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    I hate nursing

    My Dad always told me... it's good to have a job, but it is a true blessing to love your job. It's never too late to pursue another career. I think it's healthy that you've identified your feelings about being an LPN. It is how you use these emotions that will truly decide your fate. Will you start a brand new journey into another field? Will you continue in healthcare? Will you pursue a passion or hobby and turn it into a career? While nursing has been so life-giving to me, I've been in particular areas of nursing that have lead to frustration and burnout. Recently, I found great purpose in being a research nurse and clinical trials coordinator. I know what it is like to go to work everyday and dread the next 12 hours ahead of me, but when I realized my negativity I started to seek a new position. Ive never been an LPN, but as an RN I know that having an RN can afford you a wider variety of jobs in research, education, critical care. I think you have to take time for yourself and reflect on what you want to accomplish in the next 5, 10, and 15 years. If becoming an RN is your goal, then continue to pursue this goal. If becoming a teacher...or working in business is a goal...pursue that. I had a 52 year old grandmother in my nursing class. You are never too old to pursue your dreams. Spend some time focusing on yourself and doing things to take care of you. As nurses we spend so much of our time taking care of others...we forget to take care of ourselves. We've all got skills to offer the world...find yours and shine... Hope this is helpful!
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    Thinking about leaving nursing school

    Nursing is not just bedside...in the hospital! While that is the MAJOR focus of nursing school, there are a wide variety of options when becoming a nurse that have nothing to do with Med-surge, ICU, or LnD. Psychiatric nursing is a fantastic career for those interested in psychology! Case management is great for those interested in sociology! There is a huge demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners and this could be a great end-goal career! There is also nursing education, which is great for people who are life long learners! Education would be a great field if you enjoy pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing theory! Then there is my field nursing research! Yes research, the class everyone hates in undergraduate (BSN) programs! I worked in the ICU, Med-Surge, and PCU, but when I started working in these areas I thought of ways we could implement best practice guidelines! I work with subjects who participate in clinical trials, and drug trials to see if we can improve patient outcomes. I work with inpatient and outpatient subjects! I work with a ton of people in psychometrics, these people have masters in psychology and run data analysis as well as cognitive testing (I work in Neurology). All this to say! I always like to tell people nursing is a great career, because it opens so many doors to do things you don't traditionally think as nursing! To some administering medications, giving bed-baths, and developing care plans is their passion and it gives their life purpose. For others working with psychiatric patients and leading group therapy sessions is their passion. Still for others reading the latest data points about a new pharmacological drug is their passion! Nursing looks a lot different from what is taught in school, mainly because there simply isn't enough time! Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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    switch from medical school to nursing?

    You need to ask yourself if you really want to be a physician! I have known two people who have started medical school and then decided on becoming nurses because, they preferred the bedside nursing care over the in and out management of care from the physician. You mentioned that you considered the BSN to MSN accelerated, if this is a Nurse Practitioner Program I highly recommend that you stay in Medical School. The MD route will give you a greater amount of autonomy, regardless of what state you live in. Do not simply leave medical school for financial reasons. There are plenty of opportunities to take out student loans, and if you've been through the first two years debit free that is a huge accomplishment. Go with your heart and your passions. Perhaps waiting two years until you start residency to start having children will also make this an easier financial decision. Good luck! Keep the community updated!
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    2015 Duke BSN to DNP

    Thanks! I really like their program and I hope that I get in! I know that for the last round of applicants they had 170 applicants and only 45 spots, so fingers crossed!
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    MSN FNP Vanderbilt start 2015

    Decided to start this thread to see if anyone had any idea when Vanderbilt would be notifying applicants about interviews? I know the priority deadline was November 1, 2014, but still haven't heard anything.
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    2015 Duke BSN to DNP

    Decided to start this thread to see if anyone had any idea when Duke would be notifying applicants about interviews?
  7. Decided to start this thread to see when letters were going out for Loyola, and who would potentially be in the class. I interviewed in November. The professor I interviewed with said, that the School of Nursing would try to have letters out before the Christmas season, but its a few days before Christmas and still haven't received anything in the mail.
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    2015 BSN to DNP (FNP) at LSUHSC

    Decided to start this thread to see when letters were going out for LSU, and who would potentially be in the class. I interviewed December 1st. The professor I interviewed with said, that the School of Nursing would try to have letters out before the Christmas season, but its a few days before Christmas and still haven't received anything in the mail.