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If you could start over with any career choice, would you choose your current career as a Nurse again ?

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Nicole’s Answer

Hello Yaasmin,

If I were to speak from the heart, I wouldn't necessarily opt for nursing again, but that's not because it's a less rewarding profession. My decision is rooted in the fact that I had another passion that I didn't fully chase. If given another chance, I'd pursue my initial passion with the same intensity as I did with nursing. However, my journey in nursing has been nothing short of remarkable, and I cherish every experience I've had in this field. If your heart is set on nursing and it's what you truly want, then by all means, chase your dream with all your might! You won't have any regrets if you follow your heart's desire!!!
Thank you comment icon Your advice was so helpful! Yaasmin
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Nancie’s Answer

Yes I would have but I would have gotten a Masters and become a Nurse Practitioner..
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Melissa’s Answer

Yaasmin,

If I'm being completely honest... No, I would not choose nursing if I could go back and choose my career path all over again. My initial interest/desire entering college was to become a veterinarian or a veterinary technologist. When I was in high school a lot of older people deterred me from this interest and told me being a "people nurse" would be much more lucrative and make more of a difference than what I was interested in. While the grass is always greener, I do look back and wish I had not let these people sway my decision. I guess what I am saying is- if you are passionate about something, choose to make that your career instead of allowing what other people say to influence you one way or the other. When you are truly passionate about something that is when you will make the biggest positive impact on the world and be truly fulfilled in your career. Hope this answers your question!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for sharing your perspective. Yaasmin
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Estefania’s Answer

Hi there Yaasmin,

My only regret is not starting a healthcare career sooner. I took my time and it took me years to figure out what I could be passionate about, I began nursing school when I was 28. It is never too late, but I must tell you a healthcare career is rewarding and you get to meet people from all walks of life.

I work in a bustling emergency department, and I have been an emergency room nurse for almost 3 years. While it can sometimes be tiring and discouraging, it challenges you every day. It teaches patience, pushes the limits of your empathy, and you are constantly learning. If you are curious and truly enjoy medicine/anatomy/physiology/pathology then nursing, advanced practice, or medicine would be a great career choice. Each has a different amount of effort involved, but in nursing, you get to spend more time with patients and advocate for their needs since you get to know them best! The profession also, for me at least, reminds you to value your health, life, and what is truly important every single day!

So yes, I would become a nurse again. If I could go back I would do it sooner, or possibly go to med school. Good luck!!

Estefania
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James Constantine’s Answer

Hello Yaasmin,

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While I can't provide a definitive answer tailored to Yaasmin's personal experiences and circumstances, I can offer valuable insights into the nursing profession that could guide her decision-making process.

Nursing is a fulfilling yet demanding profession with numerous advantages. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of registered nurses (RNs) is expected to rise by 7% from 2020 to 2030, a rate faster than most occupations. This increase is due to factors like our aging population, a greater focus on preventative care, and continuous improvements in medical technology.

RNs serve in various healthcare environments such as hospitals, clinics, schools, and long-term care facilities. Their role involves providing and coordinating patient care under the guidance of a doctor. Tasks include administering medications, recording vital signs, creating care plans, educating patients and their families about different conditions and treatments, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals.

The nursing profession offers competitive pay and benefits. The BLS reports that the median annual wage for RNs was $75,330 in May 2020. Moreover, many employers provide flexible schedules and opportunities for professional growth through continuing education programs or specialty certifications.

However, nursing also comes with challenges like long working hours, physical demands, emotional stress, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Achieving a work-life balance can be tough due to shift work or high patient loads. Additionally, keeping up with new medical knowledge and technologies is essential but can be time-consuming.

In conclusion, Yaasmin's decision to choose nursing again would depend on her individual experiences in the field and her ability to balance the profession's challenges and rewards. If she appreciates job security, competitive pay, opportunities for professional development, and the chance to care for patients in a dynamic setting, she might consider returning to this career path with renewed enthusiasm, having addressed any previous concerns or challenges from her initial nursing experience.

Stay blessed!
JC.
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Hailey’s Answer

If money were no object and I had it to do over, I’d probably become a baker. I love nursing but I were to win the lottery, I’d start a cookie business or the like.
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