Continue Nursing School path or follow heart?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: I'm more interested in your advice, but polls are fun!
    Move to Taiwan nowish : (33 votes)
    55 %
    Move to Taiwan if rejected from Nursing School : (27 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    5542 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    As a nurse,  unless you truly love it and want to be a nurse,  the hell of school and the BS you put up with afterwards are not worth it.  You have to really want to be a nurse and if you half ass it because it happend to be an okay fit, you will be miserable. Heck,  I love nuring and frequently hate my job. I think if you can,  do what you want now, worst thing is you put yourself out there for a year and decide to come back. 

     

    Post # 5
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @chasesgirl:  <


    THIS x a million!!!! With nursing, if you aren’t completely dedicated and fulfilling a lifelong dream, you will NOT be happy! Pursue your dreams and GO!

    Post # 6
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    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Personally, I’d finish your classes (as it seems a waste to give up now and you do express some enjoyment of your courses and interest in pursuing nursing — if not now then later) and then move to Taiwan. It sounds like you need some time to think about what you want to do and there’s no point rushing into things. You could always apply to nursing school and then, once you have been accepted, move to Taiwan and decide later whether to take up your place.

     

    Post # 7
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    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    Would you be able to get an ADN and finish that, go to TAiwan and then finish your BSN if you felt like that was the career path you wanted?

    Post # 8
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    5542 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @JoolyBee:  Most of my class was either second degree seekers or people coming back after years in unlreated fields. I work with quite a few internationally educated nurses and for them at least,  nursing abroad and nursing in the states is totally different. Your licence isn’t good so you would have to recertify in whatever way Tawain has to,  which may be very very hard and take longer than you want to spend. 

     

    Post # 9
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    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @chasesgirl:  +10000000

    I’m a nurse and there are days that I just wish I would have done something different. The hours can get very long and caregiver fatigue is a real thing. Granted, it’s something that I love doing right now but I am pursuing a graduate degree because I know I won’t want to be a bedside nurse forever. I definitely suggest that you shadow some nurses in different specialties to see if you think it’s something that you really want to do. If it isn’t, at least you won’t have spent thousands of dollars to get your degree/license for something that you find out that you don’t absolutely love.

    Post # 10
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    4215 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nursing school is always going to be there when and if you come back. Healthcare is not always rewarding. It is often exhausting, thankless and … well I hate it. If I could go to Tiwain I would go in a heartbeat. 

    Post # 13
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    3889 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would find out more about how easy or difficult it is to get a work visa in Taiwan. It is incredibly difficult for foreigners to get work visas in many countries, in which case relocating would not be an option unless you’ve got funds to support yourself.

     

    Post # 14
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    4215 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @JoolyBee:  You could always see about shadowing before you decide to go into it full face. But if you can travel and enjoy life first, do it. Once you’re married to a healthcare career you don’t have that kind of freedom anymore. 

    Post # 15
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    2311 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you have a chance to finish school here, do that first. It always sounds so nice to just run off in to the sunset to a wonderful place. But real life will hit you with a ton of bricks very quickly.

    Your nursing degree can give you an edge to become a nurse in Taiwan. Or anywhere in the world for that matter because there is a shortage of them practically everywhere! You will have a strong backup plan that way.

    Also, just wondering what do you love abt Taiwan so much? I am just curious because i have never been there and i love listening to what one has to say about all kinds of countries in the world that hopefully one day i will get to see for myself.  

    Post # 16
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I honestly believe that nursing is something you should only do if you’re really passionate about it, and it doesn’t really sound like you are?  It does, however, sound like you’re passionate about Taiwan!  I think you should move there nowish.

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