I have just made the switch to Nursing from Biology. I'll be a Sophomore in college and I have a lot to think about. I started out as a Biology major with hopes of going towards Medical or Pharmacy School, but I realized neither was what I wanted to do. Now I have come to the decision of Nursing because I have always wanted to work with and help children. It's always been my so called "passion" to work with children. I have decided to go towards Nursing because of the great job stability and the ability to advance and have many different options. I have seriously contemplated either the NICU, Pediatrics, and becoming a school nurse after I finish. But it has also come across in my mind many times that I would love to work in a school setting with little children as an educator.
So, what I am really trying to get at is if there is a possible way to satisfy myself completely? Do you think it's possible to be a elementary school teacher and a Registered Nurse at the same time? I understand there would possibly more schooling involved, but I would work in a Catholic school setting because it's where I went to school and enjoyed the Catholic school system. The only thing with completely being only a Catholic school teacher is that the pay is miserable. I understand you should never do anything because of the money, but at the same time everyone comes to a time where they have to learn how to live on their own and be able to support themselves financially. Nursing to me is still something I would love to do and I think it's a great profession, but I want to find a way to incorporate both into my life. Maybe part time nurse at the hospital and full time elementary school teacher? Is that even possible? Please let me know if you have any ideas on this!