Hello! I am new to this site and hoping I can get some more insight about nursing. I am currently a CMA and feeling stuck in my life. I have the need to do more in my life and wondering if nursing is the thing for me. Can't decide what I want to do with my life, and it's hard when you have a 23 month old and a husband who works the 3rd shift. A part of me feels guilty, wanting this ....wanting to "succeed" in life and finish my bachelor's. Anyway, hope you have some wonderful insight to this career and I finally have been able to narrow it down somewhat!
Nov 8, '06
Welcome to Allnurses. I moved your post to the Nursing Career Advice Forum so that you can get more feedback on a nursing career.
Do you already have some credits that would apply toward a nursing degree?
Nov 8, '06
Hi and welcome. You are the only one who can decide what to do. It takes guts to go back to school with a child and a shift-worker hubby. However, many of us have done it. You do have to stay very focused. Can you talk with some nurses that know you? And get their input?
Good luck - it can be done.
Nov 9, '06
I have a good friend who did an ADN program with a two year old and a husband who worked graveyards. She didn't really work while in school - picked up maybe two bartending shifts a month - and they lived very frugally. They had to find a good and cheap daycare, since she left for class before he got off work, but she graduated a year and a half ago and is now nursing in Georgia, second child 8 mo. old, and supporting her hubby while he finished his bachelor's. It can be done!
Nov 14, '06
welcome to the site!
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