I am going to be 40 in August. I'm in my 2nd Marriage. I have older children (15 & 18). I have a 1 year old daughter. We might have another baby within the next 2 years. I think nursing is a good career for moms (schedule/pay) and I feel that it is a good fit for my personality. I have a great sense of empathy and desire to spend my life making a difference with my life.
My fears? I dont want to be an absentee mom with my baby/babies while going to school. From everything I have read nursing school
is grueling. I am willing to work but I dont want to miss out on the oh so important moments that go so quickly with young children. Part of me (and my hubby) feels that this is the perfect time. I can take my time getting my prerequisites completed and by the time the kiddo(s) is/are school aged it will be perfect timing for the nursing program and the clinicals
I got my CNA license years ago and I did very well but I know that this is a whole different species.