You can do it! If this is something you've been thinking about for a while, then go for it! Don't let anyone's words discourage you from going back to school. But if you're even a bit doubtful about nursing, talk to some actual nurses if you can, get more exposure to them, hear all the good and bad, volunteer at a hospital (that's what I'm doing, and its keeping me excited about nursing). Be proactive about learning more about the many aspects of nursing. Then dig deep and ask yourself whether or not you can commit to making it happen. Take a realistic view on life and see if you can be supported properly financially and emotionally throughout this journey.:thnkg:
I too have a business degree which got me nowhere (but keep it handy because you may use it later!), and now I'm pursuing what I've found I'm more passionate about: life, learning, taking care of people, and science. I'm now done with prereq's and am about to apply for some schools this coming fall (:yeah:one step closer!). If you're hesitant about whether or not you'll get through schooling, just remember why you're in this situation in the first place. Your drive to become a nurse will help you overcome those obstacles. Sure, all those biology courses may be challenging, but find study buddies, talk to your teachers, use all the resources out there to LEARN, find tutors to help if you're struggling. I was never into academics, always got poor grades in high school and college, and now that I'm studying to become a nurse, I'm suddenly getting straight A's! You may surprise yourself when you learn about things you actually want to know about!
I may seem absolutely sure that nursing is where I want to go in the end, but in reality, I don't really know how I'll be as a nurse, or even if I'm going to love what I'm doing. I bet I won't know until I'm in nursing school, doing clinicals, or even working my first nursing job out of school. All I know is that I've got to keep trying to get there so I can figure out what works for me and what doesn't, and so that I can find my "specialty," my niche and be the best nurse I can be. Are you "nurse material"? I don't think you'll know that either unless you try! Again, if you're support system is strong (aside from your mom, I suppose), and you can realistically dedicate yourself to becoming a nurse despite whatever negative things you may encounter (blood, guts and gory included), then totally do it!
Good luck with whatever you decide!