I am a JD trying to go to nursing school
. However, I've been out of law school for almost 10 years. There is a great need I believe for nurses with other experiences, as the person above me said, to assist in the changing state of healthcare and to bring that expertise to the field.
However, knowing how blasé I felt and feel about practicing law, I do understand where your feelings are coming from in that respect. I went into law because everyone seemed to think it was the next step after I graduated college and that it would provide me all these opportunities. Three kids later, I am failing to capitalize on all those amazing opportunities!
And I still can't find the motivation to want to return to the field.
I have found an excitement and motivation to pursue this path than I never had with my law degree or even my BA before that. BUT, BUT it's something you really, really need to consider since you are currently pursuing your MBA at the moment. You will have to dig deep as to whether it's prudent to abandon that path at this moment to completely change tracks. Realize that you will have to take your science prereqs. And you will have to get accepted to nursing school. What's going to be your plan if you go through all of this and getting accepted to nursing school takes more than one or two times applying? Are you prepared for that limbo land if it occurs? How is all this timing going to work out for your finances, your living situation, etc?
And then, here's what I was talking about with my mom today actually. What happens if you do nursing and don't like it either??? That was an interesting conversation, I tell you. LOL
I did try to quit law school once and use my psych degree to work on a psych ward nights and teach dance (my passion). I pushed through, and even though law is not what I really want to do, I am glad that I stayed in and got my degree. Sometimes in the middle of things, it seems so sucky that you'd rather switch to something else, anything else. Take some time to really evaluate the consequences of each action and talk to people in your support system as well. Even talking it out with people who will play Devil's advocate with you can shed light on what the correct path is.
Whatever you choose, I wish you the best of luck, though. I totally empathize with how you feel, so know that you're not alone!