Howdy, all! My name is Mike, and like the title says, I'm new here. I'm a 26-year-old husband and father, and I'm currently an officer with the U.S. Army. I've been bopping around the Internet for the past couple of days trying to figure out if nursing is the right career path for me.
Educational/professional background... I graduated Texas A&M University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical science. I was accepted into an MD program with an Army scholarship and began shortly after graduating from A&M. For various reasons (already burned out from undergrad, long-time girlfriend dumped me, plain ol' lack of maturity, etc.), I was dismissed from the school in 2003. Of course, Uncle Sam never gives you anything for free, and so here I am in Iraq, about halfway through my service obligation to the military.
Now here I am at a pretty significant crossroads in my life. I know I want to get back into clinical medicine. I'm a new husband (coming up on a year-and-a-half) and a new father (my precious daughter is six weeks old), and I don't know whether I should go back to med school again or go for something different. I didn't seriously consider nursing until recently after talking to our PA and a nurse I met. If I chose nursing, I'd try for one of the accelerated BSN programs, since I already have a BS. I just... basically don't know what I want to do professionally. I never thought I'd be here at 26, trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up!
Thanks for reading, and please feel free to give me any advice you can think of. Bye!