anyone else changing careers to go into nursing?

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    Hi everyone!

    Is anyone else here totally changing careers to go to nursing school? I guess I'm looking for a little encouragement that it's OK for me to want to get out of the corporate/business world that I HATE and go into nursing!

    What are your thoughts and reasons? Here's a little about me -- I have a degree in Advertising and I've been in the business world for almost 5 years now. I just have no interest in business-related things, and I have no desire to climb the proverbial corporate ladder. To me, nursing seems like something totally different from that. I can't say I've had a passion for it my whole life, like some people can. It only just occurred to me about 6 months ago. But I just want something different -- I HATE sitting at a computer and being bored out of my mind for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week!!

    Anyone else in a similar situation?

    amy
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    Hi Amy,

    I am actually only one class away from my Accounting degree (AA), and I've decided to pursue nursing. A long-time dream that never materialized until now. I just feel the need to do something worthwhile in my life and hopefully do good. I found myself starting to get blurry when I would see numbers, and I couldn't imagine doing that the rest of my life. I need variation and nursing definitely offers that.

    You will find there are others on this BB who have also left the "business world" for nursing.

    Good luck!
    Kris
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    I think that if you decide to do something else go for it. I cannot imagine doing a job I hate for years and years.

    renerian
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    Hi Amyrae, I currently work at an office (my last day is today becuase I start my RN program the 21st!) and I cant stand the 40 hrs of sitting at a desk either! I'm really looking forward to nursing and running away from the office (Ive been working part& full time here for over 2 years, ever since I was 18). I could never imagine spenging my life at an office job. Its just not me (and I guess not you either)
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    Hi Amy! I feel exactly the same way. I was majoring in computers, but now I realized that I will not be able to stand sitting in front of a computer all day for the rest of my life. BORING!!! I want a job where I will move around and have variety and action. I also want to be something that my kids can be proud of when they get older. I haven't started school yet, but my daughter (age 5) is excited about it and says she wants to be a nurse when she grows up too. How cute! Good luck with whatever you decide!
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    I am! I have a BS in Environmental Science, and since then have been working in the business/computer world. ICK.

    You are not alone.

    I was tossing around the idea of nursing when I was in college, but my roommate talked me out of it (her mom is a nurse). I forgot all about it for 5 years, and just last summer that I realized when looking through the want ads that I really really really want to be a nurse! Since then I've talked to a lot of people who are doing the same thing. It's kind of like when you learn a new word, then you hear it all the time? Now for me all these nurses and nursing students are coming out the woodwork.
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    Me too, I've been working in the accounting field first as a secretary and then a technician for 13 years now. I am so tired of sitting at a desk all day, it makes me so sleepy. Of course, the advantage right now is I can work on my homework.

    I have been taking my pre-reqs for nursing and have applied for the fall semester.

    After taking some time off from my job (4 months) and returning 3 weeks ago, I definitely know that this is not what I want to be doing forever.

    I can't say that I know for sure that nursing is it, but I need to give it a try and hope that my instincts are correct. If not, it will be a good learning experience.

    I think you should go for it if you really feel the desire.

    Take care
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    You are definely not alone! I'm another career changer -- have worked in accounting and insurance for many years. Just finishing up my AA in Business and will be starting my LPN program next week.

    I had originally sigend up for the nursing program ten years ago, but found myself torn between corporate business and nursing. The last few years I have done accounting I kept thinking to myself.....I don't want to do this for the rest of my life. I am a people person and a problem solver. I think I will do well in nursing.

    Good Luck to you Amy. Go for it!
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    Originally posted by amyrae76
    Hi everyone!

    Is anyone else here totally changing careers to go to nursing school? I guess I'm looking for a little encouragement that it's OK for me to want to get out of the corporate/business world that I HATE and go into nursing!

    What are your thoughts and reasons? Here's a little about me -- I have a degree in Advertising and I've been in the business world for almost 5 years now. I just have no interest in business-related things, and I have no desire to climb the proverbial corporate ladder. To me, nursing seems like something totally different from that. I can't say I've had a passion for it my whole life, like some people can. It only just occurred to me about 6 months ago. But I just want something different -- I HATE sitting at a computer and being bored out of my mind for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week!!

    Anyone else in a similar situation?

    I'm switching species actually. I've been a veterinary technician (nurse) since '94, an RVT (think Veterinary RN) since '97. I'm working my prereqs now for the cross-over to human medicine.

    Nursing, no matter the species, is a rollercoaster ride. But, most days, it only takes oine "up" to counter all the day's "downs".
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    I, too, am a career changer. I currently am a geographic information system specialist. What's that you ask? I make maps and manage data on computers. Sounds interesting you say? All I do all day long is type and click away on my mouse. Really, a monkey could do this.

    I already have a bachelors, but am working on my pre-reqs so that I can go to a 2 year bachelors program starting in summer 2004. It sure is nice to get a paycheck right now and get benefits. Nursing will be a big change, but it will be nice to actually work face to face with people. There are far too many cubicle jobs and nursing seems to be such a diverse field. I look forward to finally going to nursing school!


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