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Career Change - Is it worth it?

by love38 love38 (New) New

I'm currently an accountant who is in the process of trying to go to school for nursing. I have a one year old and I'm hoping that nursing will give me the flexibility and fulfillment that Corporate America doesn't give me. I'm trying to see if a career change like this is worth it.

I've always wanted to be a nurse and I feel like now is a perfect time to transition before he's in school full-time.

Please help me by giving me your opinion and any information that will be helpful.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Hi there and welcome. I think nursing is a very flexible career and went into it when my boys were 5 and 10. They are now 23 and 28 and its still a flexible career.


HappyDay, RN

Specializes in ED.

It is worth it. It takes time. Start with your pre-reqs at community college in the evenings. Then, when you are sure, you can transition into a nursing program that fits your schedule (days, nights and weekends, full time etc). Make sure you have saved up lots of money - texts and supplies will break you. It is a very flexable career with many options. Good luck.

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