At the ripe old age of 14 I decided i was going to be a cosmetologist. So, I scrapped all my academic classes for votech classes and proceeded to pass all them with flying colors ( I really wasnt being academically challenged to be honest). At the riper old age of 16, I had a child.
Quite a Surprise there for everyonw. I managed to make childcare arrangements though that would allow me to finish high school. In my senior year, I discovered the health careers program and enrolled. I job shadowed at the hospital and I figured out here that I wanted to be a nurse.
Fortunately, my school offered full paid scholarships
to the health college..but two years was a bit long for me to go when I had a child to support, so I decided on Surgical Technology which was an 11 month course at the time. Was accepted to the ST program and after graduating high school I went there. Managed to Graduate from there, Get my first "real job" and worked to support myself and my son. After being in the OR for just 2 years I still wasnt happy...so I decided to continue my journey in nursing. And now, TOMORROW!!! May 15th 2009, I graduate with my ASN after 6 years of operating room work as an ST. It has been very valuable to me in school and Im glad I went the long route.
I cant wait to start...