Tonight I registered for my first class towards my Bachelors degree in Nursing! I’m excited! I’m hoping to be able to take more than one class at a time but we’ll see how the first class goes then the second…and see how my life adjusts to being back in school. I’m taking online classes with an accredited university located in Arizona.
I’ve been thinking about going back for my bachelors since I started this job with the board of Ed. Especially since they offer partial tuition reimbursement. It’s not a lot but I’ll take it! After my degree is complete I will have a raise in pay but I’m not doing it for that reason. I’m doing it mostly for me. To prove to myself that I can do this. I started to go back for my bachelors when Thomas was very young and I was pregnant with Alyssa. After I had her I knew I couldn’t continue with a 2 yr old, a newborn and a husband who worked a ton of overtime. So life went on.
God truly is amazing. I always knew God wanted me to work as a nurse. I know now that’s why nothing else ever worked out. No matter what other job I had or business I tried to start; nothing worked. I was back where I started. Trained to do one thing and that was to be a nurse. Something I desperately did not want to do at that time. I honestly felt there wasn’t anything else out there for me besides working in a hospital. Been there/done that. Then when I finally said “ok God, you win” and began looking for a job in nursing, things turned so bright. One job led to another, I was laid off and then I was led to school nursing for special needs/medically fragile students. I’m where I’m supposed to be and I thank God for placing me there.
Recently I came upon an online program for RN’s who want to persue their bachelors degree. Everything fell into place. The cost was right, they accepted a lot of my credits from years ago so I only have to complete the nursing portion of the classes. How great is that?
My first class begins September 18, after everyone goes back to school. Work won’t be as hectic as the beginning week so it’s all good. I’m very curious to what the future holds and how I’ll handle this change in life. I think it will be ok.