Any Registered Nurses Out There? - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By JadenAndGagesMom
  • 1 Post By Missy May
  • 1 Post By eclipseranch
  • 1 Post By eclipseranch
  • 2 Post By CLaPorte432
  • 1 Post By Faceman
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 497
• Horses: 1
Any Registered Nurses Out There?

I started a topic about jobs a few weeks ago- this one is more specifically for any registered nurses out there!

I'm currently in the military working with networks and computers. I do not want to do IT when I get out however, and am looking for a career path to get into. Most of the things I would love to do simply don't make the money to sustain myself comfortably. So I researched into other things to no avail.

Then I began to read up on nursing. For once I'm actually intrigued with a job outside of my working with animals dream. I've been avoiding it all this time for petty reasons and I regret that. I had the wrong perception on it. It seems flexible with good income and rewarding (although I don't think I could take the stress of working ER). I am from Houston so nursing might not be a bad deal seeing as Houston has a major medical center.

The flexibility also seems compatible for horse lovers. I've come across a good number of RN equestrians, which is why I'm asking this question!

Any registered nurses here? How do you like it? Do you find it compatible with your hobbies and lifestyle?
Houston is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 86
• Horses: 1
I'm not an RN yet but I'm an LPN and I love it :) it's very compatible for me with everything!
Posted via Mobile Device
Houston likes this.
JadenAndGagesMom is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
Nope, not a RN. However, one of my very best friends is and she has worked in at least 4 states in larger cities, including Houston. She has always said that Houston was by far the best and most professional area to work in w respect to medical. Just from knowing her I have notices RN's can make their schedules work around their needs..but may have to pay for their own insurance if they go "that route" (i.e., name when and where they want to work). It seems like a really stressful profession to me....but, thats just me.
Houston likes this.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 11:33 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 688
• Horses: 0
Yes...and yes it is very flexible. I love my profession on most 1 of the most awesome things about being an RN is the diverse possibilities that you can do with it. ER is just 1 of many options. you certainly can PM me if you have specific ??
Houston likes this.

Horsepower: the extraordinary capacity of a horse to elevate the human spirit!

My castle is my barn ;)
eclipseranch is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 09:27 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
yeh but you'd have to touch sick people.
Joe4d is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 688
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
yeh but you'd have to touch sick people.
Well yes, I have held many people's hand who are afraid, in pain, or dying. I have been truely blessed to be able to make someone more comfortable when they leave this yay I have "touched" many, many sick people & their families!!
Houston likes this.

Horsepower: the extraordinary capacity of a horse to elevate the human spirit!

My castle is my barn ;)
eclipseranch is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
I am going to school to be an RN. I'm currently a patient care technician in a dialysis unit while I'm waiting to get accepted into the nursing program.

My mom is an RN at the same dialysis unit. Super flexible hours, great pay and benefits. It's a great career path.
Posted via Mobile Device
Houston and eclipseranch like this.
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
There are lots of opportunities at the VA, and you can buy your military time to use toward retirement. There are hospitals and clinics all over the country. As eclipseranch said, there are lots of different areas to work in. Your IT experience could come in handy in many administrative areas where nursing degrees are desired, such as Quality Management, Telehealth, and many others...
eclipseranch likes this.
Faceman is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Registered Name? JumperDak15 Horse Talk 4 06-30-2010 01:17 AM
Can you help me come up with a registered name? sixlets Horse Shows 8 08-16-2009 04:10 PM
Nurses are't suppose to laugh Angel_Leaguer Jokes and Funnies 10 03-18-2009 02:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome