Any career switchers starting in the Fall?

  1. 0 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 paycheck! Should be interesting. Are you in the same boat? What worries you the most? What do you look forward to the most?
  2. Visit  daisygarten profile page

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    From 'Central Virginia'; Joined Jul '12; Posts: 43; Likes: 13.

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  3. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Quote from daisygarten
    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 paycheck! Should be interesting. Are you in the same boat? What worries you the most? What do you look forward to the most?
    From one career switcher/former teacher to another you are making a very smart move!!
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  4. Visit  dt70 profile page
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    Age differences. First day that all goes away.
    Being a teacher, seeing a former student may be awkward , but I wouldn't worry about that either.

    Making strides to your goal will make most issues trivial.

    You should feel a great satisfaction after completing the first day, until the studying kicks in
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  5. Visit  Everline profile page
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    I worked in social services before I became a mom and was lucky enough to be able to stay home with my daughter. I have not worked outside the home in years. So yes, I am changing my career. I'm starting nursing school in May and the things I worry about have to do with how my family (including my dog) will deal with the change of me going to school full time. I did pre-reqs part time when my daughter was in school. But now when I am in nursing school, my daughter will have to be home alone a little while before and after school. I worry that she'll be ok with that and stay out of trouble, lol. That's just one example of my thoughts/worries. (Also my dog has a bit of separation anxiety so I worry about him too!) The other worry I have is that I won't do well or something will go wrong. This is not unusual for me, though. If there is something a human being can possibly worry about, I will find it and stay up all night thinking about it. But the reality is that things almost always turn out well! I am trying to change my worrying and start enjoying my blessings. (I hardly paused to be excited about getting accepted for May before I started worrying!) I'm sure we will both be fine!
  6. Visit  Lolita34 profile page
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    I am currently a teacher and I am so nervous about not having a steady paycheck coming in too. I start the BSN program in August. Right now I'm leaning towards going part time instead going full time. I have 3 kids and a hubby so I'm trying to balance everything. I am planning on subbing at least 2-3 days a week so I can still have an income coming in. I am looking forward to just starting and getting my routine down. I haven't been in school in 6 years and that was when I was single so I'm a little anxious about how I'm going to do now that I have a family. Reading posts by people with children helps me know that I can make it too. Good luck!
  7. Visit  Lolita34 profile page
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    Quote from Stacie29
    From one career switcher/former teacher to another you are making a very smart move!!
    Hi are you already in a nursing program?
  8. Visit  daisygarten profile page
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    @Stacie29
    Are you in nursing school still or have your started working as a nurse already? How long did you teach?
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    @Lolita34
    Have you told your school that you won't be back? That's my next concern. I wonder if I should wait until the end of the school year, after my nursing school orientation, or sooner. Don't want to burn bridges, but don't want to show my hand too early...
  10. Visit  daisygarten profile page
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    @Everline
    I come from a long line of worriers!!! I feel your pain When I started teaching for the first time, I tossed and turned for weeks-- then I took Tylenol PM. That sounds awful, but it worked. You sound like a contentious person, I'm sure you will cover all the bases, exude and air of calm and control that will soothe your doggie and daughter....
  11. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Hi I am in nursing school. I taught for 3 years and decided it wasn't for me. Such a different but just as rewarding field.
  12. Visit  Maustin profile page
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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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  13. Visit  HeatherMax profile page
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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.
  14. Visit  Lolita34 profile page
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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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