This is my very first post and I have to admit I'm a bit nervous, not because I'm posting to this group, but because for the last 12 years I've worked in the computer industry as a software engineer where I've been sucessfull (by societal standards) and gainfully employed but never really satisfied - and did I mention that I start nursing school
in a month?
I'd like to hear from others that have made the switch to nursing as second career and the obstacles you had to overcome.
I plan on going to school parttime as I am the sole provider for my family (wife and 2 kids) and know it will be quite a while before I will actually be a nurse (4-5 yrs)
My goal is to someday work in ICU or ER as that seems the most interesting and exciting to me.
Now, it's not too late for someone to talk some sense into me as I've yet to pay my tuition .... any takers? What am I getting myself into?
All kidding aside, once I take the first step, I think this will be a real rewarding move for me.
Now the hard part is trying to convince my wife that I haven't lost my mind...