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coffeecup LPN

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  1. Hello! I'm new here, so hopefully I'm putting this under the correct section So, I've been an LPN since 2016. I currently work in a doctor's office setting, treating pain management patients. I have the opportunity to further my degree through an LPN to BSN program, with minimal tuition reimbursement. I'm unsure if I want to do this, however. I want to go back to school, but something is holding me back. I'm unsure if nursing is the right path for me, and I'm scared to make the wrong decision and waste money. Maybe I should pursue another interest (ie. writing, education, nutrition)? Or maybe I just haven't found my nursing niche yet? I went into nursing because it was a good way to fast track myself into a career, and out of years of minimum wage retail jobs. And although there are aspects of nursing that I enjoy, when I hear fellow nurses reasons as to why they became a nurse, I feel like I don't belong. It's like most people have had this epiphany, or a desire since childhood to become nurses. Which is awesome, but I've never had that experience. My family and fiancé are all super supportive of whatever decision I make. I'm 28, getting married, and I want to start a family at some point. I feel like I've missed the boat of figuring out my career goals (aren't I supposed to have my life together by this point? lol). So, fellow nurses, what's your opinion? Lord knows I need some good, solid advice lol.