happy sunday! i'm not a nurse but have been following your board and i'm very interested in entering a nursing program. however, needing advice/direction and thought this the best place to try.
i have no experience in healthcare whatsoever; i've never worked in a doctor's office and i know no one who's a nurse or involved in a healthcare profession. i guess the first question, then, should probably be how can i know if i'll do well enough in this profession to abandon the one i'm in now?? (which shows promise...it's just not very interesting.) i'm a motived/hands-on/energetic kinda person...i just need the right direction to send all that energy and i'm thinking (a lot here lately) that nursing may be it. i'm a 'people person' and prefer dealing with people that i can see and speak with directly and i want to do something that i think is important. and, while business is important (which is what i'm in now, by the way), it's not important...('so what'd you do with your life?? uh, i learned to file and worked really hard on bid documents!' yuck...) what made you want to be a nurse?? how long did it take you?? have you regretted your choice?? could you suggest some programs??
i currently live in smyrna, tn if that's make any difference. any information or words of wisdom/advice would be great.
have a great night!