I was the secretary to the Med. Director of a worker's comp clinic for 10 years, and during that time, I was always jealous of the nurses. It just looked like a fun job. I always dreamed of opening the door of the waiting room in my white uniform (this was the 80's), and saying, "Mr. Jones, would you like to follow me?", placing the patient into the exam room and saying, "The doctor will be with you in a moment" and having the patient look at me respectfully, thinking "Wow, she's a Nurse!" Boy, was I naive!!! It was a nice fantasy though. Anyway, to make a long story short, I finally got my a** out of my chair (there were other things going on at the time with my employer) and I took the dive. I have been an RN ADN for six years and I have never regretted it. (Well, I can't honestly say "never"!) I have days when I come home ready to fight the world, but I still have this wonderful pride whenever I respond "I am a nurse!"
I say go for it. Like a previous poster wrote, you don't want to look back and think "Why didn't I?". Good Luck! (Let this BB know when you decide to go for it! I be looking for ya!)
[This message has been edited by st4304 (edited April 21, 2001).]