Monday, May 18, 2009


I found out last week that I was accepted into the graduate program at UAMS college of nursing. My specialty will be adult acute care nurse practitioner. Basically I will be a nurse practitioner for adults specializing in ICU patients. I will be going full time and will start in August. Going full time it will take 2 1/2 years to complete my degree. I am very excited but I am also very nervous!! I will be diagnosing and prescribing medications, just a little overwhelming! It has also been a while since I have been in school and had to study! And now I have a toddler running around that house. I have a feeling there will be alot of studying going on after bedtime!
Last week I met with my advisor at UAMS. I have to admit that walking back into that place was a little unsettling. I have many good memories from nursing school but plenty of bad ones too. I think only people who went to nursing school can understand my feelings towards that place. Being a nurse is my passion and I love it, but getting to where I am today was.....well.....interesting. (I was going to say something negative, but I need to keep this positive since I am going back to school!!!!).

I also have to start working more at the hospital. To start my second year in school I have to have a certain amount of working hours (to make sure I have enough experience). So, this next year we are going to have to start Parker in daycare, at least part time, so that I can get all the hours I need. Anways, August will begin a new chapter in my life. I am so excited to be moving my career forward and that I am gonna be doing what I always have wanted to do!


Karyn said...

Yea for you!

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