I'm 30, married with a 6 year old and 3 year old. I've wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. However, I did not take the right courses in high school and just aimed to graduate and have fun.
When I graduated, my mom said, either get a job or go to school, you're not living here doing nothing!! So, I immediately enrolled in an overpriced and horrible private college and took medical office administration. I got a job in a doctors office after the course. I was 19. I moved out of home and could then not afford to go back to school.
Our son was born was I was 24 and we moved cities. Being an MOA served it's purpose in terms of employment and income, but I've been itching to make a change for the past number of years.
I worked for a dermatologist and was her assistant. I would set up for skin biopsies, hand her the instruments, blot the blood, cut the suture lines, bandage the wound. I also got to remove simple sutures, which was my favourite!!!
I left that job for many reasons. I loved the actual work, just not the environment and the doctor herself. My husband and I are finally at a stage financially and with the kids that we can afford for me to quit work and go back to school!!
I'm finally following my lifelong dream to become a nurse!! I decided on LPN because 1. the tuition is way less 2. I dont' want to got to school for 4 years for RN, LPN is 12 months and that is enough for me. 3. The pre reqs for RN would kill me and I'm almost positive I wouldn't pass the math pre req.
I'm very happy with my decision to do LPN and after a number of years, I may decide to pursue RN, but I won't know that for a long time.
My biology pre req final exam in in Feb 17 and I should know by the end of March, early April if I get into the Sep 2007 LPN intake! I will be at the mail box with baited breath every day during those weeks until I see the envelope in the mail!
I'm so excited to move onto this chapter of my life and can't wait to start nursing school