I will be starting a 2 year associate's degree program this January 2002. I am very excited! I've wanted to be a nurse since high school some 20 years ago. The timing was never right.
Can anyone relate to this? I'll be 43 this December. I've worked in the corporate world right out of high school for 17 years and another 7 as a stay at home Mom. I figured it's my turn. My boys are 11 and 8. I have been told by so many people, some of them nurses that this is not the career I should want. Please tell me there are some happy nurses who are satisfied with the choices they've made. Maybe I'm just listening to the wrong people. I've always wanted to work in Labor and Delivery, but I'm planning on keeping an open mind and experience it all. I'm very happy I've found this forum. I'll be sure to keep in touch through my journey.
Nov 24, '01
Don't let anyone tell you what's right for you. I work L&D and love it!! And it isn't unusual for nursing to be a second career at all. I remember in my first year nursing class there was one student in her fifties and she did great. Good luck and Congrats! I hope it's everything you want it to be.
Nov 25, '01
Congratulations to you!
I will also start the program in Jan. 2002.
I love nursing. Yes, there are bitterness about it, however, the joys (to me) overcomes the bitterness.