Single Mom changing careers

  1. I'm a 33 yo single Mom, My baby turns 1 on tomorrow! I have a BFA in Photography and currently work in the printing industry. It's my dream to be a CNM though, so I am going back to school. I am easing my way back in with one class per semester this year (I work 40 hours a week right now), next Fall I will be going to school Full Time! I am in an ADN program since I can't afford the BSN route immediately. My plan is to get a job as an RN and work on the BSN, and eventually the Master's degree, over time. I'm very excited and very scared! This is a big change for me, I always said nothing would ever get me back in school

    Any other career changers? I wondered if I would be the oldest person in my classes, but Nursing seems to be one of those things that quite a few people arrive at later.

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  3. by   zannie

    I'm changing careers too. I'm 25 and for the past 7 years I've worked in technology. The last 4 years of it, my husband and I had our own tech business (but like most of the .com's, we went under too.......). I was frazzled, burnt out and broke and decided I needed a change of pace.

    I've always wanted to do something in the medical field but never went to college -- so here I am!! Starting over. I am so lucky that my hubby is supportive. Together, we decided that I would go to school full time. The first 2 semesters I would work part time to help with old business debt, but that once I started my 2nd year, I could go PRN (I work at the local hospital as a unit secretary).

    Congrats on starting something new. It takes courage to turn around and do something so different than what you've been doing!!!

  4. by   Katnip
    Kimtab, welcome to the club. I'm 45 and decided a few years ago to follow my true calling, nursing. For one reason or another, I couldn't get to it until now.

    Now, I'm starting my 1st year of a BSN nursing school. (BSN because I had enough electives to count for it.)

    I'm excited and scared at the same time, but I don't think I'm the only midlifer.

    So hang in there, and as a friend of mine always says, when in doubt, "BREATHE".