Completing my bachelor’s degree in Nursing has been a personal goal of mine since I graduated with my associate’s degree in nursing. Having my BSN degree is essential for my career and personal development. Initially after graduating with my ASN, I enrolled in a BSN program and started my first class, when life happened. I was a single mother raising my 5 year old daughter, working the night shifts at Miami Children’s Hospital. I was dating my now husband and became pregnant with my second child. I ended up having to quit my job as a pediatric nurse which was my goal, to be a pediatric nurse, get my BSN and climb the ladder there. After the birth of my daughter my personal goals changed, and my academic and career goals were put on hold.
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So the times when I am not working or working on a school assignment, I can spend some quality time with my family. I will have to develop a set time and place where I can do my studies, so I am focused at the task at hand.
With my work I have already let them know that I am returning to school and would need, help with on-call, so I can guarantee I have time to finish my assignments. I am currently looking for a local RN to assist with on-call and once I get one, I will take every other week off from taking call. This will help me with my time, but will hurt me financially as I have counted on the on-call pay.
All in all, I believe I am ready to take on these challenges and stressors and complete the RN-BSN program to pursue my short term goals and be a little closer to my long term goals. I have a fabulous and caring husband and children to assist with any obstacles I may face. I want to show my children that with hard work and determination, you can do anything you set your mind to. I am so excited to be starting my journey back to school and hopeful to make my goals a