Just found this board and am hoping it will be a great support over the next few years. After being out of school for 10 years, I have decided to pursue a degree in nursing. Unfortunetley, most people think I am crazy to make this decision. I am 36, have a three and five year old and have a WELL-PAYING executive level job with the Federal government. I started on my Masters degree in Public Administration a few months ago, but it is just plain obvious that it is not my real love. Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the human body, medicine and the idea of nursing. I was steered towards a degree in business as that was the "place" for women to make the dollars. I am just plain fed up with my bureaucratic job and sitting at a desk all day!!!! I am hoping to complete my pre-nursing courses over the next year (Biology in September and then A&P I and II, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc) and begin my journey to Nursing school. I will be blatently honest in saying I am TERRIFIED as I am understand the commitment I am about to take. On the other hand, after reading some of these posts, I KNOW, I am heading in the right direction. Any advice, words of wisdom etc, you all can provide (stories of other moms doing the same, other second-career nursing students, etc) would be VERY, VERY much appreciated!