Hi all! I am at a crossroads here. I graduated with a bachelors degree a few years ago in business and psychology. I contemplated many times while in college doing nursing but was talked out of it by family/friends (I dont have any family members or friends that are currently nurses so its hard for me to get true input on what the field is like)
Now after working in the business world for a few years, I am starting to regret my decision to not pursue nursing. I find medicine/health issues facinating and want to be able to help others and feel proud of my work. I have looked into pursuing an accelerated nursing program that takes a year, but before i begin i have a concern I wanted to ask you nurses about!
I am really worried about the nurse schedule. I have had sleep problems the last few years of my life, and really dont think i could physically/emotionally handle working the night shift. I have been able to manage it lately but dont think I could ever sleep during the day! Do all new nurses have to start off on nights or rotating or is there some flexibility? If I were flexible with days, evenings, weekends, do you think it would be possible for me to find a job out of school that doesnt require overnight hours? Im in st. louis and there are lots of hospitals here so I was hoping that might help!