FA to CRNA2b replied to doesntlookgood's topic in Nurses
I've always loved flying, since the first day I got my wings 23 years ago. It's difficult for those who have never lived the life of a crewmember to understand. I went to nursing school after 9/11 because of the instability of the airline industry. It was a practical choice rather than one of true passion or calling, as you say. Since 9/11, the airlines have lost over 100k employees so you are not alone. I believe that there is something else out there for you and me. I know that nursing is not the answer for you either by the title of your thread. Have you thought of starting a blog for airline people who are now in the medical field? Maybe post a new thread over on USAviation.com. There is life after flying!
FA to CRNA2b replied to EastBayCAStudent's topic in Students
I worked full time as an international flight attendant, flying out every Friday evening and returning Sunday afternoons. I have three small children as well. I have a lot of support though, with a full-time live-in nanny/housekeeper and lots of family. It was hard though since I barely had any time to study and had to 'get' the material the first time around. No time to review stuff twice. My secret was listening to recorded lectures as often as possible--while getting ready in the bathroom, driving, walking to/from class, basically all the time. Also, I used to connect my computer to the big screen TV so I could lie down flat while looking at power point slides with notes. I'm glad that's over! It can be done but you'll have to stick to a plan and make a few sacrifices.