Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tomorrow I will officially start the nursing program. I have worked long and hard to get here and now here it is. I am excited, scared, nervous all at the same time. When I first decided to go back to school (after 12 years) back in '08 it seemed like the program was so far away. I had totally changed majors so I almost was starting from the beginning. I think I had three classes that actually transferred. Fast forward to today and I've completed the pre-req's and it's truly here. My work experience may help me through some of my classes as I won't be seeing lots of stuff (including the gross stuff) for the first time. I have a good friend in my class with me, so we will go through this together. I will officially become an RN in May 2015, so I'm so close to the light at the end of the tunnel!!
I'm so fortunate that my husband and children have been so supportive of me during all of my school craziness, especially during finals. Giving me the space (and sometimes being quiet) so I could study. Early on, my parents were so helpful with watching my kids so I could go to class. Now, my kids are old enough that they can stay home (I'm kinda sad about that).
Today I am getting all my stuff together for the first day, you know, putting my backpack together (with all of my big heavy books!!), pencils, pens, notebooks and I still have a few more pages to read before tomorrow. We had to have five chapters read before class. I kinda feel like I'm still in high school!!
I am so excited to have a career that I can be proud of and that I worked hard for. I only wish that I would've done this sooner. I'm a huge advocate for going to school and it is never too late to go back and get your degree.