I'm 34 and a pre-nursing student. I'm also an avid writer and have been torn between becoming a Journalist and a Nurse. I register for classes again on 11/16 and need to have made a choice by then. One of my goals is to be able to travel and have some fun on weekends once I hit 40 and my kids are older. I was wondering how scheduling works in the hospitals? I know there are 8 and 12 hour shifts, but how hard is it to get a weekend or two off per month? I'm sorry if this sounds naieve, but I don't want to go into a career that may end up being wrong for me.