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by moonbeam06 moonbeam06 (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone! I am new to this site and am very interested in a career in nursing. I am 30 years old, so I'm getting a pretty late start, but am excited about the idea. I do have a few questions though.

Are there nurses who are icky about needles? I am, but I think I can get past it. Any suggestions? I can handle shots in the arm and hip, etc, but don't like needles in my veins. I have never drawn blood from anyone else or given an IV so I don't know how I will handle it. I don't pass out or anything when I get IVs or blood drawn, just a little squeemy. . . Plus I have heard that in school you practice on each other, so I'm hopnig that will help me get more used to the idea too!

What kind of job (working where and doing what) can I expect to get as an LVN? What is the average starting salary of these jobs?

Would it be better to not do the LVN program and just go for the ADN? Which one is better and why?

There are a ton more questions I have but these are the ones I cannot stop thinking about. I am so excited about the idea of going to school for nursing! I haven't had any focus on anything for myself in ages and now I wake up every morning thinking - "I'm going to be a nurse!" and it brightens my whole day! I can't wait to get started!

I'm glad I found this website and I look forward to posting more in the future!

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Well, giving needles is not the same as receiving them. As to students practicing on each other regarding needles, landmarking yes, actually poking each other with needles, doubtful.

Sorry, no idea regarding the job mart in TX.

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Tweety is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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Welcome to Allnurses.

We walk through a lot of fears in nursing school and it can be very rewarding once you give that first injection, even though you're scared to death.

It's probably best to go the RN route if you have that opportunity. RNs enjoy more job opportunties at a higher pay. However, going the LPN/LVN to RN route is an option if you need to work right away because it's quicker. Sometimes LPN schools have less of a waiting list to get in.

Good luck to you in all that you do.

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Go for the RN program. Invest a little time now and it will pay off later.

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