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I Want to Be a Nurse

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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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 18-21, M Apr 6

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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...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Sometimes I really don't want to be a nurse anymore it's a thankless job where you work yourself to death at least at my job and ever morning it's a meeting about everything wrong...
    Submissivekitten1982 Submissivekitten1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Urology nurse, are there any urology nurses available for a chat please? I have a question and would like some answers.
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jul 3

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    Yes ...I admire nurses. Most work long hours and are very under appreciated people. God bless you for what you do, it's very important..... Thank you to all the nurses out there...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been an LPN now for 4 years after having been a care aide for 5 years and all I can say is that I am trying desperately to get out of this horrible cult .. I truly hate my...
    moxy730 moxy730 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    See I am not a "nurse" but I am called a end of life specialist. Fancy right? It's really just a nice way of saying end of life friend as I like to say! It can be a really...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I got fired from a desk job at a nurse call center in February. I had the job for 6 years. It was right after my last back surgery. The doctor said I had to leave floor nursing b/c...
    msrani msrani 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    In nursery I knew the so called 'love of my life' except I did bot know she would be the 'love of my life' at that time. We never talked to each other much in nursery. She also...
    sayhellofriend sayhellofriend 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    You might be a nurse if…. 1. You believe combat pay should automatically part of your pay. 2. You believe the moon changes your patient’s personality. 3. You have caught...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 11

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    1.) I am 16 going to be turning 17 in October. 2.) Junior in High School. 3.) Really short only 5 feet tall. 4.) favorite color is PINK 5.) I love love love shopping 6.) I love...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I want a baby. I feel empty, lost and desperately unhappy without one. But my bf isn't ready. I've said I'll drop it, not mention it again, as he said we can talk about it in two...
    joules1993 joules1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    i keep trying to tell my mum that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My mum was an alcoholic all her life basically, it use to infuriate me that she would constantly be drunk because she would turn in to this nasty person I hated. As I grew older I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    My husband and I recently fell on hard times and were forced to move in with my parents. My husband works a job that requires him to be gone for weeks on end and I'm stuck with our...
    SoapBoxKid SoapBoxKid 26-30 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I will write it in third person and state only the facts of the story. Anything inferred from the facts is not my fault, because I only state what happened. There was a woman...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Everlong is Willow's Song" Flushed at heart, from walking with my wayward lover. Curve of moon resting in our right hand, without cover. Paused; at the portal of many seasons in...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    So yesterday was a very rough day for me and my family. My baby brother whos 2 years younger than me but still the baby of the family, felt into a crisis and as heart breaking as...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    1. I'm 20 2. I have a boyfriend of almost 5 years 3. I live at home with my grandparents and younger brother 4. My dad passed when I was 12 from a heart condition 5. The same...
    AlyssaBreanne AlyssaBreanne 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Ill take this bird with the broken leg, we can nurse it, she said.
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F Jul 18

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    Such a good feeling having 5 days off straight. I love being a nurse
    hzel1323 hzel1323 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    WATER ELEMENT Water element is emotions and feelings. Properties of Water Element are cold and humidity. Key notions of Water Element are emotions, symbols, synthesis...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The world is getting cold and it's only getting colder but I don't think it will ever get as ice cold as the hearts of many of our own.Greed,Fear,Money,Religion,etc. these are some...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    About 5 months ago, me and my boyfriend broke up. I am over him for the most part but lately, I think about our old times. Not necessarily the relationship part but the friendship...
    uhtobehonest uhtobehonest 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    A young couple were dancing the night away on a hot evening in a London nightclub. So sweltering, many of the men were shirtless. Not this guy though. The gf unbuttoned her bf's...
    jasblyth jasblyth 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yes I do I want to because when I'm alone I feel like there's no one to hurt me and I can't hurt anyone. I can't trust people because I've always had people in my life that hurt me...
    Coolman1222 Coolman1222 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I want to lose weight too, but I get concerned for so many young people who post on here. Wanting to try this extreme fasting or diet. The goal should be to be healthier and not...
    MegMichelle29 MegMichelle29 26-30, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've wanted to die forever. My life used to be much worse than it is now no friends, no freedom, drug problems, nobody to care about. I just sat alone with pure nothingness for...
    LizardKing420 LizardKing420 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Well I want to take a **** but I'm clogged up. Moral of the story: We don't always get what we want.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hate how money can change a person. It's crazy but some how it happens. My ex boyfriend was one of a kind. Our freshman year, he was quirky, a band geek, down to earth...
    uhtobehonest uhtobehonest 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    how can you say you torture me? you're already thinking about someone else. when he comes home, you'll be in his arms and I'll be gone but I know my day will come I know...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 6 hrs ago

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    I wish people understood me better. No one knows what I want except me. When I tell people what I want, they look disappointed or shocked. Everybody expects me to be their...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    1. I am gay & 14. (Nearly 15)yay 2. I live in the north west of England 3. I have no gay friends at all 4. I have not come out yet 5. I live with my nan and grandad 6. I love old...
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'd be glad to do whatever a master wants. I only want a female master though. Please, I'll do anything that u need
    itsbigT itsbigT 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    It doesn't matter what people think of you, it more about how you think of yourself. If you think you are amazing and great but in a none-full of yourself way, then one day you...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 1 Response 27 mins ago