Good evening everyone,
I am stuck between a rock and a hard spot. I always wanted to work in the medical field. More specifically, I wanted to work in the healthcare field since I was 6 years old, but I was never told that was an option. I was told that the best I could do for myself is to become a teacher because I was not "gifted" as my high school football coach would say. I used that as motivation to prove everyone wrong. Long story short, I ended up taking a few business classes before I joined the Navy and as time as progressed I have been faced with the following situation:
Continue with my studies in Supply Chain Management
Finish the last 5 classes for my Pre-Nursing Degree
I also have my CNA license. I ended up taking classes at my community college and I love every second of being a CNA, which is not what I hear most people say. To further complicate things, I have a wife and three kids to support, which is why I have been told that I need to finish my Supply Chain Management degree. I was told to finish that degree because it is the most flexible path and I can work and go to school at the same time. As I progress further into academic career, I have noticed that when I am doing assignments related to Supply Chain Management I just don't get that same "buzz" like I would writing a paper about nutrition or microbiology. Furthermore, I have been told by my Supply Chain professors that I am always one of their best students and I have a gift for this, but I just do not get the burning feeling in my stomach about it. I go to sleep thinking about nursing and its what keeps me up at night. Ultimately, I ended up distancing myself from asking my parents about advice because they want me to start a business and go from there because its the better idea to them. Lastly, here are just some of my "stats" incase there were questions about my academic performance:
National Society of College Scholars member
SALUTE Honor Society member
Active CNA license
14 classes from bachelors in Supply Chain Management
5 classes from finishing Pre-Nursing Degree
90 on TEAS Exam
Ultimately, what would you all do? Say screw everyone's opinion and do what sets your soul on fire or continue with Supply Chain Management? Also, I am separating from the Navy. Please provide meaningful feedback and with the good and bad of nursing. Thank you all and have a great rest of your night!
Why don't you use your GI bill to finish pre-reqs and go to nursing school
. Nursing will provide you a great career with many options and you obviously have way more interest in it.
Regardless of what you'd like to do, your children's needs come first. If you can feed, clothe, provide a roof over their head, and pay the bills AND go to nursing school
then jump in with both feet. Otherwise stay on the path where you can take care of those kidlets until which time you can reconsider.
I will be using tuition assistance to finish my pre-reqs and save my GI Bill for nursing school. I guess the reason I keep second guessing myself is that my family says that I need a business. They preach business over everything else, but I know I am not that interested in it. The interesting part is that my teachers always tell me how great my assignments are. I appreciate your input! Thank you and have a great day!
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