Thought for the Day: “Whatever you do, work headily, as for the Lord and not for men,” – Colossians 3:23
Last semester I began the four semester process of completing a nursing school program in which I earn a RN certificate. I remember how excited I was to get accepted in April. It was the only school I applied to and I was accepted on my first try. It was such a blessing!
Austin and I moved back to Texas exactly six days after we said “I do,” and I started school three days after that. It was crazy and hectic but so much fun at the same time.
My first day of school was overwhelming. There was a schedule passed out, color coded for each class, lecture, lab, clinical session, etc. As I read over it I got more and more excited but realized even my OCD organization wasn’t going to cut it. I spent the first month readjusting. I learned to study, I learned to be organized, I learned time management, I learned how to put my homework down and say “I quit for tonight” so that I could save just a little piece of my sanity. Its hard work! But that’s just the part they warn you about before hand. The part they forget to mention is the worth that is hidden beneath the homework and class time. It’s incredibly humbling to be a part of this program and I love learning from some of the best nurses this world has to offer.
I’ve only been in school for 1 semester, 20 weeks, 94 days… but I’ve already learned so much. I understand why it’s difficult and why they pay attention to details. I understand why it will only become increasingly difficult as the semesters go by. It makes me feel blessed to attend a school that places that much effort into my education and into my future. After all, it will be the difference in someone’s healthcare experience. If I am ever a patient lying in a hospital bed, I want the very best caring for me. That makes me want to be the very best for everyone else.
Three more semesters until graduation! Here’s to working hard, learning a lot, and becoming the best possible nurse that I can possibly be.