Before you became a nurse, what were you doing/what was your job then? Just curious!
Specializes in everywhere.
Apr 22, 2008
Pharmacy tech, bookkeeper, LVN to RN. Interested in the replies........
nrsang97, BSN, RN
Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.
Has 20 years experience.
I was a cashier/stock clerk/floral clerk at a chain grocery store. Then a aide, then a extern.
Has 2 years experience.
Not a nurse yet, a CNA in school. Carpenter actually.
I'm not a nurse, but I am looking into several programs...but just for those who may also be curious about where new students are coming from...
I am a SAHM, have been for about 12 years. I have a background in Graphic Arts, but I had to take care of my dad the last few years of his life, he lived with us and my experience with that sparked my interest in nursing.
RedhairedNurse, BSN, RN
Specializes in Med Surg, Ortho.
Specializes in LTC, MDS Cordnator, Mental Health.
Has 9 years experience.
Waitress, Grocery Clerk, bookkepper, office manager and Insurance agent. CNA, Lpn and now RN,
This was the smartest thing I have ever done.
Specializes in Cardiac, Adolescent/Child Mental Health.
Has 2 years experience.
Retail, cleaned houses, went to medical assistant school, did that for about 8 years and then went back to school for nursing. I've been an RN for a little over a year now.
I did everything.....waitress, bartender, short order cook, pizza chain manager, photographer studio secretary, real estate secretary and gopher, camp counselor, health club desk attendant...and the list goes on!
Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN
Stay-at-home mom, original college major was Social Work.
Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED.
Project Engineer for Applied Materials in Santa Clara CA.
Specializes in None.
High school student!!!
crb613, BSN, RN
Specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER.
Has 7 years experience.
Waitress, Grocery Clerk, bookkepper, office manager and Insurance agent. CNA, Lpn and now RN,This was the smartest thing I have ever done.
OK, just for fun. I was a union carpenter and a licensed construction supervisor in the state of Massachusetts. That is my "go to" qualification as I worked on historic buildings and dealt with people who had history degrees and used them to hurt people. I did that for about 14 years. Here is my whole list: (not in order)
1) Construction laborer
2) Asbestos remover
3) Gas station attendant
4) Landscape worker
5) Temp worker for Kodak
6) Temp worker for BJ's
7) Order picker for an ostomy product vendor
9) Radio Shack salesman
10) Home security salesman
11) Security guard
12) Tool administrator
13) Engineering technician
14) ACC for Alaska State Parks
17) telephone installer
18) mailroom clerk
19) News Photographer for an ABC affiliate
20) Is not filled in yet
Oh my God, look at this list! In my defense, 2/3'rds of these jobs were prior to age 24. I was trying to make that extra 50 cents an hour and I became bored very easily.
The truth is I was a high school dropout and this is what happens without a formal education.
P_RN, ADN, RN
Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89.
Has 30 years experience.
1 year at diploma nursing school
2 year business degree, part time auto repair garage secretary
property title searcher for my father (Realtor)
secretary 6 mo. typed papers for HS and college students
2 1/2 years BSN school
nursing assistant during the 2 years hub was stationed in army in Alabama,
telephone long distance operator #128
mommie for 9 more,
Medical Assistant to General Practitioner,
College of Nursing->RN
RN at same doctor total 7 years MA and RN
OR Circulator, 1 year
Oncology nurse, 1 year
Health Department/Child and Youth/WIC/EPSDT 1 year
Vocational Rehabilitation Nurse
Orthopedics the next 22 years
Back Injured Nurse since then
Found allnurses.com and felt very welcomed indeed.
Well . . .if you are going to list them ALL . . . .
Waitress/Maid at a resort
Office help at a lumbar mill
Typing Tutor to man with C/P
Secretary at computer firm
Sales/Concierge on the Queen Mary
Grocery store clerk
Physical Therapy Tech
Stay at home mom and homeschooling mom
(RN-BSN program starts in May)
PMFB-RN, BSN, RN
Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response.
Has 16 years experience.
Farrier for 4 years during high school.
Medic with army infantry 5 years.
LPN 1 year.
Dairy farmer (WAY more than full time) / part time LPN for 9 years.
RN for 2 years now.
Specializes in Nursing Ed, Ob/GYN, AD, LTC, Rehab.
Has 4 years experience.
Hostest, Buyer, Baker, CNA, LPN, Now RN!!!
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