I am 29yrs old from MD with 2 daughters and recently divorced. I am in the Army Reserves and have 11yrs under my belt. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mgmt and have about a year in a half left. I decided that I am going to finish this degree. Nursing has always been in the back of my mind since high school when I wrote about it in my yearbook as my career path. Fast forward to a couple years later and its sparking my interest again.
My fear is doing something totally different and not knowing where to start. It's going to be hard but I do plan on working full time while going to Nursing school. I'm confused on once I'm done with my Bachelor's degree, should I pursue an accerlated Associate's or Bachelor's degree. It seems with a lot of the accerlated Bachelor's degree it's all full time but the accerlated Associate's may give some leeway. I just don't know which one to pursue...I feel like just doing an accerlated Associate's just to get my RN license and then pursue RN-BSN or RN-MSN online programs.
My future consists of a bunch of possibilities: being an Army Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Case Manager and some other things..
Sometimes I feel like I'm too old but I know there are people in there 40's that pursue there Nursing dreams and I commend them for it. I love that.....
I welcome your advice, comments and suggestions...thank you!