Hi. I am a pre-nursing student and was just diagnosed with RA this past January. Since that time, I have been on prednisone and methotrexate and while I am better than I was before treatment, I still have a lot of pain and fatigue. I will probably begin a biologic soon. I currently work a full-time secretary job which leaves me stiff and tired and I work part-time as a waitress on weekends, which is killing me. I've cut back my hours, but even after just a few hours, I'm in horrible pain. At this point, I can't imagine 12 hour shifts as a nurse and rotating or night shifts which interfere with your sleep would be even worse!
I really want out a desk job, but am having very serious reservations about nursing. I'm looking at a cardiac ultrasound program and I only need to take 1 more class (Physics- which I'm taking now and it isn't as bad as I was afraid it would be) to apply to that program.