Importance Of Bachelor Of Science Degree In Nursing

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My quest of becoming a student in this Executive RN Program and the possibility of earning my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) has been a long journey. As a student in the Executive RN program, I am excited about the possibility of earning an advanced degree along with the career opportunities it may bring. With this program, I am concerned about being disconnected from my family to complete the necessary schoolwork and the financial burden it may bring to my family. In the year 2000, while in the military, my wife, and my fellow military colleagues ' encouraged me to go back to school in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Soon after graduating with an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) in the Spring of 2003, I became more active in the military because of the increased demand for military duties due to the terrible events of 9/11 terror attack, thus putting my quest for the BSN on hold. Furthermore, in January 2004, soon after being hired at The Queen 's Medical Center (QMC), I was recalled to military duty for deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After 21 months of deployment, I resumed my nursing job at the QMC. …show more content…
In the summer of 2015, I was saddened to learn the cancellation of the 2015-2016 Executive RN program due to low interest. With this disappointing news, I enrolled and took classes at the University of Hawaii (UH) at West Oahu (WO) with the intention of completing my upper division course requirements for the Executive RN program or obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration (PUBA). Either way, I viewed this action as a win-win situation. In the spring of 2016, I got word that UH at Manoa will be offering the Executive RN program for the fall of 2016; subsequently, I applied and was excited to learn of my admission into the

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