I am 27 y/o and have been living with 1 kidney for 15
yrs (due to trauma) and recently delivered an
informative speech on dialysis. Although I have never
been a dialysis patient, I have met several and have
always had an interest in providing care for renal
care patients. The closest that I've ever been to working in health care was a dental office. Other than
that, I am working f/t in a completely different
I have contacted a charge (or supervising nurse) at
a Renal Care facility in L.A. (where I'm from), but I
understand that she is very busy and I have yet to
meet with her. I will definitely
inquire about volunteering there. As far as my own
research, I did indeed come across a few organizations
that are very informative, however, I am also searching for one-on-one contact with professionals in the field.
Here are a few questions:
How was your college experience as a nursing/health
Also, what would you recommend for students who must
work f/t ?
What are the most challenging tasks in this career?
Can you provide any insight about the shortage of
nurses? Is there a high turnover rate of nurses? Or an
unexpected # of patients...
Is the environment welcoming? In other words, after a lot of experience, do you still look forward to going
As mentioned in the first question, I have to work f/t.
If I receive a degree
from a one of the smaller private schools vs. a
university (for scheduling purposes/evening classes), will my compensation be less?
I am currently enrolled at a community college taking pre-reqs for the nursing program.
Any information you can provide will be great.
Also, I thank you all in advance for your replies.
Future RN, BSN, CNN