cyfan 554 Views
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Thanks so much for your honest response to my post! I probably should've explained myself a little more....
I began my undergraduate education at a university with an "Undecided" major. I never knew what I wanted to do...and by the middle of my sophomore year (when you need to start declaring a major) I STILL didn't know what I wanted to do. This was largely my fault due to the fact that I didn't seek help with career counseling back then. I decided to choose nursing because "you can get a job anywhere" and "there are so many options, you'll find something you like!".
From my very first nursing courses with clinical components, I didn't like it at all. I have lots of relatives who are nurses, and they encouraged me to stick with it becuase "nobody likes clinical...you'll like it when you're on your own". I knew that I didn't feel passionate about the profession, but I didn't want to change my major again, and of course at the time I thought that getting out of school in four years was important! :icon_roll
I talked often with nursing professors and my academic advisor about my feelings about not really feeling that nursing "fit" me and what I wanted to do with my life.
As someone who wants to be passionate about their profession and have a long career, I feel like I need to be in a career that I love. I guess that I am considering going back to school so soon because the way I see it...I am only 23 right now and I have a LOT of years of work ahead of me!! If I had been in the profession for a long time and was close to retirement, I would consider sticking it out. I also just feel like I found my niche in a round about way.
I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on my situation after hearing more of the story. What other thoughts do you have? PLEASE SHARE!!! I would love to hear them!!!:wink2:
Has anyone ever heard of an RN with their BSN going back to school to become a teacher (either elementary or secondary) or do you know what the process would be for this?
I am a school nurse and love being in the school setting. I have only been a nurse since April 2008, but all through Nursing school I wasn't sure if it was for me. My first job was at a hospital, and I absolutely hated it.
Let me know if YOU all know anything!!!!
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