Hi fedupnurse.....I guess I have been inspired by several incidents...I first wanted to go in to nursing 16 years ago but the second prereq class I took, found out I was pregnant with No 3. Two months after she was born we found out my husband had glioblastoma multiforme grade 3-4. He died 11 months later. 3 months after that I started back to school full time. After about 3 weeks I came home one day and my 7 year old son was crying, saying I never spent any time with him or the other kids anymore and he missed me. He asked me to please stay home....I looked at him and made a choice. I said "Ok" and I didn't go back.
During the time my husband was ill, I had a lot of questions about his treatment and checked out lots of books from the library. For instance, I discovered that the drug Decadron (spelling
may be wrong) in some cases can cause distrubing behaviour to say the least... and my husband was horribly affected. I also lost my two grandfathers that year and just a few years later my grandmother whom I was so close to. I always felt so helpless during those times. I wanted to do more, to know more.
Through the years I have taken classes but really kind of gave up thinking of nursing....thought I was getting to old. ha But I had come to the point, after 10 years of substitute teaching and knowing for SURE I did not want to teach, and having aquired almost 100 credit hours, I knew I had to make a decision. Prayed a lot. Checked into every degree out there. Then one day at an awards banquet in my daughter's honor, the nursing instructor came over and talked to my daughter who also wants to be a nurse, and I JUST KNEW right then. No doubts. So I am taking the sciences I was lacking for the nursing program and by the grace of God will be accepted next march. I am more excited than I can remember being in a long time. I have learned much already from reading post here. I want to be the kind of nurse that many of you are....smart, caring, capable, an advocate for your pts, and considerate to new nurses. I admire many of you already and intend to keep reading your post to encourage and teach me.
Thank you, and God Bless