I am 26 years old with a BA in Public relations. Two years after graduating I am now looking into becoming a nurse? How do I know if this is the right path because I am not getting any younger. I do feel like nursing is my calling and I have no drive or motivation to learn or be involved in the public relations field anymore
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Speaking from a medical point of view, I absolutely love what I do. It is definitely a special field that not everyone is cut out for however, for those people that it is right for, I believe it is the most rewarding profession out there. Getting to know your patient and understanding them and not being afraid to do whatever is necessary to save another's life is what it is all about. learning valuable skills which can only be learned through practice and experience is a rewarding and deep accomplishment.
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Have you considered home health care for the elderly and people with disabilities? I have a home health aide and she helps me with bathing, dressing, running errands, etc. She has no training or license, it's still a full time job, and home health aides are important so the elderly and disabled can remain in their homes. It also makes living with a disability a ton easier and I consider her a friend!
You are young enough to be able to change your career and being 26 is a great age to do it. You are mature enough to know what you really want to do and envision yourself doing for a career. It sounds like you have given PR a chance but is not really fulfilling your goals and needs. You know this is the right path if you are questioning it and entertaining the idea. If you are a motivated person who wants to take on the challenge of learning something completely new and enjoys giving yourself to others to help them holistically, then nursing is the right field for you. I started nursing school at age 30 and have been a nurse for 18 years so there is plenty of time. You aren't really that old to change. You have plenty of decades to do what you are passionate about. There are so many jobs to list as a nurse. You will find your nitch once you get into clinicals. Look at every specialty a doctor has and there is a nurse with that specialty. Best or luck. Go for what you want. You aren't too old! You are at the right age to do it if you want to make a change.