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Nursing, is it the way to go?

I started out in nursing and did a little bit of placement and did not enjoy it. My clinical instructor was truly mean and my patient hated nurses and peed on me. I switched my major. Now, I am debating about going back to nursing. I loved working with my patient that severe dementia. My interest lies in Addictions though. I'm just afraid I'll end up working with many people who despise their job and are miserable in the field. I love working with people. Did I just need a few years to grow up and develop thicker skin? I am also a little nervous about giving people medications, as people have died in the past because of nurses giving wrong doses.

Asked By: Paige - 4/16/2012
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My first semester of nursing school when we had to do long term care (nursing home) I went home every day and cried and wanted to quit. I hated it. But I knew that my heart was not in nursing to work with elderly people, I wanted to work in obstetrics and my plan was to one day become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Let's... More
Answered By: Jill - 4/16/2012
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