I’m searching for some advice from nurses and nursing students. I want to become and nurse and I can’t decide if I should get past the fear of nursing school or just move on.
Some background information- I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in pre-nursing, meaning I took all of my pre-requisites (with A’s and B’s). I applied to several nursing programs and was accepted to Nova and Keiser. However, I had a stable job at the time with an above average salary and decided to pursue a sales career instead.
Fast forward 10 years- I am 31 years old and continue to live with the regret of not completing my goals and simply giving up. I think back to all of my hard work and dedication during my pre-requisite courses and can’t believe I just gave up. I have the constant thought of reapplying and just going for it.
Recently my bf had major back surgery and I was caring for him during his recovery, at the hospital and at home. The way I felt knowing I was helping someone heal and made a difference in their life is the reason why I wanted to be a nurse in the first place. But to be honest, the thought of going to nursing school intimidates me, especially since it would be a major career change at this point in my life.
I’m so confused and don’t know if I should apply to the Keiser accelerated BSN program. Any advice or insights you need can offer me would really help me in making my decision. Thank you!!