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I Want to Be a Nurse

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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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    styxc styxc 18-21, M Dec 23, 2014

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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 but... i am somewhat scared of school.

    i feel i can do it i'm just not sure when. i love taking care of people but i wish there was more emphasis on prevention and whole foods nutrition.
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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 22-25, M Apr 6, 2014

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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 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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    So, my teacher suggested over the phone

    that I find a steady job before I make my Italian restaurant. So I thought of what I wanted to do. I want to become a pediatric nurse OR a family doctor.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Mar 11

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I'm conflicted. I want to go to school

    for LPN, but I also want to keep the job I'm with now. money isn't the issue. I'm not in debt, and my car will be paid for soon. I'm very worried about taking this leap. Has anyone been in my shoes? Is there any advice you can give?
    leannabee leannabee 26-30, F Jan 19

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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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    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 am currently and CNA and starting Monday will be taking classes for the pre-nursing program. Being a CNA has been extremely rewarding however, what interests me about the medical...
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    Here I go again. So I don't consider myself a good person, but when I overhear other staff members say horrible things about patients, their family members, and friends I realize...
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I recently dug out some of my old books from my childhood. One of them was a nursery rhymes book. I showed my friend and she laughed so hard and she didn't even go past the table...
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    Why isn't life simple? This June I will graduate with my NP and I find myself as lost as I was when I graduated from high school and nursing school. Jumping from the academic...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Im a new grad nurse and just been working for 3 weeks at a skilled facility.. I am completely stressed out. I cry all the time driving back home from work. I cant sleep thinking if...
    newbienurse newbienurse 26-30 3 Responses Apr 8

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    It has been an agonizing two weeks as I have tried to make the decision if once I graduate with my advance practice degree if I stay with the hospital where I work full time or go...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It has been an agonizing two weeks as I have tried to make the decision if once I graduate with my advance practice degree if I stay with the hospital where I work full time or go...
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    Why isn't life simple? This June I will graduate with my NP and I find myself as lost as I was when I graduated from high school and nursing school. Jumping from the academic...
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    When I tell people I'm a nurse, the comments from guys (I.e. "I bet you look sexy in that outfit." or "I can imagine you in that sexy dress and high heels.") gets pretty old. I...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Favorite movies (Let's see if I can limit ten per theme) 1. ANIMATED 1. Fern Gully 2. Phineas And Ferb The Movie: Across The Second Dimension 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Beauty And...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the support housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I am bilingual I am a nurse I have been married 20 years I have a son with mild autism/CP I worry too much I am in a place in my life where I am wondering...is this it? I have...
    LostInTheWorld123 LostInTheWorld123 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Fat girl rant! ok I have a preety face great personality and loving heart but I am Fat I am disgusted when I look at myself and I dont eat a lot I am always on the go as a nurse...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I just want to talk about my life so far. I hope my story is worth reading. I fell in love early on in my life to a married teacher at a Christian school I attended. In this...
    somewearntme somewearntme 46-50, M Apr 17

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    but it feels like it is already. I've posted a few bits and pieces but now I want to just purge my mind. Is that ok with you? A while back, god, how long? Since June of last year I...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. I live in Pennsylvania 2. I am studying to be a nurse 3. I am shy 4. I am a hopeless romantic 5. My main goal in life is to have a family and a long happy marriage 6. I like...
    ktlynn0890 ktlynn0890 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a college student in college station, tx. I so long to nurse a woman. Just to feel close and hopefully taste her milk. Let me know if anyone out there is interested
    themilkman91 themilkman91 22-25, M Apr 1

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