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led astray

January 2013

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led astray

that date?

Yeah, it went well.  :-D  There have been more and there are even more planned.  He's a cutie, looks kinda like Tim Roth.  Smarty-pants, too.  Right now my biggest trepidation has to do with cooking around his peculiar eating habits.  I'm sure I'll figure something out.  

I was looking at nursing programs and the whole process is overwhelming.  I don't know where to begin.  I know kind of where I'd like to end up.  In my book, there are 2 kinds of nurses; Poop Nurses and Blood nurses.  I prefer the latter, thank you very much.  I certainly don't think I'll be able to get to be a blood nurse without having to do some poop nursing, but I'd like it to be a small hurdle and not a career.  So to be an RN (later to specialize in surgical gore?) one needs a BS in nursing.  But the BS nursing programs assume I have nurse training.  And there isn't much in the way of loans for me to get a second Bachelor's.  I look and see these huge sums, and that's just for a rung of the ladder.  My hope channels Tink; it just wants to hide in my closet until the scary numbers go away.

Does my [belief in my] ability to do this job morally obligate me to pursue it?  I have a sinking feeling that it does, and that I won't be able to be content with any occupation until I'm on that path.  Fuuuuck.  *whine*  I don't want to grow up and be what grandma told me to be!  *pout*...*coughcough*  I blame Issalura for teaching me about compassion.


You could go straight for blood nurse and go phlebotomy...
Ooh! I hadn't thought of that. :-) Thanks.
That requires no degree - just a certificate program, and passing a test.
Was my thought too. There's several "technician" jobs, resp. tech, MRI tech, phleb... Take a look for the certificate based stuff, should be easier to afford than a full RN and serves as a foot in the door.
Yep! A lot of hospitals, once they know and like a person, will cover the continuing education costs! That's what Angell used to do; they covered a large percentage of all college-level continuing education once we qualified for that program (had to be working for a year).

MRI stuff is FUN, too.
Yyyyyeah, X-Ray, CT, and MRI Tech is what my mother has been all my life. It bumps up against a lot of uncomfortable goo in my head.
Foot in the door is nice. I have to find my willingness to start at the bottom.
Yup, phlebotomist was going to be my suggestion too. And there is that neat little research place on Washington St. where we used to sell blood for research use. Might be they have openings... :-) *hugs*
(((hug))) teehee. Too bad I don't have enough blood to make that a career. $50 an hour is pretty sweet. ;-)