Pre-Nurse New to Forum

  1. Hi, my name is Joe. I have recently decided to become a nurse after working the mental health field for the past 14 years. I have a Masters in Rehab Counseling and currently work in an addiction treatment program as a Therapist.

    I have realized through many years of working in psychiatric hospitals that I am in need of a career change. Although I have enjoyed working in mental health I am looking forward to a new path. From what I have seen and heard so far from my nurse friends, nursing also seems to be much more lucrative than counseling could ever offer. I look forward to a new pursuit. I haven't been this excited about my profession in a long time.
    I am hoping can help answer my numerous questions I have about the field.
    Thanks. joe
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Welcome to these forums and good luck to you!
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    joe, as an ex counselor (lpcc) who also needed a career change (psych for 10 years), i know what you mean. change is refreshing.

    please check out our male nursing forum, as well as all the others, which can be accessed via the link below.

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    and thanks for registering as a new member!

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  5. by   Jessy_RN
    [font=impact]welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.

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