In Her Own Words: A Nursing Student's Story
What do you think will be the most challenging thing about nursing school?
I believe the most challenging thing about nursing school will be the fast passed quality of the program. I will be learning everything in a year’s time and I will have to be motivated to stay focused.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years, I see myself working in labor and delivery and hopefully starting my own family. There is also a possibility, after I have had some floor experience, of continuing my education to become a Nurse Practitioner.
What are you looking forward to in nursing school? What are you dreading?
I am looking forward to continue my education and to achieve my goal. I am dreading is the accelerated nature of the program but this is something that I will have to manage.
What do you know now; that you wish you knew before you applied to nursing school?
If I would have done it all over again, I probably would have went to a four-year program to get my R.N. instead getting a degree in Biology. But at the time I was still young and did not know what I really wanted to do in life. It was through college experiences that I was able to find out. This is a great program to get people into the field of nursing. It is a lot better than starting all over again. I am excited and thrilled that I have this opportunity.
How difficult do you think it will be to find a job after you graduate? How will you go about looking for your first job?
Since there is a nursing shortage, I do believe it will not be very difficult to find a job after I graduate. Kaiser Permanente offers some individuals a scholarship as long as they work [for Kaiser] for two years. I plan on applying for this scholarship along with other possible scholarships.