I forgot to leave some information about me before because no one really found the post yet, so I was not reminded of it...
I am married (love it!), no kids (love it!), almost 30 years old (loving it!), work as a waitress on the weekends (love that, too!). I have 73 credits that could fit into many AA degrees, but I chose psychology because it seemed like a good choice at the time. I can't really do anything with it though, but apparently it looks good for the school if people leave with degrees, so my CC in NC kinda pushed it on me. NSCC is trying to get me to leave with an AA in something too. I have received one B in a precalc class, so no cumulative 4.0 GPA for me... But I do have one at my current CC.
I am kind of a science nerd, particularly biology and the human body, plus I love customer service and people, so BOOM, nursing is what seems to fit (by the suggestion of my A&P II profe). I have changed my major at SSU from psych, to BS biology, to BS biology + secondary education, and now to nursing--all while never actually attending (since 2012... I just keep postponing it because I can't make up my mind). I haven't told any friends or family about the nursing program besides my husband in case I change my mind again. They would make a big deal about it, and I don't really like that. I don't really know what nursing is all about, so I will give it a go, and see if I like it. I'm pretty excited for the challenge, as I hear it is a tough course to make it through.
I have always had an affinity for the biology, process, and history of maternity, birth, and breastfeeding (though I have never wanted to do it myself--so far), so I imagine an end goal to be a lactation consultant or midwife. I have done scholarly research on the subjects for years, as a hobby. That journey for my masters wouldn't be for years after I am an RN, but if I got an itch for furthering my career, that is probably where I would end up. However, I know that there are MANY areas of expertise, so I am looking forward to trying the different avenues with clinicals (and wherever takes me for my first job).
I live very close to school, on the Lynn/Salem line, about 10-15 minutes away. Honestly, I probably wouldn't even go to university if it wasn't this close, so a degree at SSU is my only option, and I feel lucky that I live so close, and the cost is so reasonable.
I hope some students find this post here and join in. I've always been told that I am a nice connection to have in college because I just *get* school, and it comforts people to know that I am always there if they are freaking out. I am an empathetic people-person, mature, respectful, and responsible, and helping people who need it (even if just to make them feel like they are not alone, or talk) gives me great pleasure.
Maybe I will talk to you soon