Hello ladies! I'm new to Cafemom and I'm in need of either some advice or encouragement. I'm married and I have two kids. I'm currently taking a nurse's aide class but am seriously considering going back to school for nursing. I'm positive this is the field I want to be in. I love helping people. I'm very nervous because I haven't been in school since I graduated high school 13 yrs ago and I've heard nurses have crazy schedules. Is this true? I'm also afraid I'm not going to see my kids often. For any nurses out there, is this a career you would suggest for a mom? What is your advice? As you've probably noticed already I tend to over-anylize things. I just want to make sure I'm making the right choice not only for me but for my family as well.