I am new to allnurses.com. I am a dental hygienist who is returning to school to become an RN in Michigan. I practiced hygiene for 12 years and am certified in local anesthesia. I was also a dental assistant for 6 years prior to that. I have two girls (ages 6 & 9) and was recently accepted into an ADN nursing program in Michigan. I start Pharmacology in May. I loved doing hygiene and loved treating patients. I am 37 and just now have decided to return to school for (hopefully) more opportunities in nursing and excitement (LOL). Everyday, I contemplate whether I am making the right decision to enter nursing because I am afraid I won't be able to find a job after graduation in MI's economy as a new grad nurse. For those of you who don't know, dental hygiene is very saturated in MI. I just hope I'm not in for a rude awakening. I would love to hear from any and all nurses and hygienists who have turned nurses in MI who may have any input! Thanks!