The Importance Of Education

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Growing up my mom always read to my brother and I and taught us a love of reading. I always struggled in school trying to learn and retain the things that were taught except in English class, that class was my favorite not because I learned how to spell or write stories but because I got to read. Reading to me has always been an escape from reality, I can go into a book and lose myself for hours.

I have had many literacy sponsors in my lifetime but My biggest sponsor would have to be my mother, I am sure a lot of children idolize their parents in some way or another and I certainly idolized my mother. She was a single mom raising two children on her own, Money was always tight and extra activities were difficult to afford. But we were blessed to live across the street from our towns public library and on the days my mama was off work we would always get a book and she would read to us. She did that for years
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In nursing school or any School for that matter you Read and Read and Read some more. In nursing school we are responsible for reading our textbooks and researching in magazines and medical journals to understand what we are being taught. But the one thing they don 't explain in nursing school is that after graduation and all is said and done you don 't stop learning and reading and teaching The North Carolina Board of Nursing requires that you complete a specified number of continuing education credits yearly while working as a nurse. The requirements are you must have at least 30 contact hours of education in nursing during the certification period and have worked 640 hours as an active nurse during the certification period.( So as you can imagine I spend a lot of my time in classes and reading materials in an effort to maintain my licensure and to keep myself up to date on new technologies and patient care

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