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I Want to Be a Nurse

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am a Nurse because I want to help those who are sick, take care of them and give them the comfort that they need - but the question is still unanswered. Yes, it can be the reason...
    ImWithJesus ImWithJesus 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    This forensic psychological wellness program will Establish upon your current training and teaching, supplying you with expert competencies in affected person management. check...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I have witnessed too many deaths in my entire nursing experience and never did I witness a neonatal death because of shoulder dystocia. A soon-to-be mother of two was mounted on...
    ImWithJesus ImWithJesus 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am not a nurse but am interested in talking to some nurses
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not a nursing student yet. I'm about half way done with my prereqs. I want to go into surgical/transplant nursing. I eventually want to do disaster relief or become a travel...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F a week ago

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    Nurses are Usually Reserve for Successful Engineers
    Ellainemaidess Ellainemaidess 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Let me just start off by saying i've been a CNA for about 2 years now. It's the hardest job i've ever had, at this facility it was anyways. The money doesn't pay for what you do...
    Berlz22 Berlz22 22-25, F 3 days 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Any OR nurses here? What are the pros and cons of OR nursing and is there anything you can share?
    yensies yensies 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    Any student nurses out there?
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My parents are divorced. I'm an only child (at least I though I was). They were always fighting over me, it is a still ongoing battle. 2 weeks ago I found out that my mum...
    mrsdarcy01 mrsdarcy01 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I adore children and I've always wanted to have kids of my own. Ideally lots of them. In my early 20s I lived in Tahiti, French Polynesia, for two years and I really admired the...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M Oct 30

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    Actually, I started out wanting to be a girl. More than that I looked at girls and thought "I am like you". More, I thought of the boys "I am not like you." I remember the sadness...
    MsNeither MsNeither 56-60, T Nov 2

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    Shadowing the pediatric doctors and nurses have shown me that it's exactly what I want to do. I would love to work with children and I've wanted to be a doctor for so long. I...
    chuhulil chuhulil 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    Say what you want but this is my life & what you say, will not change the way I'm living my life. I've always been a self conscious person & I started to gain a little bit of...
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 22-25, F Nov 2

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    Had an interview for a care home worker on Monday...just found out I didn't get it...I'm devastated. What did I do wrong? I have a good amount of personal experience with elderly...
    TiaLeopard TiaLeopard 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I saw this picture onlline that stated 3 reasons to date a nurse. The last one really got me.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    1) I'm a nurse 2) I love heavy metal music 3) I hate getting a hair cut 4) I'm in love with someone in prison and I don't care what people say about him 5) I grew up in a small...
    nukeemhigh nukeemhigh 22-25, F Nov 3

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    I do! I really do! Sadly, after so many plants have died at your hands, it starts to feel like a felony just walking into the nursery.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    1. cheaters 2. animal abuse 3. a nurse I worked with 4. my ex sister n law 5. liver
    2isbetterthan1 2isbetterthan1 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    My grandma was a nurse My grandpa lied about his age and fought as a tank driver in Italy then shot himself in the foot while cleaning his gun. The stuff that happened is...
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    A woman driving in a car accidentally hits and runs over a snake. Paranoid and saddened by what she had done she takes the wounded snake and nurses it back to health. When the...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel empty. I feel incomplete. I have so much love to give, but no one wanting to receive it. I know what love feels like. I have been deeply in love. Unfortunately she knew how...
    AaronBot AaronBot 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Just wanted you to know i cared for you even though you didn't care for me. I wanted you to feel loved even though you didn't loved me. I wanted you to know that even though life...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Hello. Im indian and Iam 20 years old.. I live in mumbai and Im trustworthy. Looking for the girl who is made only for me. I will give you my life i will be there in everything...
    RoyalBeauty RoyalBeauty 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'd love to do it one day. What I really want is a pixie cut but I'm so intrigued about how it would feel to have all my hair buzzed really short. I've wondered what it's like for...
    Enna87 Enna87 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Happy Turkey Day everyone! Even if you're not from 'merica you can eat all you want want today haha ^_^
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F 37 mins ago

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    I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it being a great day as it is my first holiday with my girlfriend. Best part is none of us have to...
    karinawheels karinawheels 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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