Well, today is the day I quit my biomedical research job in order to attend nursing school
full time in January. I must be crazy to give up a good paying and secure job at my age for a pipe dream. I have two children who depend on me and a $800/month deficit in my monthly budget with me not working. Am I doing the right thing? What if I fail? I decided to quit my job because I felt the only way to ensure my success in nursing school was to treat it as a 8-4 job. I need to be a parent everyday and a student everyday. Will I regret my thousands of dollars of student loans to achieve my goal? Is this a positive mid-life crisis? Help! What do you all think? Is nursing school going to require so much time that quitting was the correct move?
BioRn (to be I hope)
Dec 13, '02
You will do well.......I think we all have doubts when we are first starting out. I know I do because it's a whole new avenue to explore.
I recommend applying for scholarships
. I'm sure when you start your classes, you will get more information of what's out there. I know here in Florida.....there is a lot of different scholarships for the nursing program. It's not based on GPA........just on the fact that you have already been accepted into the nursing program. I guess they figure if you have gotten that far, then they'll help you the rest of the way. It doesn't hurt to apply-----beats having to pay the money back, right?
If you don't get any information when you start your classes, then go talk to a school counselor. The money is out there, you just need to tap into it. Have you even applied for federal aid? You might be surprised at what they may offer you...and it's a grant, not a loan. You don't have to pay it back.
Good luck to you! I start in January also. Maybe we can compare notes. :roll
Last edit by Jennerizer on Dec 13, '02