I have lots of ideas/daydreams about potential alternative careers. One I think about is nursing. I don't actually know very many people who work in nursing. I know there are lots of fields of nursing. Apparently some [many?] of them involve wiping body fluids off of people on a regular basis [that lady works in a nursing home]. Others I've heard of are more like "psych ward" "did you take your meds today". There are ER nurses, I've never met any.
If I did do this option, it would require going back to school. And starting at the beginning. And taking 2 or 4 years to complete depending on level. Pay is decent/good. I assume there are plenty of E, F, P, S, and women in the field.
So what is nursing REALLY like?
What are some of the toughest parts?
Do you have to be a people person?
Are most of your patients "old" people?
Is it really a "S" field and N's generally find it boring/repetitive/mundane?
Are most nurses ESF's?
Is being a IN starting off on the wrong foot?
Is being "smart" seen as a bad thing?
Do you have to remember and frequently use your anatomy/physiology training?
Are doctors often rude/condescending?
What makes you want to quit the most?
What do you wish someone had told you before you started?
How serious is "burn out"?
Anything else you wanna pass along?