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ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

That's it! All that banging around fixin' stuff. Sometimes a lot of blood 'specially with revisions. Solving problems on the fly. What plate or screw will fit in this particular situation. And the most X-Ray reading.

That'll be $1.00 career consultation fee.

Are you licensed for career consultation?

ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

Really, Boston! Where is my link???

That was totally worth clicking the search box.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

That was totally worth clicking the search box.

Just expressing my entitlement to being as lazy as possible. Thanx ix.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Mavrick - you might want to consider pro bono consultations!

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

That. Was. Awesome.

Totally!

I feel so Orthopedic-ey. I wanna close a reduction somewhere.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Mavrick - you might want to consider pro bono consultations!

Are you just killing my dreeeaaammm? I don't wanna be a professional Bono!

ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

Are you just killing my dreeeaaammm? I don't wanna be a professional Bono!

But do you move in mysterious ways?

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Are you just killing my dreeeaaammm? I don't wanna be a professional Bono!
"I got you, babe." ;)

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

But do you move in mysterious ways?

Naw, I gots moves, ya know, like Jagger.

Doesn't that put a song in your head?

What kind of school would that be?

There are some 14 month certificate LVN programs

la_chica_suerte85, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Indeed.

How hands on are Nurses? I'm leaning towards Nursing as the time schedule is very appealing.

I was in your boat nearly 3 years ago and I chose nursing because I WANTED TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE. As you said, you like the schedule nurses can have so, given your family situation, you likely will find that a big plus. If you want to be more hands on, the nursing model is where you want to be at. The medical model doesn't seem to fit what you're looking for. I'm glad I chose nursing because, after seeing the difference between the 2, I enjoy nursing much more. Remember: doctors treat, nurses heal.

That said, so what if you're high school grades aren't great. Go to a community college, get your pre-reqs done and transfer to a 4 year to get your BSN. It's cheaper, the pace you choose to get your pre-reqs done is completely up to you and, if you happen to be in a place where the job market is amenable to ADNs, then maybe you won't even have to transfer and get your 4 year (unlikely but not impossible).

Good luck!