Anyone go from teaching to nursing? - page 2

I am currently a middle school special education teacher (I've taught elementary special ed as well) and am thinking about making a career change. I was just wondering if anyone has gone from... Read More

  1. by   peachshan
    Quote from Lolita34
    Hi, is the part time program a BSN program? How many classes will you be taking each semester?
    The part time program is a BSN program. I am in Georgia and the program is Brenau University. I believe it will be two classes or three per semester. The clinicals will be on Saturdays and Sundays.
  2. by   Lolita34
    That is great! My husband is having second thoughts about me pursuing this especially since I would be giving up my income. I am thinking about going part time too so I can sub a few days a week.
  3. by   peachshan
    Believe me, I understand! My husband was feeling the same way when he found out most of the programs were full time. I would love to not have to work while attending school but that is just not possible. This is the sacrifice I will have to take if I want to pursue nursing now. Oh yeah, the program is three years.
  4. by   Lolita34
    Quote from ummnasim
    Believe me, I understand! My husband was feeling the same way when he found out most of the programs were full time. I would love to not have to work while attending school but that is just not possible. This is the sacrifice I will have to take if I want to pursue nursing now. Oh yeah, the program is three years.
    Three years isn't bad. Well keep us posted on how things go with your program. I wish you much success on your nursing school journey!
  5. by   rnmama999
    I wasn't a teacher but I tutored nursing students while finishing my program and continued to tutor when I started working as an RN. I found it very challenging! Here I was tutoring these students "by the book" and working while breaking all the rules! Instead of doing everything the nclex way I had to be fast, efficient, and cost effective. It felt like I was leading two separate nursing lives lol.
  6. by   violetgirl
    Quote from rnmama999
    I wasn't a teacher but I tutored nursing students while finishing my program and continued to tutor when I started working as an RN. I found it very challenging! Here I was tutoring these students "by the book" and working while breaking all the rules! Instead of doing everything the nclex way I had to be fast, efficient, and cost effective. It felt like I was leading two separate nursing lives lol.
    Sounds like teaching to me!
  7. by   peachshan
    Quote from Lolita34
    Three years isn't bad. Well keep us posted on how things go with your program. I wish you much success on your nursing school journey!
    Thank you and I will keep everyone updated!
  8. by   DrewLeftie
    My situation is fairly similar to several people who have posted on this site. I have been on my path towards a nursing career for the past 3 years - taking prereq courses, volunteering at the hospital, applying to schools, etc. I have been totally set on getting into an ABSN program (since I already have my BA in psychology). However, I haven't been able to get into any of the programs last year, and same with this year. BUT I did get into an ADN program which I have been reluctant to take due to the fact that the ABSN program is 15 months long vs. ADN program being 2 years long. For that reason, I am considering just settling for being an Elementary teacher - which i'd also LOVE to do (and the program is 15 months long), but on the other hand I don't want to waste all the time and effort I have put towards my future nursing career. I am torn between both teaching and nursing.
    My background: I have been a tutor for 6+ years helping students in all grades and subjects from 1st grade thru College (Spanish, English, Math, Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology). I have also been a Substitute teacher for a year - during that period I challenged myself try sub for ALL grades and subjects. I have absolutely LOVED subbing for 2nd-5th grade and look forward to my job everyday...even though it can be VERY draining and stressful.

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