I'm working full time in the corporate world, while trying to satisfy my pre-requisites so I can apply to Nursing School
I'm feeling completely overwhelmed.
It seems like every time I turn around- I need to take MORE classes.
Because I can only go to school 1/2 time- I still have a full year left of pre-requisites.
I just found out today that I have to take Chemistry in order to get into Microbiology.
I'm just so far away from the end goal, that I can't see the light.
I've already taken out $7K in student loans, so this is not something that I can just walk away from.
I want this--- but I just am feeling stuck.
I'm not happy at my job, but I NEED this job to support me while I get my pre-requisites taken care of.
I've been at my job for 5 years and I make good money and have good benefits. I can't walk away .
This is going to be such a long, uphill climb for me.
Is there anyone else out there who can relate?
Does anyone else feel overwhelmed?
May 26, '09
I feel your pain too! I just realized what I need to do to feel acomplished professionally, and the nursing switch is going to cost us financially and as a family. I am quiting my job this week, going to school full time this fall and spring to finish pre req's, and moving 1000's of miles away to start nursing school next fall. My family will be divided for a year, I with the baby and my husband with our older two kids (there are no nursing programs here in Alaska that offer ABSN). Just so that we can fufill this dream/goal/exciting new career for our family. But I am excited to start the journey!
Last edit by hopefulinFairbanks on May 26, '09