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I Want to Be a Nurse

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    "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

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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

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    styxc styxc 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Haha I feel so weird saying that. It's just an amusing little source of entertainment more than anything. She isn't really a nurse. She's a nurse practitioner. They're rare and...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I am not a nurse but am interested in talking to some nurses
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I am a new nurse and I think older nurses with many years of experience are so mean. You would think since they have all this knowledge, that they would consider it an opportunity...
    vaneese vaneese 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    Understanding the TOG Value The warmth of all duvets - goose down duvets included - is measured in togs, which is a unit of thermal resistance. Products rated at circa 4.5 tog are...
    rsgpfastgold rsgpfastgold 22-25, M Dec 7

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    I never had so much as a serious cold until my accident in 1997. Going to see the doctor was very routine, and something you only really did to get immunizations for school, and at...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M a week ago

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    Wow, I've never been this tired in my entire life. Our unit is lacking of man power so basically most of us are mandated to do overtime which is very exhausting. And they don't...
    sillyliz777 sillyliz777 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't know if anybody caught a blurb I wrote a while ago about how I drank a couple of beers and "something wasn't right." I wrote that I fell asleep in my car, woke up, puked...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I am wondering if I am boring for a person in a coma. I have the T.V. on for background noise. I talk to the nurse from time to time. I'm not much of a talker though. So if the...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Dec 8

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    I want to become a registered nurse. Any tips?
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    Any student nurses out there?
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I am in school to become a registered nurse! (: So excited!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    i ve being working as a nurse in a medical ward for almost 2 years in sweden and i am starting to feel like am going a little crazy and near a nervous breakdown after 2 years of...
    decopage decopage 26-30, F Dec 12

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    I'm still working on it, it's a labor of love. The very first thing that needs to go is my bed. I don't like big beds. It's a hand-me-down. I am going to get a twin size set and...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    If I was a woman I would definatly be a wet nurse. I'd love to breastfeed everyday and just bond with children that would be amazing. Breastfeeding is so under rated now a days...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M Dec 16

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Well, I caught a nasty flu on day three of my relactation project. I am still not feeling the greatest. He didn't want to stop nursing because I was sick. He asked me if he still...
    bfwife2 bfwife2 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    Update: I feel much better, thanks to my mom and peanut butter-smothered rice cakes. In case you didn't catch the comment, basically I passed out in the kitchen right in front of...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I want to be a nurse and can't wait to start nursing school this upcoming year, mean while I have finals next week and a million other things going on. My eyes are on the prize...
    jennamarie123 jennamarie123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    so happy i followed what i wanted and am now in college to become a nurse! my fiance/father of our children, is in college as well! (: so busy!! lol
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Any nurses,lifeguard, or cheerleaders out there?
    news4you news4you 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    The thought of a woman letting me nurse her breast thourghly arouses me. North Louisiana
    wyatts39 wyatts39 41-45, M Dec 3

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    I found a website that recommends estrogen and progesterone creams, applied at different times to aid in inducing lactation. Another website recommends the use of a tens unit. I...
    bfwife2 bfwife2 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Can you help me re word this for my story please Coming home to nothing breaks my heart. An empty nursery:I can't stand it. You don't know what it makes me feel. Constant guilt...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to chase you around The house like I used to do I want to tackle and play Wrestle with you too, I want to softly place My lips upon yours I want to curl up With you and...
    gauravkumar07 gauravkumar07 22-25, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I just want to be loved despite my bad days and good days. Despite my quirks and flaws. I am tired of snide remarks that are made into jokes, passive-aggressiveness, etc. I don't...
    onafaerieswings onafaerieswings 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    ?I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've gone to college twice now. I took a few classes at the community college in my hometown, which really ddidn't amount to anything at all other than one experience that meant a...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I suppose it's the fact that I never had a big family. No siblings (that I know of, anyway - my "dad" may well have other children). I've never felt like I really belonged to...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I dont want to live in a world full of money full of stress full of anxiety I dont want to live in a world full of work working hard and earning for it to be taken away to pay for...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 1 Response