hi i am new to the boards....i really enjoyed reading many interesting situations. (mine is a long story....so here goes)
i am currently in a master's degree program for education. i feel good about my choice of career...received a scholarship...4.0gpa. have to take 4 state exams....last/atws/cst (2)....pass with a 220 for each exam.
i've always wanted to be a nurse. i graduated from julia richman with a nursing diploma in 1976...took the nclex -pn, failed and did not have the courage to try to take the exam again....i went into the secretarial field....got my associate's degree, then got my bachelor's degree in psy from coll. of nr. i recently was laid off from my job....returned to school to obtain my master's degree to teach in the nyc school system. i'm troubled, because i feel like a came into the field at a crucial point where the system is crazy.
anyway, as a back up...my husband said, that i was born to be a nurse..i should pursue programs. this week, i went i went to bronx community college....lpn program....i did not feel like i got the appropiate information. then on to bmcc, (back in 1986, i attended bmcc did some credits there and did not return)...i feel like i have a good chance of entering the program....is there a waiting list? i'm interested in the lpn evening/weekend program
then i went to hostos....seems like there is a waiting list...i have to take nln, ati, essay exam just to get into the lpn certification program.....then it's not guaranteed that i get into the program.
wanted to check out westchester cc's program...lpn certification....next admission is january
i really do not care if i get a degree...it's the time frame that i want to cut down on...i want to enter an 18 month program......
i'm 45 years old....i don't want to waste any time....but i too feel like i should have been a nurse........
if any of you "to be" nurses or any current nurses are out there...please respond....i'm at a cross roads...i feel misdirected....but i'm willing to do the work...and my family is there for me.....
thanks everyone...hope to hear from anyone soon!