Can you have cats as a nurse?

  1. I want to be an RN, I've done so much research and I'm sure it's the perfect job for me. I'm just wondering if I can do that while having my cats. It seems like it would be fine considering that I've left my two cats for a week with lots of food and water and they've been completely fine. From what I know, nursing is 4 12 hour shifts a week, meaning I'd be able to come home and give them what they need just fine. Cats also don't typically have a lot of health problems either, hence why they live so long. I am just wondering from a nurse's experience, have you had challenges having a cat as a nurse
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  3. by   pixierose
    Well, I have kids as well as a cat.

    Everyone has survived so far.

    I don't think the cat even notices I'm gone.

    My teens, they notice. Most of the time.

    I'm not sure you have much to worry about. Then again, I'm more of a dog person ...
  4. by   klone
    Nobody should have cats.
  5. by   RunnerRN2015
    You can have cats, dogs, spouses/significant others, AND children and work as a nurse.
  6. by   pixierose
    Quote from klone
    Nobody should have cats.
    I think it's pretty much widely understood that they're evil, stealing a babe's breath as they sleep and eating you as soon as they're able.

    Dogs, though ... everyone should have a dog.
  7. by   Pepper The Cat
    Cats are awesome. Everyone should have a cat
  8. by   lvnforschool
    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    Cats are awesome. Everyone should have a cat
    YES I FULLY AGREE
  9. by   brownbook
    I just spewed water all over my keyboard. I don't even care if this post is a troll, I love it.

    Honestly I thought it was going to be about patients being allergic to cats, and the poster was worried about having cat hairs on her clothing. I am so gullible.

    My cat even broke my cell phone, sad but true, too long a story to post here. I had to go to therapy afterwards. .
  10. by   RotorRunner
    You can have llamas if you want!
  11. by   pixierose
    Quote from brownbook

    My cat even broke my cell phone, sad but true, too long a story to post here. I had to go to therapy afterwards. .
    See? EVIL. Your cat was up to something, no doubt. Probably figuring out the best way to trip you.

    Then you couldn't call for help.

    Then the cat would eat you.

    A dog wouldn't break your phone.
  12. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from pixierose

    A dog wouldn't break your phone.
    Or if the dog broke/chewed/peed on the phone the dog would at least look remorseful...
  13. by   AngelKissed857
    That's exactly what I thought! LOL!
  14. by   dream'n
    There are more cats than people in my house

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