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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 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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    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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Next year will be my final year at school. Right now I should be working really hard with an ambition of what I want to do or be once I leave school as all my friends are. I do...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was a senior in high school. Most of the time, I was absent. Why? I was taking care of my mom. My mom was REALLY sick. Here's a quick timeline: Mom had her second heart attack...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    A proctologist just finished examining a patient and said "good bye Mr. Smith, see you next week". The nurse walks in a few minutes later and has a form for the Proctologist to...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M Sep 16

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    Hi, I have been a LPN for 3 years and I have experienced the bullying, favoritism and sabotage to such an extent that I became depressed. I was almost through RN school, but I...
    ballamy ballamy 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a nurse and I work in the ER for more than 4 years now. Two months ago I started working in a government hospital here in the Philippines. This stint opened my eyes to the...
    dhanagurl dhanagurl 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I found this site because i'm having trouble sleeping at night after 4 graveyard shifts. I practically spent my whole day napping, day dreaming, relaxing, and feeling awake at...
    1crowdedhour 1crowdedhour 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    So I am turning 23 next month and still nothing has changed in my life. I mean I know I need to do something about it blah blah blah but I don't know how . I am always sitting...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10

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    I think im failing science class arhh not an option if you want to be a nurse like me
    courtney10155 courtney10155 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Hi I really love music, I want to learn how to speak Korean and I'm a student nurse but I seem to have problems with my self confidence(low self-confidence)
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I have been married 3 weeks and my new husband has started to bully me really badly. Intimidating and controlling me. My heart is hurting and I'm disgusted at his behaviour. I have...
    Worldtoright Worldtoright 46-50, F 35 Responses Sep 9

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F Sep 12

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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
    lking7 lking7 31-35, F Sep 12

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    My first job was a horticultural apprenticeship. I worked in a plant nursery and studied horticulture and retail as part of it for 2 years and i finished just before my 19th...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F Sep 17

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    Children crying for their mothers find no solace in nurses.
    flipper1966 flipper1966 56-60, M Sep 10

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    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit [PICU]- A droning whirring noise filled my ears as a relentless chill dragged me from the reaches of sleep or rather unconsciousness. Rough hands...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1. I'm a Leo 2. I am a book worm 3. My favourite books are Hush Hush and Thrown of glass 4. I am 17 years young 5. I love wolves 6. I am very creative 7. I am an aunty to seven 8...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    My husbands kids want to eat all day long. I know they are young and growing but every five minutes I hear I want nummies coming from a five yr old daughter and a two yr old little...
    hart1012 hart1012 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    "morning book " she reads her morning book in the autumn sunlight and within our conversation she smiles radiantly gives glimpse of hearts truth natural beauty rendered of the...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 3 hrs ago

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    Getting older... knowing more stuffs..seeing more stuffs. Time gives you a coin with 2 faces.. let you know what you want in life and another face is.. sometimes you just can't...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Last night I had a crazy amazing dream! It was pretty long but the part that is really sticking with me was that I was trying to cross the street by my house and a shiny jet black...
    meshbegin meshbegin 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I laid there unconscious in my bathroom floor. I was slowly slipping away. My body grew cold, I struggled to scream but nothing would come out of my mouth. I could feel my blood...
    XxOutOfLovexX XxOutOfLovexX 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I want someone I can talk to about anything. I tired of being up all night, but not having someone to talk to. Someone to actually make me happy. I know it sounds like all I need...
    DarkSoul9 DarkSoul9 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Let's start by explaining I'm a closet cross dresser. I don't just want to be a girl for Halloween I want to pass for one at least with people that don't know me. I know I would...
    Hiddensissy69 Hiddensissy69 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I just want to talk to him even though hes not good for me in any way shape or form. I hate this feeling. No matter how messed up things were i want to keep trying and try and...
    Lilcrazyducky93 Lilcrazyducky93 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s...
    answermyprayers answermyprayers 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Dear all, I need your advice. Yesterday something scary happened to me. I was in the theatre where we saw a great play and then there was a meeting with actors and the director and...
    Memonster Memonster 22-25 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I want a girlfriend who I can enjoy life with. Feel half empty at the moment.
    sealbeachguy sealbeachguy 36-40, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    There are many things we come across, some affect us , some just pass. Here are some of the things that left a deep impact on me and continue to influence my thoughts, words and...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    i'm not gay but i love chatting to anyone. so please feel free to add me if you want a new friend to chat with.
    girlyAndrea1987 girlyAndrea1987 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    Any girls want to swap pics :) xoxo
    zoe321 zoe321 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, I'm a 24 yo gay man. I've been into a relationship twice that I can never feel full of. One was a long-distance relationship that I decided was pointless and it ended...
    MrBluez MrBluez 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Oh. And I also want one who doesn't lie to me straight to my face and one who doesn't treat breaking my heart like it's an Olympic sport. Yes. That would be just fu.ckin grande.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago