I just discovered and joined this forum. I am an older nursing student who is getting her LPN and then will continue to her RN (so I can work at LPN wages instead of Nurses Aide wages
while finishing up!) I am really excited about FINALLy being able to do what I have wanted to do for a long time. The kids are grown and grandkids are thriving so now it is time for me!
As I a way to get to know who everyone is AND as a way to help me with a small research paper I am doing - would any of you be willing to tell me why you chose to be a nurse in a rural area (especially if you are at a rural hospital)? Have you worked in an urban setting? What are the pros and cons of rural nursing vs. urban nursing?
I must admit to some ulterior motives for this research topic as I am trying to decide where I want to practice also. I live in a rural area however have several urban hospitals within a 50-60 mile radius.
Thanks for your help......