HannahGCJones 834 Views
Joined: Jan 11, '13;
Posts: 3 (0% Liked)
Thanks so much for the advice, just what I was after! So true what you say, I'm aware I really do see the nursing profession through rose tinted glasses, and my actual knowledge of your day to day lives is slim to none.
Really interesting that you raise the point about time spent on paperwork/computers and the NHS is essentially a business...a sad but important point. I'd be trading in (without wanting to sound hideously arrogant - so please excuse) a pretty good career so I HAVE to be as sure as I can be that I'm doing the right thing. There's no point in me going into nursing to find I'm in a 'corporate' world again in no time at all. Also a great point raised about micro-management, that could well stifle me.
The advice about HCA experience is fantastic. I think that experience would be the closest I can get to figuring this whole thing out.
Thanks so much again - hugely appreciated.
Thank you! Have since spoken to my local uni who have recommended I do as much volunteering and work experience as possible so fingers crossed in 18months I'll be on a course, hope your's is going well, really good to hear you enjoy it!
Hoping someone might be able to lend some advice out there. I'm currently working in business, as a Marketing Manager for a bank. Don't get me wrong the job is rewarding in many ways and it's certainly a rather comfortable life compared to nursing, set office hours, weekends to yourself, stable income etc etc. However something is fundamentally missing and I'm considering a big career change having felt I couldn't go into nursing as an 18 year old (all my A levels were in English and Media etc!!!), I had the medical experience and knowledge of a wooden spoon and therefore would have been laughed out of my UCAS application form.
I have a degree in Event Management (yes it really is a degree!) and have 4 years experience in business.... no medical experience whatsoever apart from sort of caring for my housemate who has just had a double lung transplant after many years of serious illness.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has made a career change like this, I can handle being a student again for 3 years and all the rest of it, but I think I need to go into this with as much info as possible rather than rose tinted glasses as it would be a big lifestyle change.
Many many thanks for whatever help comes my way. (ps. for your info I'm 26 so feel now might be a good time to make the change rather than when I'm settled and have a mortgage on my hands!)
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