ok,here it is, I am 36, loving wife and mother of three rugrats, ages 12,10 and 8. I yes, I have decided to take the plunge and fullfil a dream that I have had for 17 years. I am going to attempt to be a nurse. I have registered at our local community college for all general ed ( re. I have been out of school for 17 years, and helping your children with there homework doesnt count), all prerequisits, and then I will transfer over to this great 2 year hospital school program we have here in western Pa. It only took my three monthes to figure which way to go. YOu know degree over diploma, thats a big issue here in Pa.
We have so many great hospital based schools in the pittsburgh area, I'm not sure how that is in the rest of the country and Canada. But after much debate ,and calling up friends that are nurses and going on nursing community pages like this. This will be the best route for me and where I would eventually like to end up. I sure hope my family is ready for the ride. I know I am.
I will start school in the fall with a basic math, pshcy class and human growth and development. Only taking two or three classes a semester. I may take me five years to complete everything, but I am ok with this. Of course my kiddles will be older by the time I start working in hospital(hopefully,if I make it)
The problem is....I cant wait, all I think about is nursing nursing nursing, I go on my web pages and read bulletin boards everyday, look at my timeline of course for the next three years Ive plotted. What is wrong with me. I am not even in school yet. Boy am I just a little too excited or what. I am well experienced in life and know that it could be a long road , but I cant wait to start. Am i normal???lol, yes even after reading the horror stories, i cant wait to get started.