Super condensed version of my story:
Been lurking here (and occasionally posting) for the past 8 or so years. In that time I’ve become a nurse and am now working on my DNP. But dangit I want to be a doctor. The thing that keeps me back is the reality of the debt, the time away from my kids, the realization that I won’t be able to work while I’m in med school, and I CAN while I’m in DNP school. But I want. To. Be. A. Doctor.
I have one more year of pre-reqs if I do the bare minimum of those. I’m seriously considering dropping out of DNP school (I’m only a year in to a 6-yr program) and enrolling in the final classes I need for med school this fall instead. All my reasons for not doing it are valid. But I keep coming back to this desire to be a doctor. I’m wondering if I should put it to bed once and for all or if I should try to figure it out.
If it matters, I’m 36, so I wouldn’t even be in medical school until I was 38 at the earliest. Thanks for any insights or advice you guys might have.