Nursing major…hopefully!!?

As of now I have just graduated and am interested in going to school to become a nurse. I would love to hear from some real life nurses and hear any advice and ecspecially hear the pros and cons of a nursing career! Thanks!

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2 Responses to Nursing major…hopefully!!?

  1. ivy1988 says:

    The 4 years of schooling required to become a RN is hard. but is definitely worth it if you are dedicated and serious enough about becoming a nurse. The first 2 years of Nursing school is in my opinion the hardest, because they cover a lot of material, whereas in your upper years (I’ve been told), you focus more. The lecture part can be dry and boring sometimes, but compared to other Sciences (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology…) I took in my 2 years of Science undergrad, the Nursing classes and Human Biology & Physiology classes are much are interesting and relate-able. Nursing career (again, from what I’ve been told by friends and faculty advisors) are long hours, usually 12 hour shifts in the major hospitals, again worth it if you’re really into and serious about Nursing. If you’re still unsure about Nursing, I’d suggest you either contact your local university’s School of Nursing advisor and start asking some questions (and perhaps get them to provide you with an e-mail address of a current nursing student ambassador in the university you want to go to) and ask them questions. If you can’t do that, you can try job-shadowing a nurse for a couple of months, or volunteer in a hospital ER (but job-shadowing is much better). All the best and good luck!!

  2. delolo78 says:

    I have been a nurse for only four years and I am ready to find a new career. To me nursing a thankless job. In today’s hospitals a more and more is being given to the nurse to complete in a 8 or 12 hour day and sometimes it is downright impossible. I live in florida where the shortage isn’t that bad now but in 10 to 15 years when the baby boomers become elderly it’s going to be a very big problem. I believe they pay don’t nurse’s enough especially in the state of florida. My advice to you is don’t work in florida as a nurse (it probably one of lowest paying states for nursing), and work in state where they have nursing unions they tend to treat their nurses better.