Why It’s a Great Time to Go to Nursing School
Now is a great time to consider going to nursing school for the following reasons:
You seem to have a genuine interest in healthcare and nursing
You seem to have a lot of experience in healthcare, which will benefit you well for things like clinicals
If you live in the U.S., there are a lot of tax credits, financial aid, and scholarships to help you finance your education or even get it covered 100%
You can become a nurse is as little as 2-4 years, depending on whether you get an ADN degree or BSN degree
A nursing degree will open up so many doors for you throughout your career. There are so many specialties within nursing, and not only that, but you can also do teaching, consulting, management, and so many other things should you ever get tired and want to move on to other things.
You’ll likely be eligible for graduate school down the road (especially if you get a BSN), and that can lead to even more opportunities
You’ll likely earn a higher income (see Registered Nurse Salary data)
Conclusion: Good Luck On Becoming a Nurse
Nursing school is a big decision, but there are a lot of good reasons to become a nurse. It is an important decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s important for you to decide if you are willing to put for the effort and time. I had many similar questions and fears like you, but looking back, I know I made a great decision. I have no regrets, and I’m glad it is over and I can move forward.
Whether you decide to attend nursing school or not, I want to wish you the very best of luck. You have some impressive credentials already, and I believe that if you could achieve what you’ve already achieved, you absolutely have what it takes to become a nurse. It may be tough at times, but if you are willing to put in the time and dedication, I think you can succeed!
I wish you all the best, and God bless you.