For those who don't know, I decided to go back to school last September and I am just finishing up my first term (6 month terms).
I have finished 25 credits in 6 months! and I only have 16 credits left!
I am getting my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
It hasn't been too bad since I was able to transfer around 70 credits in from having my RN license and from my Bachelor's in Exercise Science degree from BYU.
So WHY am I doing this?
Pretty much all of the hospitals in California require all nurses to have a Bachelor's in Nursing.
Especially since I already have 3 years experience working in the hospital and all nurses take the same licensure test. Oh well.
It is kind of a means to and end for me.
My ultimate goal is to become a lactation consultant (help new moms learn to breastfeed).
And although it is not a prerequistite to be a Nurse, it gives you a huge advantage especially if you have worked in labor/delivery, postpartum or NICU.....which I have not :(
So this is why I am finishing my nursing degree. I need to get a hospital job working in any of those areas so that I can acrue contact hours with new moms. In order to sit for the exam to become a lactation consultant, you need these hours.
Plus I really want to work in the NICU, postpartum or labor/delivery anyways.
Ever since becoming a mom I have felt extra passionate about breastfeeding and promoting it. I also would love to just work with new babies and moms. Helping with the whole process and taking care of them would be so awesome! I feel like I can really relate since I have had two babies.
So lets hope I can finish this degree soon and maybe get a hospital job before I decide to have another baby! If not, my time will come. This is my 10 year plan so if it doesn't happen soon it WILL happen eventually. When I get my mind set on something I make it happen.
So current goal is to finish those 16 credits before JUNE!
LETS DO THIS!