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I Want to Be a Nurse

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    Future Nurse!!

    My career choice as a nurse started off in 10th grade working as a lifeguard. An elderly woman fainted and fell onto the deck and had a bad scrape on her face. I remember feeling my heart race as I ran over with my first aid kit and asking If she's ok . Thankfully , she was and I...
    redridinghoodxo redridinghoodxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    So, my teacher suggested over the phone

    that I find a steady job before I make my Italian restaurant. So I thought of what I wanted to do. I want to become a pediatric nurse OR a family doctor.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Mar 11

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    styxc styxc 22-25, M Dec 23, 2014

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    Nurse..

    I don't want to be any nurse..I want to be an obstertician nurse because, I love babies and I've already had a baby and know a lot about pregnancy/labor/delivery.
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F Jan 20, 2009

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    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M May 9

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    Letting Go

    I worked so hard to get into school.  I worked so hard IN school.  I'm getting straight A's.  I am kicking @ss old school, and taking names.  And yet, I have to drop out.  I have to drop out because the people who were in place to help me financially ended up not able to...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    Hi!

    I joined this group a few months ago and I've been waiting to post an introduction because I'm taking the teenest, tiniest baby steps to becoming a nurse. :D My name is Sarah, I'm 25 and I'm currently enrolled in my local community college taking courses to prepare to apply to...
    sarahmayy sarahmayy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2010

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    The thing I wanna do

    when I get out of school is nursing school. I got accepted to a vocational school and I'm doing Health Occupations there to learn the basic Nurses aid stuff.
    ChrisIsInTheHouse ChrisIsInTheHouse 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I Want To Become A Nurse

    I want to become a nurse. I just feel like I'm not smart enough I struggle through math I"m still holding on to that dream no matter what. I love helping people I hope to become a nurse one day.
    browneyes71000 browneyes71000 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Starting School

    I'm going to be a nurse, for a whole host of reasons.  I love helping people.  I love using my brain and knowledge base to make someone else's situation better.   I want to be the difference for people, to have helped them help themselves.  The only thing I can think about...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13, 2011

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    Brutal Exams

    On the cusp of finding out that I did quite well on Fundamentals exam (my first A), today I'm pretty certain I failed the Assessments exam on Cardiac and Integumentary. There were just a lot of things I studied that she never ever touched.  There were aspects of questions I was...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Oct 1, 2012

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    I am a Registered Nurse

    and I teach Health in a private school, and act also as the school nurse. I love nursing, and I love teaching, and if any of the younger people here want to chat about what real nursing and be a REAL nurse with pride is, please feel free to add me and send me a message!
    nickywee97 nickywee97 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My Calling

     My Papa is always Telling me "Girl you should go back to school and become a nurse" I feel that it's my Calling I love helping people. I Love taking care of them. When I am Doing this I Feel That I am where I belong. I Feel Alive. I am always smiling. I want to be...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2008

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    To All Of You Aspiring Rn’s, Please Beware!!!!

    To all of you aspiring RN’s, please beware. Have you heard that there’s a nursing shortage, you can get a job anywhere as a nurse, or you’ll get a sign on bonus when you get that first job because people are DESPERATE for RN’s? It’s a lie, it’s ALL lies honey. I...
    lovely618 lovely618 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    i want to but... i am somewhat scared of school.

    i feel i can do it i'm just not sure when. i love taking care of people but i wish there was more emphasis on prevention and whole foods nutrition.
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I Can See Myself...

    "Nurse Rosenthal...You're needed in room 313 please..." Can't you just hear it? A woman comes into the emergency room having contractions. She's panicking and I give her encouragement as I prepare her labor and delivery room, check her vitals, check the baby's vitals, while...
    b4realz b4realz 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    I want to be a nurse

    after I graduate from high school. I currently take nursing classes at a vocational school. I love it. I love helping & caring for people. I wanna work with cancer patients. It may seem odd but I lost my two aunts & uncle to cancer. There's not a day that goes by I still wish...
    Softballbabe16 Softballbabe16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    Nursing

    I got my illustration degree last fall, but now I want to pursue nursing when I move back to the East Coast. I think it's something I would be very good at and enjoy. Specifically, I'm considering working in the mental health field, or with the elderly. There are a few nurses in...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Bedside Manners

    Do you think that a doctor's prestige forgives their lack of bedside manners?  I ask that here because I'm in EP jail and don't get to ask the general public.  When my kid needed orthopaedic surgery, he had the finest surgeon in all of New England.  My neice needs surgery to...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    I Got In!

    I just wanted to share that I got accepted to the nursing program at my school!! There were around 40 applicants for 30 spaces, and my best friend and I both got in! I was worried, because I'm also in my school's honors program so my science course grades show I have a lot on my...
    NurseJello NurseJello 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    GabrielShot GabrielShot 18-21, M May 24

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    I Want To Be A Mental Health Nurse.....

    Hi everyone,i currently work as a carer in a home for older people with demensia,i love my job but id love to be a mental health nurse i have started looking into it and im hoping to go to college soon to resit 2 GCSE'S and also do a introduction to nursing course and then...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    I was studying to become a psychologist.

    However I changed my mind for various reasons. I plan to switch my classes and all to get ready to go into a nursing school/program. I want to work in a hospital as a nurse.
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 22-25, M Apr 6, 2014

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    "What do you wanna be with you grow up?

    " was a frequently asked question throughout the years. I never really knew the answer until very recently. I want to be a registered nurse. I'm not sure what specific branch I will venture into but no matter what it would be an uplifting job. I know it will not be without it's...
    howdousername howdousername 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I'm conflicted. I want to go to school

    for LPN, but I also want to keep the job I'm with now. money isn't the issue. I'm not in debt, and my car will be paid for soon. I'm very worried about taking this leap. Has anyone been in my shoes? Is there any advice you can give?
    leannabee leannabee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I dont know about you other Americans, but im getting really sick of this distrust between the police and civilians. So i think i want to do something about it before it gets out...
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    I am really thinking of joining the us coast guard!! I've always wanted to be a rescue swimmer ever senesce I was eight years old but I don't know what I need
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    This state just has to many hurtful memories. I just want to pack my bags and run. Keeping my eyes in front of me and running. leaving the memories and starting new. The only...
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    I want to see what makes them tick! I also would love learning some new ways to possibly become a killer myself, but most people don't like that kind of thing. The "normal" people...
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I just had a baby in late march, a beautiful baby boy! And I want another one already. But I know the time isn't right and I need to go to college so i try to keep myself occupied...
    SJMisBLUNT SJMisBLUNT 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm 45, natural breasts, have an extremely high sex drive. I've nursed all three of my children and found it to be euphoric. I am past wanting to have more children but I want...
    LisaMarieMilk LisaMarieMilk 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Which is why I can't wait to be a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
    biancalb biancalb 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 45, natural breasts, have an extremely high sex drive. I've nursed all three of my children and found it to be euphoric. I am past wanting to have more children but I want...
    LisaMarieMilk LisaMarieMilk 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I'm 45, natural breasts, have an extremely high sex drive. I've nursed all three of my children and found it to be euphoric. I am past wanting to have more children but I want...
    LisaMarieMilk LisaMarieMilk 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always been made to feel like I'm not important or special. I was always targeted because I was small, made fun of for being different, called names, sworn at, verbally...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I will nurse until I can't nurse anymore!
    allstar12 allstar12 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    No bother. Im 58 and a nurse. Just tried to kill myself with pills which did not work. Trying to get it together now. No other choice at present.
    stegall stegall 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1) my names grace 2) im the dumbest ******* person ever 3) i have 2 bros and 2 sisters and i love them sooo much 4) i want to be either a oncology nurse or midwife 5) i used to be...
    gracebxox gracebxox 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I just want to escape my hell and be free for once in my life. I want to run away..... I want to go on a road trip.... I just want to get away from people that made my life a...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I just want to escape my hell and be free for once in my life. I want to run away..... I want to go on a road trip.... I just want to get away from people that made my life a...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Jul 21

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