I'm 30 this year, with a degree in History and 9 years as a software engineer. This isn't doing it for me anymore, and I'm now pursuing nursing, as the medical world has always amazed me.
I'm considering a Master's Entry Program, and the schools I'm looking at most intently are:
- University of Washington
- Boston College
- Johns Hopkins
- University of Rochester
Right now, I'm just in the process of taking a Biology class at a local community college, so I can start in on A&P over the summer. I'm going to have to crank pretty hard to get pre-reqs out of the way, but I'm pushing hard. I'm also volunteering at the University of Washington Medical Center in the postpartum/newborns unit.
Should be an interesting ride!
May 11, '04
Quote from ChrisA
Are there really? That's interesting in itself. Do you think it's that people are jaded with the tech rat race?
Probably so.... that and an intense, human drive to feel the need to do something worthwhile with your life. Not that programming and IT related disciplines aren't worthwhile... just something that perhaps has a more direct, meaningful impact on fellow man. Job security is probably another big draw of IT people to healthcare (I'm sure you know all about out-sourcing of jobs, etc etc)
I, at one time, was studying a computer-related discipline, but decided that I didn't want to sit in front of a computer for the rest of my life, that I cared more about people than machines, and that I've always been fascinated by the workings of the human body and healthcare in general. After that, I switched to pre-med, but realized I didn't want to "sacrifice" my family (I have 2 young boys) for the sake of a career in medicine. So here I am, about to be a nursing student...
Last edit by manna on May 11, '04