to help you.

good luck and welcome to an.com!

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