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undergrad RN
I'm a twenty-something Canadian student. After stumbling through a few years of college, I finally managed to get into the nursing school of my dreams, where I hope to graduate in 2012 with a nursing baccalaureate degree. I want to offer an honest look into how a modern nurse is educated, both good and bad. Eventually I hope to compare my education to my day-to-day career and see how it holds up. Whatever happens, it should be somewhat entertaining. Find me on allnurses.com!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Second thoughts

On the whole military thing. I'm not going to get into it too much right now as I need to go to class, but suffice it to say that I'm not especially interested in going through nursing school and then losing all of my nursing skills in the army. Apparently they let those atrophy pretty bad. 

From one post, 
"NOs [Nursing Officers] in the military do more administration and other military activities then actual patient care nursing. We (medics) tended to joke that if you hate taking care of patients as a (civilian) nurse, join the military".

This is all supposed to change in 2020, but I don't see that affecting me.

If you're interested, here's the link for the forum post that I was reading.

Maybe it's just me, but I want to be a nurse who cares for patients. Administration is fine maybe 15 years down the road... but right out of the gate? How will I integrate back into a civilian setting if the last time I used clinical skills was in 4th year university?

No, I don't think I want to go back to school to re-learn nursing after I have repaid my debt to the CF.


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