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Why You Should Go Back to School

Why You Should Go Back to School

Donna Cardillo, RN, BS / Verticalnet, Inc.

Worried about money? Grants, loans, and scholarships are available from many different sources. When you are committed to achieving your goal, you’ll find a way to make it happen.

Learning keeps you young. It gets the blood coursing through your veins and makes you feel alive. There is an expression: “When you cease to learn you cease to live.” Rather than withering, nourish yourself with education.

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Although there are career opportunities for nurses who don’t have a degree, a degree will open up even more opportunities. It can make the difference between your being considered for a promotion or not. A degree will, in some cases, especially outside of the hospital, garner a higher salary. But don’t just do it for career advancement, do it for yourself.

Propelled into the future

Continuing with my formal education has enriched my life in so many unexpected ways. I have earned, and continue to earn the coveted “piece of paper” and some additional initials after my name. But more important, it has a made a significant qualitative difference in my life. My education is like a wave of energy propelling me into the future. This, from someone who once hated school and was determined to prove to the world that I would succeed without a college education. I didn’t realize what I was depriving myself of.

Don’t waste time. Get back to school today.

Reprinted with permission from Nurses.com (www.nurses.com). Copyright 1999/2000 by Verticalnet, Inc., Horsham, PA., 215-315-3247. All rights reserved.

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