My Quest Of Becoming A Registered Nurse Essay examples

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My journey to finally realizing of becoming a student in this Executive RN Program has been a long journey filled with excitement and disappointing periods. I 've started this quest in the Summer of 2015 and here I am, two years later, starting my first class in the program, Nursing 301. My quest of becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) actually began in the year 2000 while I was an Emergency Medical Technician in the military. My wife 's and my military colleagues ' encourage me to go back to school to become an RN. I took and completed all my general education requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing and finally became a nursing student in the Fall of 2001 with intentions to obtain my BSN soon after that. A few weeks after starting the ADN program, the terrible events of 9/11 occurred, setting my military career into high gear by getting promoted through the ranks along with the additional responsibilities. I welcomed the military promotions as one way of supplementing my family 's income while I attended nursing school. Soon after graduating from the ADN program in the Spring of 2003, I became active in the military for about 8 months thus putting my quest for the BSN on hold. In January 2004, I was hired and started working The Queen 's Medical Center (QMC) in January 2004. Two months after completing my new hire orientation, I was recalled to military active duty for 21 months for deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Soon after…

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