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Good day to you all...

I am new on my journey to the world of Nursing and I am scared to death! However this is something I know I must do. I am a 45 yr old woman, soon to be 46 with a child who just graduated high school and on their way to college. I have always been in the administrative assistant clerical field. But after all this time I have decided I need more financial security, as well as secure employment. I was told about this website from an Professional RN. I guess I am just reaching out because I have no knowledge or experience with nursing, and the prereqs, and material seem so intimidating. I am glad I have some college stuff such as english comps, gen psy, and a few other credits that will transfer. This is an overwhelming process, just trying to decide what school to attend, the TEAS and other etc.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Can I ask why you think this is going to pay you the big bucks as well as job security? In certain areas, nursing is a very saturated field. Also, I honestly think with all of the changes to healthcare, nursing salaries will go down. I'm not saying you have to have a calling to nursing as some people think, but it's not going to make you the big bucks or give you the job security you think you will be getting. I would actually do some indepth research before quitting a paying job and taking the plunge.

Thank u for your comment... good day.

Can I ask why you think this is going to pay you the big bucks as well as job security? In certain areas, nursing is a very saturated field. Also, I honestly think with all of the changes to healthcare, nursing salaries will go down. I'm not saying you have to have a calling to nursing as some people think, but it's not going to make you the big bucks or give you the job security you think you will be getting. I would actually do some indepth research before quitting a paying job and taking the plunge.

Thanks for your comment and encouragement....means a lot to me !!!#

Welcome to the whirlwind of nursing school, or your at the beginning, so welcome to the most anticipated waiting period of your life. It is indeed very overwhelming, especially when you look at EVERYTHING that must be done in order just to be accepted. My best piece of advice is to put your heart and soul into it. If this is not something your passionate about, school will be a nightmare and a regret. It is a hard program, and is indeed not for the weak, (academically or non driven individuals). Financially, as a nurse it depends where you live, and where you work what your salary will be. Not to mention as a new R.N. you start at the bottom of the totem pole, usually. Also as stated above, nursing for some people is a calling, and for others it is a career they chose for other reasons. Either way your attitude and professionalism will determine what type of nurse you are. Good luck if this is the career you choose!

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