News to me too! She's been thinking about this for some time, though. I'm happy for her, and support her decision, of course.
It just seems a bit strange, though! I know that I sure wouldn't want to be doing all of those APA-formatted papers and studying and traveling to clinicals (to far out and strange places) and test taking and more APA-formatted paper writing and still more paper writing . . . again and again!!!
She knows what she's getting herself into, though. I think she'd make a great nurse. She compassionate, very smart, articulate, an advocate for patients and assertive!! She's been in the healthcare industry for many years which should be to her advantage. I know the many reasons for her decision to become a nurse. All sound reasons. I also know that she will be very picky in the type of nursing she'll be doing, as well as be picky where she works! That's a good thing, in my opinion, to help prevent burn-out.
Well, it looks like it's going to be a two-nurse family in a couple of years! Cool!
Another person is joining our ranks, folks!
Cheers to us all! And to my loving wife who's making a career change to a noble, sometimes chaotic, sometimes even a bit neurotic, but almost always interesting profession!