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I Want to Be a Nurse

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    I've been a nurse for 8 years. My late wife was a nurse for fifteen years before I went to nursing school. Life without her, with my new wife, is both good and bad, happy and sad.
    MickyMD MickyMD 51-55, M Jun 26

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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 3 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 6 days 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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    Sometimes I really want to call you and tell you how damaged I am. How it still hurts when you say that you didn't want to have a girl, especially someone like me. I know you think...
    writerannie writerannie 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 27

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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 4 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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    Looking for a female to nurse me (female) in the Philly, NJ, Delaware area
    CravingNurture CravingNurture 22-25 Jun 26

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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 5 days ago

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    Such a good feeling having 5 days off straight. I love being a nurse
    hzel1323 hzel1323 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs 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 5 hrs ago

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    I just want one ******* human being to talk to and them not judge me by what I say .. I want to be able to tell them about my life and them not be in shock or pitty me for what I...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    PISCES SIGN Pisces sign is the sign of eternity in the Zodiac. Pisces sign is difficult to be described exactly. Among Pisces sign there are many creative and artistic people...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I want someone to hold me and tell me everything is ok and to tell me take off the make up your pretty without it I want someone who can't **** me and look in my eyes while doing...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want to go somewhere peace and alone...i hate it being here!! People around me are so selfish and judgemental!!! I hate it when people start to judge me!! It's none of your...
    FelixFelicity03 FelixFelicity03 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I want to see myself like in the movies; With a gay best friend, a guy friend and a girl friend. :p lmao but I think that is too much to ask. I haven't found a best friend that is...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Believe in God, and everything the bible says, including the Holy Ghost power, but still do things I don't want to do, don't do the things I want to do! Should be so simple, but...
    imfree2bme imfree2bme 46-50, F 2 Responses 57 mins ago

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    I've never had a guy touch me. I want so bad for it to happen. I feel like I'm trapped whnen I should be able to do things that I want.
    marcusru marcusru 16-17, M 8 mins ago

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    SCORPIO SIGN Scorpio sign is an expression of Ego. Scorpio sign is able to control his character and hypnotism radiates from Scorpio sign eyes. Scorpio sign are brave people and...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    SAGITTARIUS SIGN People of Sagittarius sign are very sociable and friendly. The true nature of Sagittarius sign is a generous and cheerful idealist. They are kind people and do...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want a new girlfriend. Preferable offline. Near like barrhead, Alberta, Canada. I broke up with my last girlfriend back in February.
    Guestyguy Guestyguy 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    AQUARIUS SIGN The key feature of Aquarius sign is non-traditional approach to life. Aquarius sign is characterized by curiosity and the ability of deep insight into secrets. These...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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