I really didn't see myself being here again. I was almost done with my LPN-RN bridge and had to stop due to a back injury. Life, kids, foster care, church obligations, and moving away from my home town had me thinking my life was going in a whole separate direction from nursing. I thought I was content to be a SAHM/homeschooling mom... and I am. Yet, here I am, studying for my HESI, picking out interview clothes for my admission interview on Wednesday, checking out financial aid options. How did I get here???? I know this is my story. I know this is God's plan for my life. My foster children are gone and I need to recertify with another agency. There is a waiting period. Then, Chamberlain called to follow up with me after I let my application sit stagnate. I couldn't make my first appointment due to my husband's declining health and the admissions counselor didn't reply to my requests to reschedule. I thought I was done. BUT THEN, I received an email to complete my FAFSA for Chamberlain. I received a phone call to set up my HESI and interview. I received the student newsletter. This is happening and I'm psyched! My life has taken on a new purpose. I applied for a PRN tech position at my choice children's hospital (because they don't hire LPNs in the ER). My husband is in support of me going back and said, "I think you should do it. You are a nurse at heart, and you always will be." Kids aren't quite as excited but they'll come around. This will be an adjustment for all, but MAN am I blessed. Not officially accepted yet, but I have no doubts. I'm claiming I will have my BSN in 18 months. I WILL go on to become a PNP. Let's GO!!!!