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Scratch that... I need a challenge.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Today, I was giving plasma when I started up a conversation with the staff, who was an LPN. I have been thinking about going back to school for a long time. We discussed the differences between an CNA, LPN, and RN. They sure sound like viable careers for me and something I would like. She said it can be challenge. My response was: "I need a challenge." Than, I thought about it. That is what I need in life right now.. a challenge.

This week I have gotten really down.. the most down I have been for a very long time... because it has felt suddenly my life has no direction but dead end jobs. I didn't go to college for dead end jobs. When I graduated college, I was excited for my future. I *thought* I was going to get a full time job in my field than had the realization there are near no jobs in my field that I qualify for. I kept asking myself, "Now what?".

The idea of nursing kept arising. I could start in an assisted living place, and get my CNA. From there, go to LPN and RN, if and when I wanted to. Than, when I was ready, I could settle into the health education as an RN. Essentially, I felt I was looking at a lifetime career that I would hopefully like. I don't know if I will like it but only one way to find out... to get the education and go for it.

I would have to figure out how to juggle my jobs, nursing classes, and my significant other... but.. you know what? I think I am ready for the challenge!

So, Monday, rather Tuesday (which I have off), I have a couple things on my To Do List. Call on all the jobs and applied to.. and call admissions and get information about potential nursing programs (and their waiting lists)!

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  • OPTIMIST1948
    Lood guck!
    1914 days ago
    1919 days ago
    Good for you!!!!!

    Is there a tech school up there that has a nursing program? My daughter is in one down here and it is was less expensive than the college and getting way more hands on experiance too. She really likes it.

    Can wait to here more!
    1920 days ago
    Bustin' my buttons proud of you honey! I think you'd be a great nurse . . . you have a huge, caring heart. For sure.

    The one thing I have learned is this . . . not matter what, you will ALWAYS be well served by the things you learn in nursing school. The more you know about your body and how to take care of yourself, the better. You have a great start with the knowledge you already have.

    I am excited for you. HUGELY. One step-at-a-time. You can do it.

    HUGS HUGS HUGS! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1920 days ago
  • DJ9ERS
    Sounds like a good plan. That's what my wife did.

    She on the home stretch of her RN degree from CSS, and works at an assisted living place part time.

    1920 days ago
    Good for you. My daughter is a nurse and has her BSN. She's taking online classes now to get her masters. You can do it!
    1920 days ago
    This sounds like a plan! I like it. You deserve it.....and you might find that nursing is the right place for you. I really believe everyone has a place in this world and it sounds like you are excited about finding yours!
    1920 days ago
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    I'm thrilled to pieces for you
    I think that's terrific news.....GO FOR IT
    1921 days ago
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