I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A NURSE BUT.............read on
I need an answer from someone/body who does not know me please. I have an application for the LPN class i have went so far as filling it out and just need the bank check. I am 46 (don't care who know) and i am presently working, i have a 13 year old and who would being H.S at the time of me entering the program, if I'm chosen. I have also registered for college because i don't know what to do. Here's the problem I have MS, have had it for the last 7 years, i still walk ,talk and everything, i am in pain alot from the illness, and my gait is not that great. I have always wanted to be a nurse, the first time i was in college about 10 years ago i had to leave to take care of my grandparents (education on hold) now i have gotten an application and i don't know what to do. my husband says that (he use to work in a hospital) and it is very taxing on my body and just studying for it, is alot, he supports me with what i would like to do but also tells me that i am a very talented person and just go to school earn credits and move on in my career. I always wanted to be a nurse can someone please help me? what would you do. I was once told that when asked a question as the one i have you have to put yourself in my shoes. I will answer all question that you might have and i am open for any comments. I want to thank any and everyone who wants to be or already is a nurse, i know its hard work, sacrifice and it has to be in your blood, but ask yourself as i have been asking myself when was the last time you saw a handicap nurse, and was she front and center at your attention. I am not mad but i did want to make one of my dreams come true and yes i do have medical assistant experience so i am not all that bad, can take some painless blood and give good injection. Remember i still have all my have my wits about me, i just have the label MS with some of the effects.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS ANSWER SOON. :spin:
Dec 20, '07
I think you should go for it but I do not know the extent of your illness. My only concern is that nursing is extremely STRESSFUL, and I wouldn't want it to aggravate your ms. But maybe you can work in area that is not as stressful as a hospital setting. Maybe you should research which setting LPNs are needed in the most before you pursue this career.
I found this link in the first year nursing section from a nurse with MS. You may want to PM her & ask for advice. Best of luck.
Last edit by Wsmith16 on Dec 20, '07