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Continue nursing through med school?

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by Lorae, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Lorae

    Lorae Member
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    I'm just curious how many of you kept working as a RN through medical school??

    From a studying/financial standpoint I will take enough loans so I don't have to work at all (so I can be as dedicated as I need to be), but I would like to work casually if I can to offset the loan burden.

    I'm wondering if it will help or hurt the transition... thinking like a nurse to thinking like a doctor. Part of me says that I should totally leave nursing behind and fully immerse myself in medicine. The other part of me thinks that pulling occasional shifts will give me a chance to use my new knowledge and see it in the "real" world before clerkship...

    Abbey (on ER) seems to do ok :cool: ..... mind you she has worked some shifts as a RN where she's jumped in and intubated patients/put in central lines, etc - a big "no-no"...

    any comments?
     
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  3. fab4fan

    fab4fan TiredRetiredRN
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    I wouldn't look to "ER" for guidance; it is a TV show, and so hopelessly out of touch with nursing it is laughable.
     
  4. lealf-ye

    lealf-ye I am a super doctor.
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    it is hard.
     

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