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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. Visit  nursenasim profile page
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    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. Visit  Lolita34 profile page
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    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. Visit  nursenasim profile page
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    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. Visit  Lolita34 profile page
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    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. Visit  rnmama999 profile page
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    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. Visit  violetgirl profile page
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    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. Visit  nursenasim profile page
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    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. Visit  DrewLeftie profile page
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    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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