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In Her Own Words: A Nursing Student's Story

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.

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