Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's Official....

This cum laude college graduate is about to go back. After nine years of wistfully thinking my management degree would ever get me anywhere, I have decided to totally shift gears and pursue something I never dreamed I would - nursing.

You heard me. I am going to be a nurse. Hard to believe, isn't it? It seemed in college that all my roommates were into nursing or some other medical-related field. I used to get so grossed out at their textbooks. I thought I would get a break from the grossness, and then I married a guy who eventually decided to be a nurse!

After a few semesters of helping him study and being his dutiful little secretary, I developed an interest in what he was doing. That, coupled with hours spent watching Babies: Special Delivery on Discovery Health made me decide to be a labor & delivery nurse. I also want to spend time in NICU and pediatrics. (Although Jeff tells me I'll have to start as a floor nurse first. Guess I have to pay my dues.)

Anyway, since I already have a bachelor's degree, the only extra classes I need are a handful of science courses. I registered for Anatomy & Physiology for the fall. I'll do night & online classes so I can keep working, then when Jeff graduates, I'll quit my job and start full-time in the nursing program.

I'm excited about it - but I'd be lying if I didn't wonder if I might also be a little insane. I'll be 35 by the time I graduate. I'd love to be a SAHM, but I don't know if that will ever happen. At least with nursing I can work a couple of days a week and not miss too much.

So here goes. . . jumping feet-first back into the old school days groove.

Wish me luck!


Kerry said...

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Yay you!

Lori said...

Congrats on your decision! I wish you the best of luck.

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

that is WONDERFUL Amanda!! I really hope you have found your calling! best of luck to you!