I just read a fantastic post
by Ruby Vee. Why is this not a sticky
so that career changers or wanna-be nurses could read and digest? Someone suggested that in the post, but I couldn't find it.
After reading it, I'm even more unsure about a nursing career. But as she mentioned, a certain "calling" is not a must if you want to be an RN. Better to have critical thinking skills, which I love, to be effective on the job.
The indecision: do I pursue graduate school on the road to a PhD in nutritional science and study the various micro/macro nutrients' effects on the body? Should I try to study my true passion in mechanical/aerospace engineering? Alas, time is not really on my side as I have a family now and certain professional ambitions is a bit more complicated (i.e. not easy to relocate to follow said dreams).
For me, I think I lack a strong stomach and this may be my undoing. Nursing school
seems all exciting but it is perhaps, a far cry from the real world. I don't know how to get over these fears or perhaps I'm just uncomfortable with the idea.
I am getting close to my decision, slowly but surely, though and I hope its a good one. Now if only I did not need to worry about my pharmacy student loans