Ok, so I've been going over this situation in my head for a long time but feel really lost as to what's right or what's best.
I think I feel called to receive my Masters in Nursing to become a nurse practitioner. I received my bachelors 5 years ago and do enjoy nursing, but over time I've been seeing in myself how I would probably make a better Nurse Practitioner than the Registered Nurse I am now. NP's can see patients much like a doctor and can order tests, interpret test results, write prescriptions, etc. They work under a doctor but generally have more freedom than a physician assistant for example. It is an awesome job and demand is going through the roof because they are cheaper to use than physicians and since they are nurse's they tend to have great bedside manner and the patients really enjoy that.
But I just gave birth 7 months ago and wonder how going to school with a newborn is like? I'm looking at programs that are 100% online b/c I think that would be my best option. I could go to school part time but it would take longer than the 2 years it takes if I go full time.
Has anyone here ever attempted school, either undergrad or graduate schooling with children, particulary ones less than a year old? Is it doable? My husband is behind me 100% and will do whatever it takes to help me complete the schooling. I'm just worried that if I start I won't finish from demands of being a mother and would've wasted the time and money. Also, I keep thinking in my head that since I'm a mother now I have no business going to school and should be happy where I'm at. I dunno, I feel so lost as to what I should do. :shrug: