I am a 46 yr old LPN with 5 years experience. My original plan was always to get BSN or even ARNP when I started my prerequisites a decade ago.
Now I am not so sure. I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I am exhausted, in pain most days, kids are 16 and 12 and aging parents wanting me to help them more.
I feel so torn. I want to work in Hospital with babies. I thought about even becoming a midwife.
I am so close to RN, 1/2 way there.....but the thought of school, studying and clinicals makes me want to throw up because I am so exhausted.
Should i I just put on my big girl pants and push ahead, or accept that maybe it's not just in the cards for me right now.
i feel so torn over this. I keep hoping for the peace of a decision either way, but is just not there.
Everytime I think I have made peace with not going back, another doctor or nurse comments to me, that I am just too smart to stay an LPN.
Any advice, opinions are appreciated. :)