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New to Site, questions from a High School Student?

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Jahost Jahost (New) New

Simple Questions: If you can link to other threads, that would be fine too.

Why did you chose your career?

What hardships have you faced in this career? Racism? Sexism?

Is this profession rewarding? Mentally? Financially?

As an RN or LPN, how have you duties changed and what procedures are you allowed to do with your current training?

What do you see in the future of nursing?

I am new to this site, Do most people here work in a hospital setting and do people here share which hospital they work for or is this mostly anonymous?

systoly

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN. Has 23 years experience.

Welcome to the forum. There are lots of threads which address your questions. So why not lurk around for a while, fill in your "about me" and maybe contribute a little. We get so many threads that appear to be homework and therefore, in general, the reponses are not bountiful.

These are personal questions, but I feel like the reply you gave is an example of how we strive to be an unproductive world.

If someone was looking for answers to homework questions, what is better, people who work for an industry or Wikipedia?

Why does educational authority ask the question, how can we stop cheaters before they ask themselves how they can get people excited about education?

Furthermore, can you redirect me to recent posts on similar topics?

systoly

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN. Has 23 years experience.

Interesting ;)

Crux1024

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency, SAFE.

Search function. Top, right side of screen.

Why did you chose your career?

Chosing to be a nurse is a personal decision. If you want to be a nurse, you will know what in your life it wants you to fulfill. THe reason you got the previous response is because this is a common general question for nursing school enterance essays and interviews. Most of us had to dig deep to be able to put into words why we chose to become a nurse and that is something individualized and a part of who we are.

What hardships have you faced in this career? Racism? Sexism?

None but I am a female.

Is this profession rewarding? Mentally? Financially?

It is mentally exhausting and rewarding. But you get as much out of it as you put into it. Financially it is stable.

As an RN or LPN, how have you duties changed and what procedures are you allowed to do with your current training?

This sounds like an essay question. I actually had to answer this question in a research paper.

What do you see in the future of nursing?

Also sounds like an essay question.

I am new to this site, Do most people here work in a hospital setting and do people here share which hospital they work for or is this mostly anonymous?

I work in a hospital, it is best to stay anonymous, there is no way of knowing when something will come back to bite you.

I read something online about many nurses not actually working even though they have degrees as a personal choice. What is the deal with that?

bill4745, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 15 years experience.

Why did you chose your career? --I enjoy the challenges in ICU and ER. I find it very satisfying to take good care of people and save an occasional life. I also enjoy the relationships that I form with my co-workers that you don't see in other fields.

What hardships have you faced in this career? Racism? Sexism? -- Occasional sexism with female patients not wanting a male nurse.

Is this profession rewarding? Mentally? Financially? --It's the most rewarding job I've ever had, and I have had several. With 15 years experience and some overtime I make around $90k with great benefits.

Coffee Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience.

These are personal questions, but I feel like the reply you gave is an example of how we strive to be an unproductive world.

If someone was looking for answers to homework questions, what is better, people who work for an industry or Wikipedia?

Why does educational authority ask the question, how can we stop cheaters before they ask themselves how they can get people excited about education?

Furthermore, can you redirect me to recent posts on similar topics?

Hm...you characterize someone else as lazy, but can't be bothered yourself to search for the answers to your questions? I agree with systoly: interesting.

lol no one used the word lazy (not really sure why you would just make that up) but that's probably issues you will have to work out on your own, but yeah the questions were very formal, I should have just said, How do Yall like being Nurses. I don't want to get into a field and regret it later.

Hi Jahost, I think it is great to ask questions to get a better idea of whether or not this field is a good fit for you! My biggest suggestion would be to get your CNA license and work a few hours a week, or shadowing a nurse for a day. Although being an RN/LPN does have some different responisibilities you will get a good idea of how 'nursing' actually works (and you will be a much better nurse with CNA experience..imo)

I chose nursing because 1.)I have always wanted to work in the medical field 2.) I enjoy taking care of people 3.) paying for nursing school was feasible. I can't really think of any hardships I have had to face (other than nursing school, lol). I have found this career to be rewarding mentally, i love learning and there is ALWAYS an opportunity to learn...definately does not get boring! The pay is good and the job is stable... 'comfortable' financially which is a blessing. I am a fairly new RN and there are differences in responsibilities (and amount of training required) between an RN and LPN...I personally don't feel like going into these, but there are lots of posts on this topic if you dig around a bit :). Finally, I know the future of nursing will be greatly influenced by this health care bill that is currently being proposed...i mean healthcare run by the government if done poorly could make nursing a nightmare! Although there will not be a shortage on people that need nursing care with people living longer and 'baby boomers' aging, because of this I still see a bright future in nursing.

Hey wow, thanks Quite_one, I really like this site and the information that can found here on personal opinions ect.

Is there any state/country that would be best to work or get education? The CNA thing sounds like a good idea to get experience. I would like to accumulate all the funds I need for education so that I would not be in any kind of debt.

There is not really a place to work that is 'best'...although I would strongly suggest you start looking at your local colleges that offer programs (also don't forget to go to the state board of nursing to see what that schools pass rate is..you don't want to spend time in a program only to be unprepared for the NCLEX!)

I personally chose the associate degree route to save money, I attended a community college so the tuition was cheap compared to universities that offered bachelors degrees. If you are wondering an associate (asn) or a bachelors (bsn) will both prepare you to become an RN, asn is 2 years and bsn is 4 years. There are not any immediate benefits of having bsn, but it is a good thing to have for advancing your career if you wish to be something other than a staff nurse.