Hi there. I am not a mother, but I am in the same boat of switching from a career in education to one in nursing. It is good to hear that you like both equally, but you also stated that you're burnt out with teaching- I can definitely relate. Which do you think will give you the greatest amount of joy, teaching or nursing? In my humble opinion, it's not just the actual hours that you have to put into either, but the quality of life that you have when you're not at work. Do you feel more drained after a 12 hour shift of nursing, or after staying up late grading? Do you feel more energized by a positive encounter with a patient or a success in the classroom. The answer is different from everyone, and only you can answer for yourself. Good luck!!