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10-08-2008, 08:02 PM
Hello Nurses and Nurses-to-be!

I found this forum today and thought it was great! It provides so much beneficial information and support-thanks to YOU ALL:congrats:

I graduated with my BA in Liberal Studies, completed my teaching credential, and have been a substitute teacher/impact teacher for the past 2 years. The school systems and budget currently doesn't look so well in CA and will take time to rebuild, so I decided to go back to school for nursing. With our current economy, I cannot wait for my own classroom, knowing that when I am a temporary teacher I still can be let go, and figured it was time for a change and growth.

I've always been exposed to the medical field growing up and enjoyed it, besides me being sick. I've had asthma since I was little (many doctor visits, hehe), my mom, aunts and sister are nurses, my other sis and aunt are med techs, and my uncle is a vet. Whenever somebody was sick or in the hospital or there were medical conversations at home, I took great interest in the terminology and longed to know more about what was going on.

I considered nursing before, but was scared and didn't think I could do it. But, now I have mustered up more self-confidence and courage and am ready to do it :ridinghorse: I figured that I survived the intense teaching credential program and can survive nursing school. Plus, I can still have teaching options with nursing (teach nursing, teach/train new nurses/student nurses, etc.).

Luckily, I have taken most prerequisite courses years ago, when I thought I was heading the nursing/med field direction, and only have 2 prereq classes to take next semester. Hopefully, I will enter the Accelerated Bachelor Nursing Program (for students with a bachelors already) in Fall 2010.

I am excited about my new plan, career and growing with this forum! Good luck to all of you and sorry for the loong intro, hehe.

10-13-2008, 12:07 AM
Best of luck with your new career. It is inspiring to see someone take control of their dreams and not just settle for what they have acheived so far. There are lots of opportunites for nurses in the field of education if you do decide to combine your experiences.

10-13-2008, 04:41 AM
Thank you for your thoughts and kind words! It's always nice to have support. Care to share a little of your background? Your status in nursing....student, RN, etc. If not, no worries and good luck to you, too!