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  • Joined: Jan 2013
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Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi I am contemplating studying a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, i am 27 and want a job which will become a career instead of going from job to job feeling like i could be doing 'more' with my life! I like to help people and grew up with a type 1 diabetic mother which lead to many complications and I saw many health problems through that. I feel this would be a way to give back through my/her experiences with the health system. But I am a little uneasy about the needles and blood thing and this makes me hesitate about studying this. I am wondering if instead of being in a hospital on a ward, what are the other job prospects? Could I work in a rehabilitation centre and help people learn to walk again etc, even if it were just assisting a RN.

What are the other job options that could come out of completing this course or is it limited to working on a ward in a hospital environment?



  • Joined: Jun 2011
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Mar 23, 2013, 10:47 pm

I work in a Rehab ward and I do all the same stuff they do on any other ward, needles and blood.  It is very rewarding indeed and wouldn't change a thing.  It is very hard to get a job out there, so many new grads and so little work.  My advise is to get a job in a nursing home etc while studying and get some experience as you will need it on your resume when you are looking for work.

Good luck



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May 18, 2013, 10:24 pm

Unfortunately you will have to deal with needles and blood during your course placements anyway, in order to pass successfully. It takes time but you get used to it. I'm still climbing that bridge :)

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