What's your motivation to graduate?


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443 Posts

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

My dh wants to have an ileal anal anastamosis to improve his quality of life and cannot afford to take time off of work. I cannot wait to graduate and tell him that he can schedule his surgery.



43 Posts

I started nursing school this week and have worked so hard to get to this point. There is no turning back I've come too far. I have a picture of a 2007 Infiniti G35 that I want really bad. I plan to carry it around as a bit of motivation and take a peek at it when times get tough.:D


108 Posts

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry.

Well, besides a small student loan that will need paying off.....

My motivation is to fulfill my dream of 13 years of becoming a nurse! Not only that, but for my husband, children, and family to be proud of me...and for me to be proud of myself!! I was never much of a student back in high school. I was too busy thinking about marrying my husband...lol. I never really considered myself all that very smart. But I've proven to myself that I'm more intellegent than I ever gave myself credit for and I CAN DO IT! I want to prove to myself I can accomplish this goal. I feel that through some of my personal experiences, that I will be good asset to the area of nursing that I am most interested in. Going back to school has been very difficult. Hard to learn how to study again after being out of school for 13 years and trying to juggly your time between 4 kids, school work, hubby, and housework. It's given me more self-confidence than I've ever had. And the biggest difference it has made for me, besides the confidence, has been that it has given me some self-identification. Before my life literally revolved around being a wife and a mom (not that those are bad things), but now I have something else that is more individualized to me. I'm not just "David's wife" or my daughter's mom. I'm sure that some of you might know what I mean by this. Anyway, it's been the best thing I've done besides marrying my husband and having my babies.


22 Posts

My motivation:ummm let's see,....it may sound a little mean but my motivation are the people who make fun of me for being in school for sooo long and tease me about "i should be a dr by now" but yet are not doing nothing with their lives...


i want the nice house and other nice things that comes with a good paying job...

may not be the best motivation but it works for me.. :)


81 Posts

Well, I already quit once before so this time around there is no other choice but to graduate. I remember when I dropped out of the fundamentals. I had only 3 weeks until the end of the semester. I was so stressed out I could hardly function....the program I was in at the time totally sucked (instructors and everything else about it), I had a 6-month old at home, and I was struggling with an eating disorder. I feel I actually did the right thing though at the time. I needed to take of me and needed to spend more time with my daughter. Then I decided to change my major to psychology, but after awhile I began to realize how much I really missed nursing and how much I really do want to be a nurse. So I applied to a different program and got accepted and I just started the new program on monday. There are so many reasons why I'm motivated to graduate this time. Me and my husband are really wanting to build a house, but can't until we are more finacially stable. That means I have to make it through school first. I'm also doing it for me daughter who is 2 now. I want to give her so much more than I had growing up, because my family never did have money. I also picture my name badge with my name followed by RN...that's a nice thought. Plus I have student loans also (like everyone else :)) and I couldn't pay them off if I quit school. There are many other reasons also. I'm just determined this time around and in 2 years I will be a nurse!!!!


261 Posts

Specializes in Med onc, med, surg, now in ICU!.

I don't fail and I don't quit.

I want to get this degree out of the way so I can start my post-grad studies and possibly do medicine one day.

My motivation:

Paying off a small student loan from the government, and buying my FIRST house sometime after graduation, and getting married. Delaying my graduation would cost much more $$$ and not allow these things to happen as planned.


373 Posts

How about the fact that my current job (medical transcription) is being outsourced to India and replaced by computers? How about the fact that my husband's current job (machinist) is being outsourced to China? Nothing like a $7000 property tax bill staring you in the face to get you thinking about a good paying, stable job...LOL

KrysyRN, BSN

285 Posts

Has 32 years experience.

My parents are at retirement age, and I don't want them to have to worry about not having enough money to pay their bills. It is a constant concern for them. So my motivation to get thru school is them. I don't want them to ever have to worry about finances to the extent that they have, and I know I'll be able to make enough money to help them out quite a bit.


72 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics, Wound Care. Has 2 years experience.

I think about this a lot...some of my reasons:

I want to make my parents proud. They are sacrificing so much to make sure I get through school...paying for my car, insurance, and gas...paying part of our rent, and paying about a quarter of my tuition. I would love for them to be able to tell people "Oh, my daughter...she's a nurse."

My husband is working two jobs and things are tight for us. We have 5 kids between us (none together though) and neither of us get child support (we have full custody of all 5). It leaves a lot on his shoulders to provide financially and to provide health insurance. I want to be able to contribute financially.

I never see my family...my kids are in daycare for the majority of the day. I want to be able to have quality time together again.

I have something to prove to myself...nursing school has shown me that I am smarter, more confident, stronger, and more dedicated than I ever thought I was.

Right now, what weighs most heavily on my mind is the fact that we rent our house from my husband's aunt and we just found out that she never applied the rent we've been paying to the mortgage and our home is being foreclosed. We have no idea how much longer we will have a roof over our heads, and we can't afford anything in our area. I want to be able to buy a house so that we never have to be at the mercy of anyone else again, dependent on someone else to have a place to live.

I know I'll make it through...because I HAVE to. 9 more months!


174 Posts

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience.

It's not that complicated.. I WANT TO BE A NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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