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Nursing(a Great Career) by bigdave1: 6:59pm On Feb 28, 2010
hello,
i have been a registered nurse for over 10 years and have work with various health institutions and hospital.i have enjoyed the career so far and have decided to start a tread for nurses,and those who are interested in the nursing career.if you have any question,or concern about nursing prospect and challenges; lets discuss it on this thread.cheers

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Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by THEAMAKA(f): 7:09pm On Feb 28, 2010
null sorry  smiley
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 8:15pm On Feb 28, 2010
I am glad to see this as I am preparing for my boards in May and haven't started working yet. I was just wondering as a new nurse where do they typically place us as I'm not too sure I want to start out doing medsurg but I was told this is best if you need critical care experience to prep for Masters.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by bigdave1: 6:23am On Mar 01, 2010
please dont be apprehensive,
your first year experience as a nurses may be very challenging.sometimes,one might be confused on whether one has chosen the right path.apart from the good salary,i want you to see the humanitarian aspect of the job.nursing career is a service ro humanity.as you grow in the profession,you build confidence.there are four aspect of nursing you can diversify into namely;
1)NURSING EDUCATION; so so hot cake especially in naija( IN NAIJA WE ONLY HAVE THREE PROFESSOR OF NURSING)
2)NURSING ADMINISTRATION
3)NURSING RESEARCH
4)NURSING PRACTICE.
YOU CAN EASILY PICK YOUR INTEREST AREA AND MOVE TO THE PEAK OF THIS NOBLE CAREEER
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by sushiluv(f): 12:04pm On Mar 02, 2010
HI,
I,V ALWAYS DREAMT OF BEING A NURSE BUT CANT GET ANY1 TO ADVICE ME ON IT IF U DO HAVE A YAHOO MESSENGER PLS CAN I HAVE IT SO WE CAN CHAT MORE.THANK U SO MUCH
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by bigdave1: 6:04pm On Mar 02, 2010
sushiluv,
to do nursing is one of the best decision ,you could make.you can get me on ;davebees2003@yahoo.com smiley or 08063545339.My dream is to see nursing profession become a golden dynasty in africa.hope to hear from you soonest.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by bintab(f): 9:23am On Mar 03, 2010
namazon:

I am glad to see this as I am preparing for my boards in May and haven't started working yet. I was just wondering as a new nurse where do they typically place us as I'm not too sure I want to start out doing medsurg but I was told this is best if you need critical care experience to prep for Masters.
I am a nurse too,i do not practise in naija, The best unit to start your carrier is medsurg,in short you are required by all specialty area to have at least one year experince pre before venturing to any specialty unit. I wish you all the best in your exams.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by Maryanna22(f): 6:53am On Mar 04, 2010
I am also a qualified nurse here in the UK and will like to keep in touch, please fill free to send me a message via this thread. My experience might be helpful and I am encouraging more naijas to come to us. More grease to your elbow, we need more naijas like u. The country need your and your thread will benefit most people. I am ready to pay your NMC registration while you pay in naira and then a holiday visit to do your adaptation. Till I hear from you, Cherio 4 now.

Maryanna22
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 12:43pm On Mar 04, 2010
@Dave: I already have in mind what I want to do after I pass the boards this spring and that is to gain employment at a respectable hospital. I don't want to be chained to the bedside and I am striving to use other gifts I believe will enhance my life and career within nursing as well.  To do this my goal is to work for 1.5 - 2 years MAX, then get my masters in anesthesia or midwifery, although I'm not sure if I will get my choice as to which area since I'm new.  I am far aware of the humanitarian aspect, as that is the reason why I switched fields and acquired another degree to become an RN.  My only qualm is administration and the milieu of nursing.  There happens to be quite a bit of politics and it doesn't help that it is predominantly female dominated so there are enough problems there.  I guess I just have to deal with the potential attitudes as I've been a tech/nurse's aid/unit clerk and have often bore the brunt of nurse's frustrations for whatever reason.  I am hoping to build a thicker skin to withstand it because after all, it has taken me alot of time and resources and I would hate for a few choice people to ruin my experience by causing me frustration.   I don't want to be going to work everyday with another reason to fear the plight of my license because I can't concentrate due to the amount of hateful horizontal voilence that nurses these days are exhibiting. In spite of this, I greatly look forward to finding my niche and making a difference in the health of others because that is just one of the many things that really makes me happy. smiley
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 12:45pm On Mar 04, 2010
Thanks bintab smiley
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by bigdave1: 7:18pm On Mar 04, 2010
namazon;
nursing is like a crude oil, so rich that you as an individual need to find out your interest area.its all about doing what you are passionate about;thats the only way you are going to enjoy the profession.i wants you to set career goals for yourself; set a time to achieve those goal.yes there might be frustration and distraction but never mind;pursue your goals.nursing administration in a challenging and interesting aspect of nursing;and there are several management courses you can do to add value to yourself.please dont be afraid,be optimistic.i have bsc.nursing administration too.today i work with an health insurance company to practice my administrative nursing.there are several places you can work base on your career goals.if you dont mind;you can paste those goals here,i might be able to help in advising you and i believe fellow nurses here will also contribute immensely. cheers
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by efeglo(f): 3:34pm On Mar 09, 2010
Hi am interesting also in nursing pls advise me more and need your help regarding registration.
glopeters@gmail.com
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by qmary: 11:12am On Mar 11, 2010
@ maryanna22,,,im a midwife but want to have a career in nursing too.l am planin 2 do a postbasic nursing,i will want 2 get certain information from you.how best do i reach u?Waiting anxiously 4 ur reply.Cheers!
Mary
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 1:32pm On Mar 12, 2010
big dave;

Well, a career goal of mine is to either 1.) work as a nurse anesthetist, as I enjoy the OR experience and don't think that I would just want to be a circulating nurse or scrub nurse or 2.) a nurse midwife with a specialty in holistic nursing and women's health as I'm attracted to women's issues as it relates to holistic health. I know that these choices are so different from each other but from just my clinical experiences as well as research that I have carried out in the two areas, I feel that these two will suit my niche. I also have a deep appreciation for fitness and wellness as I have a previous degree in exercise science and sports studies and am a personal trainer so I am still trying to put all of these together. This all brings me to the conclusion that I still need to whittle my final goal down although I feel I am close. I want to be in a fulfilling position and not just financially, otherwise I would have just gone on and been a PT after finishing a masters program for it after my first degree but instead I chose to go for more education to become a nurse to see if I could be more fulfilled. I realize that I may need to be a floor nurse for quite a while but I need to find a way to get through so that my goals I've set for myself are not in vain. So I guess what I would like to know is, where exactly do I fit to achieve this? Is it just to do med surg for 2 years and then enter masters or is there another way?


Thanks,

namazon
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by toyecoach(m): 7:22pm On Mar 12, 2010
@namazon
big dave;

Well, a career goal of mine is to either 1.) work as a nurse anesthetist, as I enjoy the OR experience and don't think that I would just want to be a circulating nurse or scrub nurse or 2.) a nurse midwife with a specialty in holistic nursing and women's health as I'm attracted to women's issues as it relates to holistic health.  I know that these choices are so different from each other but from just my clinical experiences as well as research that I have carried out in the two areas, I feel that these two will suit my niche.  I also have a deep appreciation for fitness and wellness as I have a previous degree in exercise science and sports studies and am a personal trainer so I am still trying to put all of these together.  This all brings me to the conclusion that I still need to whittle my final goal down although I feel I am close.  I want to be in a fulfilling position and not just financially, otherwise I would have just gone on and been a PT after finishing a masters program for it after my first degree but instead I chose to go for more education to become a nurse to see if I could be more fulfilled.  I realize that I may need to be a floor nurse for quite a while but I need to find a way to get through so that my goals I've set for myself are not in vain.  So I guess what I would like to know is, where exactly do I fit to achieve this?  Is it just to do med surg for 2 years and then enter masters or is there another way?


Thanks,


namazon

it is a wise decision u  made ,because right now nurse  anesthetist
earn more than private care doctor!
A physician recruiting and consulting firm. reported that;
Specialist nurses paid higher salaries than family doctors!

In the report;Primary care doctors were offered an average base salary of $173,000
in 2009 compared to an average base salary of $189,000 offered to certified nurse anesthetists,
or CRNAs.

To read  the full report visit;www.eclatcareer..com
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 5:57pm On Mar 28, 2010
@toyecoach, I've become quite aware of this news but decided earlier on in my nursing education to pursue anesthesia or midwifery before I became aware of pay because this is where I think my strengths may lie. All I need is the experience to really determine where I fit.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by bintab(f): 7:03am On Apr 18, 2010
namazon:

@Dave: I already have in mind what I want to do after I pass the boards this spring and that is to gain employment at a respectable hospital. I don't want to be chained to the bedside and I am striving to use other gifts I believe will enhance my life and career within nursing as well. To do this my goal is to work for 1.5 - 2 years MAX, then get my masters in anesthesia or midwifery, although I'm not sure if I will get my choice as to which area since I'm new. I am far aware of the humanitarian aspect, as that is the reason why I switched fields and acquired another degree to become an RN. My only qualm is administration and the milieu of nursing. There happens to be quite a bit of politics and it doesn't help that it is predominantly female dominated so there are enough problems there. I guess I just have to deal with the potential attitudes as I've been a tech/nurse's aid/unit clerk and have often bore the brunt of nurse's frustrations for whatever reason. I am hoping to build a thicker skin to withstand it because after all, it has taken me alot of time and resources and I would hate for a few choice people to ruin my experience by causing me frustration. I don't want to be going to work everyday with another reason to fear the plight of my license because I can't concentrate due to the amount of hateful horizontal voilence that nurses these days are exhibiting. In spite of this, I greatly look forward to finding my niche and making a difference in the health of others because that is just one of the many things that really makes me happy. smiley
[/quote/)Have you heard the saying (nurses eat their young ones.)
big dave link=topic=405703.msg5628341#msg5628341 date=1267726730:

namazon;
nursing is like a crude oil, so rich that you as an individual need to find out your interest area.its all about doing what you are passionate about;thats the only way you are going to enjoy the profession.i wants you to set career goals for yourself; set a time to achieve those goal.yes there might be frustration and distraction but never mind;pursue your goals.nursing administration in a challenging and interesting aspect of nursing;and there are several management courses you can do to add value to yourself.please dont be afraid,be optimistic.i have bsc.nursing administration too.today i work with an health insurance company to practice my administrative nursing.there are several places you can work base on your career goals.if you dont mind;you can paste those goals here,i might be able to help in advising you and i believe fellow nurses here will also contribute immensely. cheers
My 2cents.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by namazon: 11:57am On Apr 18, 2010
Hi All,

Well since this thread was resurrected, I will just like to leave an update. So far the studying has been going well and I am presently tutoring someone on the side so this also helps in the retention of information. I am still waiting for my ATT to register for my test date (it takes quite a while where I am) and will soon be getting my finger printing done. I can't wait to be done with the testing and find work but at the same time I can wait as I'm somewhat enjoying the process.

Chinwe
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by ojubi(m): 11:42pm On Aug 17, 2010
I am a registered nurse, practising in Nigeria. I wish to practice in the US someone should please tell how many years it will take me to register, read, write, and pass the board exams and then start practicing. PLEASE Just put me tro. IF EVENTUALLY I GET TO THE THE US HOW LONG WOULD I WAIT BEFORE I START PRACTISING?
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by zionsown: 9:58am On Aug 18, 2010
can any body here advice me on the salary rate of a social worker please and that of nurses
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by wkkwl: 7:22pm On Sep 17, 2010
please people lets keep this thread alive i am in nursing school, i need advice.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by chika98: 6:42am On Sep 21, 2010
ojubi:

I am a registered nurse, practising in Nigeria. I wish to practice in the US someone should please tell how many years it will take me to register, read, write, and pass the board exams and then start practicing. PLEASE Just put me tro. IF EVENTUALLY I GET TO THE THE US HOW LONG WOULD I WAIT BEFORE I START PRACTISING?

This is almost impossible now. With the economy the way it is. . Most if not all states aren't hiring internationally anymore.
Most US residents are having trouble finding work talkless of getting someone who they have to sponsor.
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by Esy2luv: 9:49am On Mar 05, 2016
GOOD MORNING MY PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. WHICH SCHOOL IN NIGERIA DOES ANAESTHETIC NURSING VERY WELL?
Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by Oluwabukola2nji: 2:35pm On Nov 01, 2019
I wish this thread is still alive because I have a lot to discuss but no one to ask

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Re: Nursing(a Great Career) by Angelacruz: 8:38pm On Nov 15, 2020
Good evening mma
bigdave1:
hello,
i have been a registered nurse for over 10 years and have work with various health institutions and hospital.i have enjoyed the career so far and have decided to start a tread for nurses,and those who are interested in the nursing career.if you have any question,or concern about nursing prospect and challenges; lets discuss it on this thread.cheers

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