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Question about Practical Nursing

MelodyxMelodyx 34 replies21 postsRegistered User Junior Member
edited July 18 in Nursing Major
Hey all,
I am a 28 year old toddler mom, full time administrative assistant who have been doing office work for the past 10 years .. I am ready to go back to school to complete studies.

I already finished all my general courses, so now it's time to choose concentration.
After years of not knowing what to major in, all I have had in the back of my head is "I want to help others", just not sure how.

I decided that in all honesty my dream would always be to start my own business one day under Wellness/Health Promotion whether it's consulting,selling products etc.

I also just want to prepare myself and have a back up career, where I can achieve work/life balance have time for my child, and study something that is short (preferably 2 years or less) but still rewarding.

I was looking into nursing program, I never thought of becoming a nurse because I was a little worried that I didn't have it in me to become one.

However, I do see myself working being part of a team in a health care facility, it doesn't have to be a hospital but nursing home, rehab, physician's office, women's health or pediatrics where I can assist but not necessarily have to make big decisions on the patient.

With that being said, do you think Practical Nursing may be a better fit as opposed to the traditional RN route most take?

Can I do other job titles in the future, combining my experience in admin assist work with lpn in a health care setting?

I was also approved a good amount of financial aid is there any way I can still get aid if i decide to do a certificate program?

Any suggestions/advice highly appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance!


edited July 18
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