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
January thru April in the Purol household is a special, Westernized, first-world-problem version of hell. Z. is an accountant so he easily works 12 hour days, and I work full time, as well as taking 3 classes this semester. When you combine it with the stress we are both under, and the fact we are… Continue reading Meal Planning Lazy (wo)Man Style
Congratulations! You made the brave/ terrifying decision to change careers and become a nurse. What do you do next?
I get asked this question a lot, especially in light of the fact that I didn’t dislike my last career. In fact, I loved being an archivist, but for a variety of reasons, I decided for a change.
Life is busy. Then you add trying to go back to school and it adds a whole other filter of complications. Personally, I am someone who needs to feel connected to the world around me in a very tangible way. I admire those who can compartmentalize and be able to essentially put their life on… Continue reading How to Not Let Studying Smother the Seasons
For those of you who needed catching up - BIG NEWS: I quit my job and took a new one, complete with pay cut and everything. I had been with my work family for five years and it was a hard decision to leave. Very hard. But I wasn’t going to be able to take… Continue reading Big News!