Any career switchers starting in the Fall?

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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 paycheck! Should be interesting. Are you in the same boat? What worries you the most? What do you look forward to the most?
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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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    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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    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!
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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!
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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?
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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...
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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....
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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.


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