Hi all, I'm going to be honest here, so please no flames!
I'm a non-traditional student (25, going back to school, and have two little boys) whose ultimate goal is to go to med school. For now, I'm looking to get an undergrad degree in something that'll be flexible and allow me to work for a few years before I apply - since my kids are so young I want to wait until they get a little bit bigger.
I've been considering nursing, but I really know nothing about the profession (hence my ignorance, so please excuse it). For all I know, all nurses do all day long is clean people up and take temperatures. Please tell me that isn't so?
I know nursing is a valid profession in its own right and I'm so glad there are so many dedicated nurses out there.
I've been waffling between considering nursing (my fear of the "yuck" factor) and x-ray tech, because I'd like to have some exposure to the medical field. Nursing only edging out ahead because I can get a BS in that as opposed to the x-ray I'd go for two years and have no degree to show for it.
Any input? Please don't flame me with comments about how awful I am for considering nursing but not intending on devoting the rest of my life to it, I'd appreciate some honest, politely put, constructive criticism, though.