Any career switchers starting in the Fall? - page 2

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I just got my acceptance letter today! All of the prereq's behind me and a new career ahead of me. I'm currently a teacher and am a little nervous about stepping back into full time school from the safety of a full time... Read More


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    I'm a teacher that is making the career change to nursing as well! I am a single mom with two teenage daughters and I own a house so I have to work/teach until I finish nursing school. I just got accepted into TWU's weekend/evening program in Dallas. I'm nervous but because I know I'm doing this for not only me but for my daughters as well.....I know I have to get it done!
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    I am leaving my job as a pharmacy tech to study nursing. I want to do more to help people than just count pills, and the cool pharmacy jobs are so few and far between, I will be stuck in retail forever.
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    I told my principal about my acceptance. We have a good working relationship so I felt comfortable giving her a heads up. Also, I would like to sub there so I want to leave on great terms.
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    I graduated from an ADN program in December, passed the NCLEX in February, and am now in the midst of a very discouraging search for a job. Every job posting says "No new hires" and/or at least one year experience required. I live in the North east but am searching in all areas of the country for a job. I wanted to get a job as an aid in a hospital while searching, but now that I'm an RN, they will not hire me as an aide. Any suggestions on what an RN can do to gain some experience while searching for a job. And possibly get a foot in the door for any potential jobs? Thanks!
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    I'm currently a data specialist and will be making the move to full time student in January 2014. My boss already knows as my position is a long training and he knew I was going to school and was eventually going to have to go full time and he asked for as much advance notice as possible once I got my acceptance into my transfer school, which happened last week. I'm really lucky that all of my colleagues are very supportive of my career change, so it wasn't a big deal to tell them this far in advance.

    My worries are the normal ones... money. lol I'm a single Mom. I'm hoping my child support along with student loans will be enough to balance everything out. I'm lucky that my BF owns his house, so no mortgage to worry about. Just need to chip in for groceries and the needs of kids clothes, etc. I have faith it will all work out, but yeah, after being a full time worker for the last 15 years, it's going to be quite a change.
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    Career changer--I'll be 36 this summer. Was sort of aimless after college and ended up working in finance as an executive assistant, worked my way up the ladder pretty quickly but the job made me miserable. On call 24/7, working in a boys club high in sexual harrassment, no boundaries or respect for my personal life - was often expected to wake up in the middle of the night to answer emails. The trade off was making really great money...can't lie, I'll miss that part.

    I've been taking classes one at a time for six years, finally finished them all, applying for Fall 2013. I'm really worried about how I can spin the last ten years since I'm obviously making a huge jump (I do have medical experience, but it's from high school and recent volunteer work). I also worry a lot about being the oldest one in my classes. I was older than the prof in many of my prerequisite courses! And I'm lucky that my husband is employed, but I was definitely the breadwinner, so we're going to be making due on less for a while.

    Every time I read this out loud I worry that I'm making a huge mistake, but staying in my current line of work isn't an option and I've worked so hard for this!
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    You definitely won't be the oldest! I am about to turn 43!! :-)
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    Hi everyone!! I just signed up for school last wen! My first career was animal nursing. I love my job but sadly I am at the top of my profession. I love medicine so I chose to go back to nursing school. Its going to be a long road but Im not in a hurry.
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    oh and I am 36
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    I turn 40 this June & I will be pinned with my ADN in August. I am a single mom of two, one with a moderate neuro muscular disorder. I have spent the last two years living off of minimal child support, SSI & student loans...not to mention subsidized housing. This is not the way I intended to live, as this is my second college degree & profession, but I put my schooling & children's needs first. I know that this is temporary, so I don't let it get me down. As Dave Ramsey (a Christian financial expert) says, "Live like no other now, so you can live like no other later." You just have to focus on the goal & you will make it happen. I am soon done. When my children start their next school year, I will be an RN! Looking back, it seemed to go so fast...this semester is even going faster than others. One more left!!!
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