I would go home after a shift and as our school asked, I would make journals regarding what patients we had for that shift, research the patient’s co-morbidities, research their past medical history, medication they’re currently taking, understand therapeutic doses and adverse effects.
Following this, I would make notes of what I still needed to learn.
Becoming a nurse demands you study more hours than you spend in class.
You quickly learn, how you learn; whether you’re a visual learner, auditory learner or tactile learner.
I knew absolutely nothing about this profession, aside from what I exposed to from what a family member working as a nurse had discussed with me.
I asked her if I was able to shadow her when she worked next and see what a “day in the life” of a nurse was like. I knew this was what I wanted to be doing no matter the obstacles I would have to overcome and the sacrifices I would endure.
Long story short, by the time I completed my second round of midterms for my business classes, I knew I didn’t have a passion to pursue business.
Once again I found myself at a crossroads with the future of my studies, and as I brainstormed where to go I realized that healthcare was a field that drove my passions.
After a year of intense studying, I had received all A’s in my pre-nursing program classes and applied to every nursing program in every school around me.
All my hard work was worth it - after a few agonizing weeks of waiting, I was ecstatic to learn that I was accepted into every school I applied to.