I have recently had a few questions about why I am no longer writing about nursing school. The deal is that nursing school has been, well, hell. It has been a miserable experience, only made livable by the fact I have wonderful classmates, a supportive spouse, and a dog who lets me cuddle her whenever… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing About Nursing School
I thought it might be interesting for those of you who are thinking about nursing school to see what a day in nursing school is like – with lots of emphasis on food. My days in class are varied but the general gist is that I usually am in class except for clinicals twice a… Continue reading A Day in Nursing School
I am almost finished with my second session of my accelerated nursing program, so I thought I would give an update about how this session is going. This session I took Med Surg I, which is basically adult nursing I. I will have four of these courses in my program. During this session, we began… Continue reading Second Session
If you’re curious about what your schedule looks like when you’re a second degree nursing program, I am happy to share my experience. Now, I am incredibly blessed that I am not working currently, so I can focus totally on my school work. Not everyone is blessed to be able to do that, but the… Continue reading Schedule for Nursing School
Goal Check in time! Big, most important goal: Get in to nursing school -Lose 20 14.7 8.9 pounds. Last update, I was down to 173.4 lbs, which was a weight loss of 5.3 lbs. Since then I have dropped to 167.6 (my all time adult low weight!). That is an additional 5.8 pounds lost, resulting in a… Continue reading 5 month check in!
One of the biggest hurdles I have had to do before nursing school has actually been to get my vaccines in order. My school, and I am assuming most schools, require MMR, Chicken Pox, Hep B, TB, TDap, Flu, and Polio. Should be easy, right? Won't take any time at all, right? Nothing is ever… Continue reading Nursing School Requirements – Vaccines
I went to my first orientation session for my nursing program. It was one evening from 5:30 to 7:30. My to do list got much larger, but my excitement went up as did my anxiety. For our first orientation, we got an overview of how to fund our program, met the dean of the program, met… Continue reading Orientation Round 1
I like to spend money. In fact, I think I am rather good at it. Having said that, I am also super debt-phobic. Like everyone else, I carry a decent amount of student loan debt from both undergraduate and graduate school, then Z. and I have our mortgage. We carry no consumer debt, but trust… Continue reading How Much?!?!? Accepting the cost of Second degree program
I began writing this post last semester, but it was too hard and personal at the time. Last semester, I flunked a test, actually two, then a third. I got a 70% and then a 57% and then, well, you get the idea. Three out of five tests down, and I was failing the class.… Continue reading Finding Grace in Failure
Congratulations! You made the brave/ terrifying decision to change careers and become a nurse. What do you do next?