OK, I pulled the trigger today and got registered for Chemistry I.
Maybee this is my mid-life crisis, but I am tired of what I have been doing for most of the last 20yrs, and need a change of pace. I have thought about nursing for a while now, and have worked around hospitals (in the construction field) for quite a few years now. It seems to me like a secure career move; something I think I could enjoy; I like helping people; etc, etc.
I went back to college 5 years ago and finished my Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration. Now I am thinking of the Accelerated BSN program at MU. I haven't had any of the Pre-Req's (Chemistry, Nutrition, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology) and need to have 4 of 6 by December prior to admission. I kind of see this a dipping my toe in the water, but I am excited at the same time! So many thought have been racing through my head that I have a hard time keeping a grasp on what I'm really doing. ... This could be the first step in a major life change!
Is there any advice out there for pitfalls I should avoid? I have enjoyed reading a lot of the posts here on allnurses. (especially relating to male nurses!) What is a good career move to get into the medical field? What would be the best stepping stone to transition into nursing? My biggest fear is taking a big paycut to make the transition because I still have a family to support.
Thanks for any advice, and Keep up the great posts!