Quote from Kuklara511
I like the salary, I like only working 3 days a week, and I like the fact that it is interesting and I wouldn't have to be stuck at a desk for 8 hours a day.
Thus far you have not instilled any confidence in me that you will be able to make it as a nurse. You say you had a "MAJOR" change of heart regarding your choice of studies but the reasons you list are superficial at best. Then you say that you have issues you aren't sure you can overcome. And you are still vascillating between the 2 majors, keeping your foot in the door of business school because you aren't sure. If you really had this change of heart, you would not be asking these questions and would have already started the process of applying to nursing school.
Yes, the money in nursing is some of the best that a WOMAN can make. But the amount of education (initial and continuing), responsibility, and stress, coupled with evil employers, ungrateful patients, and hateful colleagues makes the amount of money you make pitiful and not worth it. If your main motivation is money - don't even bother going to nursing school. After a few years you will be unhappy when you realize just how physically and emotionally difficult it is to be a nurse.
There is no guarantee that you will find a job that works 12 hour shift so that you only have to work 3 days a week. Nurses are also required to work weekends, holidays, and even the days that they requested off to go to a special family event. Over a career, if is likely that you spend more holidays with your peers at work than with your own family.
Nursing is "interesting". Hmmmm. There are a lot of interesting jobs out there where you don't have to wipe people's hineys for a living.
And you like not being stuck at a desk 8 hours a day. As a nurse, you will spend an entire shift on your feet. You'll be lucky to have a chance to sit down while you go pee. And if you are required to carry a unit phone - rest assured that it will ring with a patient's needs just as you sit on the pot. By the time you get home your feet will be hurting so bad you don't want to walk anymore. And after a 12 hour shift - you will be so tired that you won't want to go out with your family because you haven't stopped to rest all day long.
Sorry, but I'm not convinced that you have really given this some thought. I've seen nurse after nurse graduate, get a job, and realize that making a nurse's salary isn't as easy as they thought. Then they either become angry and take it out on their colleagues and patients, or they quit and have to spend more money to go back to school for something else.
Perhaps you should check out the new graduate forum and read the stories of the new nurses and what they are dealing with. If you truly want to be a nurse in your heart, you will have better reasons to want to be a nurse. And you will not have reservations about it. You will simply apply to school and do it. Nursing is one of the hardest jobs in this world. As a nurse, you hold the world's life in your hands. It is not something to be flippant about. Best you learn now what you are in for before you find out the hard way.