I'm at that point in my life where I need to start thinking about what work I want to do when my youngest starts school because if it involves studying, I need to get started (he's 2 in July). I'm tertiary educated but have a business degree. In recent moths I've been toying with the idea of getting into nursing but a few things are holding me back. One, my kids aren't in daycare and I'd rather they weren't and obviously with the need for work placements, doing a degree in nursing is impossible at the moment. And two, I feel too old for a career change (I'm 35).
BUT, I've just discovered the Diploma of Nursing which can be done part time (I'd consider daycare for that) which would qualify me as a Div 2 nurse (I think?). I could then get credit and complete a degree in nursing when my youngest is in school and theoretically it would take less time and I'd (possibly) already be doing part time work by that point.
I guess my question is twofold. One, am I too old to think about a career in nursing? I'm fit and physically fine but yeah, it just feels old. And two, is the diploma-to-degree path a waste of time and should I consider just waiting until DS2 is in school and starting from scratch with the degree at that point? By then I'd be in my late 30s.