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    I understand that but why would a clinical nurse manager only get paid 38,000 yearly but a clinical nurse get paid 55,000? I guess I'm confused why someone would get paid less than the nurses they are overseeing.

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    I was looking into different nursing position salaries and I noticed that clinical nurse managers at assisted living facilities get paid significantly less than RNs and other positions below their position at the same facilities. Does anyone know why that is ?

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    Thank you! Your experience does give me hope that it will happen one day. Right now it feels so far away. I took a lot of my pre reqs when I attended community college such as Eng 1&2, psych, nutrition, a computer class, some basic math courses ( because I missed a lot of the basics throughout schooling) I also took a lot of courses that I don't think would apply to my nursing degree. I'm hoping most of my credits will transfer to whatever program I choose.

    I was just curious, do you recommend that I become a CNA before nursing school ? How do you think it has helped you?

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    BlueDawnRN likes this.

    I actually took my English 1&2, nutrition, psych, a computer class and a bunch of other classes that I'm not sure if I would need for nursing school at community college before I had my son. Hopefully they will transfer. Thank you for the advice !

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    Hi everyone !

    I am 22 years old, and I'm currently a stay at home mom, battling through some health issues. After my son is a little older and my health problems are under control I want to go to nursing school.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare for nursing school? Things to read up on at home, volunteer work, joining a CNA program?

    Thank you!

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    Wow. That's amazing ! You are very lucky to have people in your life that believed in you so much, more than the people who didn't believe in you. Unfortunately I didn't have that in school. I don't even know how I got through any kind of schooling really, let alone graduate. My dream is to become a nurse, but I have such a long way to go before I can even consider schooling to become a nurse. I have a lot of self esteem issues that are deep rooted, as far back as my elementary school days. So, I envy the fact that you were able to overcome those obstacles at such a young and reach your full potential. I will definitely keep your story in mind, although I am 22 now. Thank you for the inspirational story.

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    Pca_85revived likes this.

    Hi everyone.

    Here is my story, and I would really love stories of success and encouragement to give me hope that someday I can become a nurse.

    Ever since I graduated from high school in 2010 I wanted to become a nurse. I was only 17, insecure and I wasn't much of a student in school. After really looking into it, I couldn't fathem completing the schooling successfully and actually having some one else's life in my hands (if I could even completing the schooling). I didn't think I had the discipline or the intellect to make it through school and become a nurse, so I tucked my dream away and began working in retail. After working in retail for a couple years,I started community college, and began taking my core classes (basic math courses,english, psych) and some other random classes like business,nutrition, sociology, accounting, and logic so that maybe I could find another career that I felt I could be successful in.

    A year and a half through I still felt like I had no idea what career I wanted. Nothing seemed to suit me. Into my fourth semester I discovered I was pregnant and I could no longer concentrate on school. I withdrew from my accounting, pre algebra, criminology, and business management classes and continued to work as a merchandise coordinator at Ulta beauty. I thought maybe I could work my way up to store manager and that could be my career. After thinking about it for a while, I didn't feel satisfied having such a shallow job for the rest of my life, I wanted more.

    After I had my son, I had complications from my Crohn's disease and quit my job. My Crohn's disease is slowly going back into remission, and as I'm raising my son I constantly think about becoming a nurse. I want a career that I will love and that will make me proud of myself. Although my son is the light of my life, being a stay at home mom for the rest of my life/ homemaker isn't going to cut it for me.

    My mental health and physical health has held my back so much of my life from achieving my dreams and I don't know how to overcome it. I know my story is probably all over the place, but I'll end it with a question that sums up the purpose of this story. How do I overcome a life time of low self esteem, depression and anxiety to become a nurse? I feel I don't have the smarts or will power to become a nurse now, but I want to find a way to achieve it someday. I know I have a long way to go in terms of education, and self help both physically and mentally. I want to become a nurse so bad and get out of my comfort zone, but my mind, and sometimes my Crohn's hold me back. Again, please share similar experiences and how you have overcome them. I could really use the advice and encouragement. Thank you.

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    At first money was my first concern, but after reading all of the responses, it made me think. Yes, I could potentially find a supervisor or management job straight out of school and make a few extra thousand dollars, but I actually want to learn and become the best nurse I can be. Knowledge and experience means a lot more to me than a few thousand dollars. I also want to have pride in what I do and know that I didn't take the easy route, and by that I mean a management job that never truly tests what I learned in nursing school. Now that I think about it I don't know what's the point of becoming a nurse if I would become a manager straight out of nursing school. I don't even think I would have the right to call myself a nurse.

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    I was just curious as to what nursing job, in your opinion, is the ideal job for a new grad? A job that will give valuable experience that will shape a new grad into the best nurse that they can be. What unit in a hospital or maybe in a nursing home because it's not as faced paced but still gives a good learning foundation ? Thank you.

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    The more comments I see I can't believe the women I know has lasted as a supervisor and is now a clinical nurse manager after only being a nurse supervisor for one year straight out of school. She is book smart, but she doesn't have that much common sense. I definitely never want to take the path she has taken after seeing all these comments. Now, I am very weary on how nursing homes choose their managers based off the fact they hired one with zero clinical experience.

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    Yeah, it was just a thought. I would figure that the experience as a supervisor could prepare me for a managerial role. I'm a new nursing student, so I know I have a lot of things to learn and I have a lot of years a head of me to gain the proper knowledge. I was also just curious because I hope for her sake this decision doesn't back fire on her. Yes,it seems counter productive to go into a management position and then back to front line nursing position, but I know that sometimes priorities change leading to career changes. I wanted to make sure I wasn't sabotaging myself based on just one persons (my aquaintances) experience.

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    She is actually a nurse manager now. She's only been doing it a few months, so I guess I will see if her decision to dive directly into management was a wise choice.

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    Sweet charm, lindarn, SeattleJess, and 1 other like this.

    Thank you for giving me a real answer instead of trying to make me feel incompetent. I appreciate it. I was just curious. I kind of figured what I knew the answer would be, but just wanted other opinions. She was only in the supervisor position for a year and already got promoted to manager. I was just curious if it was a good move in terms of being a front line nurse in the long run or if she made the bad decision although it seems like she's doing okay right now. I just don't want to make the same mistake.

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    I realize its not a usual occurrence. My acquaintance has no leadership skills at all and she seemed to do well. I was just curious if anyone knew anyone else's experience with this.

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    It's a real question. The women I'm referring to got the job when she was only 22 with no experience. I figure if she can do it, why can't I ? Do nursing homes usually hire young new grads as supervisors and promote them to managers or is this a one time occurrence ? Will she still learn valuable nursing skills or is it a dead end job that she'll be stuck with? I would like to start off in the path similar to her because I can use the money to pay off loans, but one day I would like to give front line patient care.