"Listen to the mustn'ts child, listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me....Anything can happen child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein
"She believed she could, so she did." R.S. Grey

“What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I know I have been MIA for quite a while now, I suppose that's what working 4-5 days a week will do to  you, but I'm back and with good news, I WAS ACCEPTED INTO MY MASTER'S FNP PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Can you tell I'm excited?  Doing the happy dance, doing the happy dance. Ok, to be honest, I've known this for a while, but since I don't actually start school until June, I didn't see any point in rushing to put it on here, but since June is just 3 short months away, and registration for classes start April 3, I figured it was time!! Well, that and I'm working in rehab today so I have a little time to kill :D 

So, the deets. I am going back to the same school that I graduated from with my BSN. This is a RODP (Regent's Online Degree Program) where they assign you to a home school and lucky me I was assigned back at my alma mater, so thrilled! Like I said, I start in June. I am planning on attending part time, which equals 2 classes a semester, because I still need to work full time. I REALLY wish I could go full time because of the difference in the amount of time it would take to finish, but I just can't. I have to work at least 3 days a week and I want to make sure I get good grades, so in order to really focus I think that 2 classes a semester is all I'm going to be able to do. My plan is to work MWF and "go to school" on Tue & Thur. I say go, but really this is an online program and the only time I actually have to go anywhere will be when I start clinicals. My plan though is to take Tue & Thur & go to the library that is 5 minutes from my house and really focus on school. I don't know about everyone else, but I usually get more done in an quiet, studious, environment. I think I'm just a dork like that though.
The other day I had to go up to the school to pay my malpractice insurance and while I was there I had to do a few things to prepare for registration and it was so great being back in a learning environment. I love school. I love knowing that I am moving towards a goal that I set 5 years ago, one that is getting closer every day. My program is for FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). I don't plan on pursuing the DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice). I just honestly don't feel the need for the extra title, schooling, debt, and time. I want to get done ASAP! I want to finish what I started and just be done. Going part time will take me exactly 2 1/2 years, so I will graduate in December 2017 at the ripe old age of 45...hard to believe, but guess what?  I'll be 45 in 2 1/2 years anyway and I'd much rather be a NP at 45 than a floor nurse at 45, right? Floor nursing is NO JOKE. Since graduation I have worked in Geri Psych, Rehab and Med/Surg, and what I've learned from working these different floors is this. Your co-workers make ALL the difference. If you love the people you're working with it makes the day go SO much better, and thankfully I have met some GREAT people.

Anyway, that's what's going on in my neck of the woods. I just thought I'd stop by & mention this because pretty soon my school posts will start showing up again. I know everyone is looking forward to all the angst, lol.

Hope you're all enjoying this beautiful weather, unless of course you live in a part of the world where it's still dead of winter, yuck!

Be back soon!!