Hello, I am currently considering going into nursing school as my second career. I'm in the legal field now as a court reporter and I just don't feel very fulfilled in this profession. While the pay is great, I have a lot of flexibility because I can work, say, just a day and be good for the whole week, I still am kind of bored with it.
I understand nursing school is very hard, court reporting isn't easy either, but nursing is a whole other ball game that I have great respect for. If I applied for the AA nursing degree and I have no credits whatsoever from any previous college (I went to trade school to get my court reporting license - I don't think anything can transfer over), does that mean I have to take general studies first or is that included in an AA degree? Could I even apply for an AA degree in my position? I'm 27 years old, graduated high school almost 10 years ago with an average 3.4 GPA, I finished court reporting school seven years back as well with a 4.0 GPA (not sure if it matters?) Also, if anyone says I could try to transfer any credits from court reporting, my school shut down last year as well
I have to ask, and I know you guys probably get it a lot, but would a new nursing school grad have to start working night shifts?
I would ultimately love to get a BSN degree and hopefully a master's, but that is a long road and I have to think little at a time. Is it too much of me to ask that I would like to end up working somewhere in dermatology right off the bat or is that field too competitive?