I know I was disillusioned with the public school system. After teaching for several years as preschool teacher, then director, then paraprofessional, then SPED teacher in a resource room for K-3rd graders, I was done. So done, as a matter of fact that I have been homeschooling my kids since 2nd grade (now in 7th and 4th grades)...Anyway, I can't really tell you whether or not you would enjoy working all year (did you really take summers off, or did you work at another job or spend 1/2 the summer cleaning up your room, getting ready for next year, attending meetings in the middle of summer, etc? Also remember the extra amount of hours that some of us put in, totaling WAY more than the average work week hours)...But I can provide you with this: If your husband is deployed (and up until 6 months after he gets home), you can go here https://www.militaryonesource.com/MO...tAccounts.aspx
and the military will pay for quite a bit of your education.
Also, your hubby can look into donating some of his GI Bill to family members...I believe it is aprox $3-400 per month, up to 36 months.
I wish you much luck and happiness in your choice. I'm happier than ever after leaving the public school system!
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I always longed to work in the hospital setting. I got a degree in college that would allow me to go to PA school, but I instead decided to marry my husband and become a high school science teacher so that I could be more available to my family. He is military, moves around and is gone a lot. I got my MA in Education and am in my second year as a chemistry teacher (two states so far). I am very dissatisfied with teaching high school kids and have no passion for it although I am told very often that I am good at it. I see others with such enthusiasm for teaching and I'm just not there. I am thinking for the fifth time of going back to nursing school. I know that the hours for nurses can be a bit crazy; however, I feel that if I loved my job it would be worth it. My husband thinks that this is a "grass is always greener" thing and that I will regret not having summers off. I'm wondering if you all can offer any help. I want to have time to spend with my children and wonder how the hours are for nursing? Are there benefits for moms as a nurse that I may not be considering? Is it hard to move around as a nurse? I know the military lifestyle puts the spouse tagging along and I really want to do something for myself but I don't want to hate it later as a mother. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated from mothers, military wives, or anyone who feels they can help. Thanks so much in advance.