Anyone go from teaching to nursing? - page 2

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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 teaching (at school! I know that... Read More


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    I have been teaching special education for 5 years. I am currently finishing up prereqs for the program. I have always wanted to be a nurse and had put my dream to the side because I needed to work. However, now is the time for me or lets just say I am making it be the right time. I am so tired of the kids and the teacher suffering due to lack of responsibility in administration, on the school level and county level. Plus, working with the type of students I work with, I am basically being nurse to them. I am excited to be making this change. I am going to apply to a part-time program that will allow me to work full-time. My only issue is I don't really want to be teaching and going to nursing school at the same time so I am trying to find another full time job.
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    That's the same situation I am in. I am considering getting a cna position when I finish the course in march so that I can focus, but need the income as well.
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    Quote from ummnasim
    I have been teaching special education for 5 years. I am currently finishing up prereqs for the program. I have always wanted to be a nurse and had put my dream to the side because I needed to work. However, now is the time for me or lets just say I am making it be the right time. I am so tired of the kids and the teacher suffering due to lack of responsibility in administration, on the school level and county level. Plus, working with the type of students I work with, I am basically being nurse to them. I am excited to be making this change. I am going to apply to a part-time program that will allow me to work full-time. My only issue is I don't really want to be teaching and going to nursing school at the same time so I am trying to find another full time job.
    Hi, is the part time program a BSN program? How many classes will you be taking each semester?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!


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