my plan for nursing

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Since I am in my 3o's and have to start all over again here is my game plan for nursing.

1. Get my AAS first find a job and make a decent living.

2. Then get BSN and take advantage of a tutuion reimbursement program.

3. Not sure which speciality yet.

4. Somewhere in between I will have a family.

5. Once I have the time somewhere in there I would want to be a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Why didn't I do this 15 years ago at 18 instead of listening to stupid people and there bad advice who only wanted me to fail.

Trophy.Nurse

64 Posts

I am 22 y.o. & asking myself the same question. I wish I would've went away to a university. Oh well, guess we gotta start from where we are, & there's no time like the present! Best of luck to you

: ) Ladyashleyd

MotivatedOne

366 Posts

Specializes in GYN/GON/Med-Surg/Oncology/Tele.

Sounds like a good plan...My life is full of shoulda coulda woulda's because I was under the impression that you had to have a Bachelor's degree to make a "comfortable" living. I'm a second degree student.

My plan is somewhat similar to yours...except I'm 26

I'll start nursing school this fall (ADN program)

Graduate May 2011

Hopefully start either an RN-BSN or RN-MSN program in the Spring of 2012

Join the AF Fall 2013

As far as having a family is concerned...I'm really not sure when that will happen although I'm hoping it's before I'm 40. For now, I'll just focus on school and worry about finding a man later!

I hope things work out for you!!!

Trophy.Nurse

64 Posts

I am 22 y.o. & asking myself the same question. I wish I would've went away to a university. Oh well, guess we gotta start from where we are, & there's no time like the present! Best of luck to you

: ) Ladyashleyd

They all sound good. I'm a 2nd degree student as well and wish I went this route the first time through undergrad so I can get a master's instead of a second bachelor's of science (I'm 25). Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Alma 3323

50 Posts

It sounds like a good plan.I had my family first and now that they are grown I'm starting my prereqs. I have a BA in another field so I can get my BSN without all the gen Ed work.

AccelCNL, MSN, RN

1 Article; 501 Posts

Specializes in PCU, LTAC, Corrections.

Same here...except I am 24. I started college right out of high school wasted time, got sick, and then took time off. Fall 2010 will be my last semester of sciences. Hopefully, all will go well this semester and I will be getting a nice acceptance letter at the end of Dec.

I am looking to enter a generic BSN program. Hopefully I will graduate in 2012.....and then do back for my doctorate (since they are want to make advanced practice nursing = doctorate) and be a NNP.

But....better late than never.:D

Specializes in Case Mgmt, Anesthesia, ICU, ER, Dialysis.

If you want a CRNA education, your specialty needs to be ICU. The skill sets come the closest to overlapping.

Good luck.

Aurora77

861 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg.

My plan sounds kind of like yours too. I'm going for my ADN, then getting out into the workforce. I eventually will get my BSN and go from there. I could see myself getting a master's degree and getting into teaching, as well. I'm not sure what I want to specialize in, I figure I'll see what I like best in clinicals and go from there.

We also want to start a family soon, too. I had ovarian cancer so biological kids are out, but we've taken classes to become foster/adoptive parents. We're hoping once I start working full time, we can take a foster placement. My hubby is really interested in working with special needs kids, and my training as a nurse will help make that possible.

RoxyRN2B

39 Posts

Sounds like a good plan. I'm 31 and my nursing path is a just bit different. The family is already here, so I'll just leave that part out.

!.) Finish up my pre-req's.

2.) Get my CNA

3.) Start and finish ADN

4.) Get a rewarding and stable position.

5.) Take advantage of tuition reimbursement while doing RN-BSN or RN-MSN.

6.) I would eventually love to pursue either NICU or L&D.

7.) Even further down the road I'd like my hand at being a Nurse Educator.

Let's see where the road really takes me. Good luck everyone!

KathyRN2B

109 Posts

It really does sound good. My life [like many of the others that have posted] is also full of shoulda, woulda, coulda. I use that as my motivation. I'm 37 [38 in Oct]. I joined the Army right out of HS and got married and did the family thing. I started a few years ago working on my pre-reqs a class or two at the time and I just finished those and recently got accepted to an accelerated-BSN program. I will work several years to gain experience and go back for my Master's. That's the PLAN anyways! Best of luck to you!!!

MotivatedOne

366 Posts

Specializes in GYN/GON/Med-Surg/Oncology/Tele.
It really does sound good. My life [like many of the others that have posted] is also full of shoulda, woulda, coulda. I use that as my motivation. I'm 37 [38 in Oct]. I joined the Army right out of HS and got married and did the family thing. I started a few years ago working on my pre-reqs a class or two at the time and I just finished those and recently got accepted to an accelerated-BSN program. I will work several years to gain experience and go back for my Master's. That's the PLAN anyways! Best of luck to you!!!

That's interesting because some times I wish I had joined the military right after graduating from HS instead of going straight to college. At least then I could've used a GI bill instead of taking out federal stafford loans to pay my tuition!

Good luck!

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