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If you could do it all over again, would you?

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wahoowa01 has 2 years experience .

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Very curious... coming from a guy mulling over a nursing career.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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Argo has 10 years experience and specializes in Peri-Op.

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Yes but I would have done it sooner instead of getting licensed at 30 I could have been licensed at 22..... I enjoy my job and wish I would have had it sooner. Along with the security and income for my family.

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UMichSCN07 specializes in Trauma/Burn ICU.

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Yes but I would have done it sooner instead of getting licensed at 30 I could have been licensed at 22..... I enjoy my job and wish I would have had it sooner. Along with the security and income for my family.

I agree. Could have saved myself $80K in student loans for a master's degree that I'm not using. I also think that at a younger age, I would have had more energy and tolerance for the BS that I'm having trouble dealing with @ 31.

Mike in Michigan

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Ariko has 6 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg, free clinic.

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A thousand time YES! ! ! But many years earlier.

When I was in college (66 - 70), they did not admit men to nursing schools, at least in Oregon.

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donsterRN has 10 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in Cardiac Care.

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Would I do it again?

Absolutely yes. From day 1 of nursing school to working as an RN and just completing my first year at it... absolutely yes.

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4 Posts; 931 Profile Views

Nope-finishing up x-ray---better hours, 2$ less per hour, 90% less BS,

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33 Posts; 1,285 Profile Views

Nope-finishing up x-ray---better hours, 2$ less per hour, 90% less BS,

Why not just pursue a nursing specialty? Do you have your BSN?

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stripec30 specializes in Vascular Surgery.

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Nope. Would have chosen pre-med and ROTC and been a pursued an MD degree in emergency medicine. As they say tho; hindsight is 20/20. I'm an RN now, and enjoy the job.

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4,700 Posts; 38,302 Profile Views

I should have listened to an Nurse Corps officer in 1990. She told m I should look at NS. Of course I was too stubborn to accept her advice.

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RickyRescueRN has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight.

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Absolutely!!! I have been a RN for going on 17yrs now and still love every minute of it; still look forward to going to work every day and making a difference in someones life.

I would never trade my career and profession for anything.

Best of luck.

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621 Posts; 5,528 Profile Views

yes, but as others have stated, would do it much much sooner in life.

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