I have an A.A.S. degree in Travel and Tourism from College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn). I wanted to become a meeting planner and work for a medical association, but it's very hard to start in this field.
Recently, I was working at a travel agency located inside a resort. There I assisted a travel agent. After 3 months my boss decided that she didn't need me anymore.
I've always had a strong yearning to become a nurse, but many people convinced me that I needed to be very good at math. See, math is my academic weakness. Anayway, I've been investigating the College of DuPage Nursing (ADN) program and found out they only require one math course. Has anyone graduated from this program? Would I gain any clinical experience?
I'm very interested in the nursing field because I enjoy helping people and I want to make a difference in people's lives. I am very interested in medicine and the human body. I love all the medical shows on TLC. Mostly, I've been having stong desires to work at a hospital and help kids. I began to think that becoming a pediatric nurse is what I'm suppose to do with my life.
What does it take to become a pediatric nurse? Would I need to become an RN or gain some other certification? Where can I begin my new career path? By the way, I am going to the college's nursing program information session in a few weeks.
Are there any other resources I should be looking into? Lastly, would it be easy to work full-time during the day and attend nursing school in the evening?
Thanks for all the help.