Nursing Job?

~ Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM ~

There was a time when I wanted to be a nurse. I was previously taking care of my ailing parents and after they passed away (dad in April 2006, mum in January 2007), I wanted to be a nurse to help others (though I can't do anything for my parents) but I don't know how to get started.

Like what sort of qualifications or certifications do I need? Where do I apply to learn this? Now I have no problems with handling the poop, piss, blood etc. Wiping and cleaning are fine with me. Washing is fine too.

It is nice to read how there are so many options available overseas for nursing field. Heck, they even something called a travel nurse! According to this website, a Traveling nurse is a nurse who is hired to work in a specific location for a limited amount of time and move around the country depending on where they are needed to fulfil their assignments. Now, that's a job with flexibility to move around, meet new people and work in a new environment every now and then!

Back to myself... I'm grateful for my experience in taking care of my parents as it helps prepared me as I entered parenthood in 2009.

But the thought of starting a new job in a new field at my age and wasting my almost a decade old of IT experience? Plus, there aren't many nursing schools or colleges around during that time, so it ended up being just a thought on my mind...

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When my mum had a stoke many years back, we did hired a nurse to stay with her for anwhile. Who knows, after both your kids are in college, you can start taking nursing again.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aries!
By then I would be in my 50s already! I think I would prefer to enjoy my early retirement if possible... Tong Thanks for sharing your experience!


I thought about becoming an EMT {Emergency Medical Tech} to work locally, but I'm still not sure that I could handle everything in a calm, cool manner.  Hmmm......

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aurie!
Thanks for sharing your experience!

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