Obviously I’ve reached the point that I need help! I’ve bothered my friends, family, and husband with my “what ifs”, flipped coins, read my horoscopes, and did the magic 8 ball thing…so here is my problem.
Last year I decided to go back to school for nursing, did almost all of the prereqs years ago for a local ADN program. I only have AP1 and AP2 left. Right now, about 30% done with AP1, I have a 100 average. I took the NLN entrance exam last month and scored in the 97th percentile. I know without a doubt, I should have no problems getting in. Recently, my boss ( I currently work in business and office administration), gave me a pretty good raise, knowing Ill be quitting next year once getting accepted to the RN program. I also have received news that I could possibly be get a better position with more money and more opportunities if I plan on staying. So here I am, going to list some pros to each and hope that someone can offer me some sound advice..
Pros to Nursing School
1. In the end, I would make more money. Income at my current job is rather good, but nursing still pays more and there is more openings in the field.
2. I would love more than anything to be a school nurse. I know I would enjoy it 100%, and would be awesome at it!
3. I’ve already told anyone that is what I’m doing, I’m turning 30 next year and don’t want to go through these decisions again when I’m 40!
4. I know I am smart enough to do it, and if I don’t I may be wasting it!
Pros to skipping Nursing School:
1. I wouldn’t lose two years of income and have to watch every little penny of one income to get by.
2. My job is Monday thru Friday and I wouldn’t have to worry about studying in the evenings and weekends, only time for my kids and helping them study.
3. I personally hate to study! I would rather work!
4. Wouldn’t waste $14,000 on school if I didn’t finish.
So for anyone that has taken the time to read this, thank you! If anyone can help, please do and thank you!
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