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  1. Help me! I’m 41, have 2 young kids, and am looking at a career change. For as long as i can remember, I’ve wanted to be either a nurse or a teacher. However, for the past 14 years my kids and hubby have been on my insurance (hubby was self employed) and doing either was simply not an option due to having to either be out of work or severely cut down my hours too much to keep our health insurance (due to student teaching or clinical hours). So I’ve spent the past 23 years working for the same employer (a flower shop) and just going through the motions - i kind of gave up on pursuing either of my dream careers. Now, hubby has a new job with great benefits and I can pursue my own dream job. Sounds great right? You’d think I’d be jumping up and down and running towards one. Nope! I’m paralyzed with indecision. I started taking teaching courses online through Liberty U which is a bit of a struggle but works around the kids schedules. And i can be done relatively quick. But i come from a long line of nurses and it’s still on my mind. But I’m already 41 and between prereqs and clinicals I will be at least 45 by the time I’m done. And what if i don’t make it? Then what? Plus online classes are so isolating... but again, very convenient. Im turning to this wonderful helpful community for some clarity. I know - what a problem to have! But it’s driving me nuts not being able to pick a path when they both appeal to me... thank you all so much in advance.
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    Teaching to Nursing

    No advice but refreshing to see another career changer here! 41 and starting prereqs in the spring after a long break. I was prenursing years ago and have to retake chem because it expired. I've had many many times that I thought I could go back to nursing and planned to but something always came up. Now I'm finally starting again this spring and when I saw your post i just had to pop in and say hi!
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    Feeling discouraged

    Hey can't comment on the professor issues, but wanted to encourage a little. You say you'll be 40? I'm 41 and just getting started having to retake chem this spring because I took it last so long ago it expired!! God willing I'll be 45 when I finish and from what my advisors tell me, there have been others before me that were even older and excelled. So take your anxiety about your age out of the equation. You still have many working years ahead of you!! Good luck. PS - look at taking that math class online. There are places to get it done in as little as 8 weeks. Just check with your prospective nursing program to make sure where ever you take it will be transferable.
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    Chem or A&P 1 this spring?

    Thank you! That’s what I’ll do. Since I’ve also been out of the classroom for so long it will probably be good for my first course to be something that is somewhat familiar. Appreciate your input!
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    Chem or A&P 1 this spring?

    Nursing prereqs... not nursing pretend.
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    Chem or A&P 1 this spring?

    Hello!! I’m returning to taking nursing pretend after a very long time. I have to retake chem since it expired. Should i get that out of the way this spring or take A&P 1 first and see how i do? Thanks for your advice!!
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    Supplies for A & P 1?

    Ok maybe I’m overly excited to go shopping for school supplies for myself in addition to my kiddos. What will i need for a &p 1? Spiral v. 3 ring binder, highlighters, etc etc? Show me those supply lists!!
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    Best notebook for A&P at NCC?

    Three ring binder or spiral?? Anything else I'll need? Very excited to go back to school shopping for myself.
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    Thanks! I saw that Charter Oak now has an agreement with NCC for the BSN. And I got my bachelors from SNHU which I've seen a few people post about. Anywhere else you might recommend? Planning ahead to save up $$.
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    Ok you've both given me food for thought. Thank you!
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    Congrats on passing! You must be so excited. I personally cannot wait for the challenge of nursing school . I started prereqs about 15 years ago, and due to personal circumstances at the time, I had to stop. But I'm back! How are the job prospects out there for an ADN? I know that BSN is preferred for most jobs and I know I'll have that to look forward to as well.
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    Thank you! What was the clinical/class schedule like? Are you working as an RN now? I really appreciate you reaching out!!
  13. 3rdgenRN2B

    NCC - Pre-req question

    Thank you. Turns out the bookstore is just closed for inventory hahah. So I’m sure it will all become available next week sometime.
  14. 3rdgenRN2B

    NCC - Pre-req question

    Did a search of both IBSNs for my chem books - and got nothing back. Looks like they are both custom and maybe just not out yet? Grrr...
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    At Norwalk? Congrats!
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    NCC - Pre-req question

    Thank you! I'll look into Chegg. One of the components for my chem class I already tried to look up and it looks like it was developed by a professor at my community college specifically for that chem class so I'll have to be patient and wait in that I guess. It's the component for the Lab. But maybe I can get the main textbook for the class in the meantime. I've already waited a good 20 years to pursue this, I don't know why I'm having such a hard time waiting another 8 weeks!
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