Been lurking for a little bit and first off want to thank you all for the insight I've gained here. What a nice resource for newbies like me!I don't work currently and am thinking of applying to nursing school in a few years when my kids are older, but I am concerned that my absentmindedness might prevent me from being a good nurse. I often forget what I was going to say, or why I just walked into a certain room. I live by my to-do lists, and I always set a timer when cooking. My husband points out that as a nurse, there would be times when I would not be able to chart immediately. I'm very concerned that I might forget to chart or check something important!School does not worry me, except for the clinicals part. I love school and retain information well.Also, I will sometimes just say the wrong word, like "garage" instead of "driveway" or "towel" instead of "tile." Just like once every day or two, and usually I hear what I said and correct it, but sometimes I don't and have to figure it out by the other person's confused silence. I don't mix up numbers. My question is whether these issues can be overcome through tricks and training, or whether they may represent a significant barrier to a career in nursing. Please be brutally honest! It'll be a couple years before I'm ready to plunge into a nursing program, but I'd like to start working on prerequisites soon, and I don't want to waste time and money on something that I am not suited for. (Better to jump right into accounting classes or something, I guess. Yuck.)I know I am not a succinct writer. Many thanks for reading!