So, long story of my life… I lot my job suddenly at the beginning of this month. The past few weeks have been a mad dash of applying for unemployment, applying for jobs, and generic panic. I was unhappy at that job, but I had planned to leave on my own terms, and with something else lined up.
It’s also been a time of reflecting on what I want with my life and out of my life. I ended up in my college major because they make you declare something eventually, and I liked science. I ended up in my master’s program because I didn’t know what to do at that point, and I was offered an assistanceship in that department. My first job in that field was a disaster, and the economy changed and that field has shrunk significantly.
So… now I’m 30, no kids, divorced and no job. So, I was chatting with my mom today and telling her I wish my life had gone differently. So, she suggested I fix it, and if not now, when would I? (Moms are insightful like that sometimes). She said I’ve talked about healthcare a lot, and have said more than once that if I could go back to 18-year-old me, I’d tell me to major in nursing.
So, now I’m starting to look at the options. There are a number of accredited accelerated nursing options (Second degree BSN) out there, and that seems like the most reasonable course.
So… anyone done one? Know of them? Have any thoughts?