Glory to Jesus - Also I have a question
First off, I would like to introduce myself. I'm a male in my early 20's in my JR year who is hoping to become a nurse! I recently turned in my application for the program last Thursday and I should hear in about a month or two. My eyes have been set on nursing since freshman year and hope to do pediatrics nursing. I have been lurking these forums for a little while now, and have been greatly blessed by the amount of information I've learned from reading many threads.
I am very confident in my entry to the program. I have a 3.69 GPA with a 99 percentile in the TEAS test, but I am most honestly not trying to boast, because this is not of my doing. This is where the glory goes to Jesus. I could not have done this without Him, for sure. Quick story: My TEAS test was scheduled for early January, but rewind a month. I am trying to decide if I should go on a mission trip to the middle east for half a month, and I was contemplating this because I knew my TEAS was coming up and I hadn't studied at all! I knew I wouldn't have time to study there, and by the time I get back, I would only have a week to study. Well, I took a step of faith in God and He provided. Although I studied for less than a week, I scored a 99 percentile. Haha, I'm not a 99 percentile type of guy.
But I am very excited to hear from my school and start the program!
Anyways, this is my question. I got to help out at a preschool and have fun with awesome 5 year olds! My love for children grew even more, and made me start deciding if I should become a preschool teacher. I've done so much and strained through so many science classes and I'm almost there in the nursing program, and now BOOM! Preschool teacher is another option that opens up. I understand pediatrics nursing also deals with children, and I'm sure many people go through this because they are around children. And who knows, pediatric nursing may be the perfect career for me. I've also researched about being a preschool teacher assistant.
My question is
1. Has anyone taught young children? Why did you switch over to nursing?
2. Is anyone doing both? Somehow.. haha
3. If you were a teacher, what did you like about teaching, and what did you dislike? Pros and cons
4. If you are a nurse, are you contemplating on switching careers to a teacher?
Thank you for reading!