I am supposed to start a 2 year ADN program in January. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business and am considering nursing or teaching.
I've been a CNA for 11 years and I have a love/hate relationship with nursing. I love the patient contact, the helping, the caring, etc.
But, there is so much that I DON"T like. Snippy nurses, rude doctors, staffing shortages, STRESS.
Teaching is starting to appeal to me. Am I just thinking that the grass will be greener on the other side? Is there low stress in teaching?
Anyone have any perspective to share?
I looked at nursing and teaching as well. I have no delusions about any profession, since I've never had a job that didn't involve politics and stress.
For me, the bottom line was job opportunities. With the recession and state budget crisis, 45 teachers were laid off in my area alone, not to mention many more throughout the state.
With nursing, there's a current shortage of 12,000 positions in my state and a projected shortage of 120,000 positions in the next 20 years.
Just something else to think about.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 15, '03
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