That's right, it's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!! I mean can you even say that without singing that song? TWENTY EIGHT days until my LAST assignment is due!!!! Wooooooofreakinghoooooo!! Honestly, I could NOT be happier that this time in my life is almost OVER!!! No more school for me EVER!!!!!!
Of course everyone is all like, "Yeah you say that now but you'll go back and get your DNP"...um NO! No I won't. I have NO inclination, nor desire to go on in schooling.
Of course this is a personal decision based on where I am in life, not anything against getting the DNP. If I were younger I would probably go ahead and pursue this but at my age I just don't think it's financially feasible for me to continue on. While I think the DNP is on the right track, at this time I don't find the DNP to be very useful to actual practice. The DNP is too paper/theory/research heavy and in my opinion those things should be reserved for the PhD. If advanced practice wants a MORE advanced degree, such as the DNP, then it needs to be more clinically based and less research based. Of course we need research to practice, but at this time I don't feel that the DNP is actually helpful WHEN practicing. So for me, NO MORE SCHOOL EVA!!!!!!!!!!
I hate that I didn't blog more during school but whoosh, it was busy! Of course it was nowhere near as busy as I thought it was going to be, nor has hard...Since I'm taking my final semester during the summer I was really afraid of how jam packed it was going to be, but alas that hasn't been as bad as I thought it was going to be either (you like my usage of alas didn't you?). The only thing about doing it during the summer was the amount of clinical hours I had to have in such a short period of time. I mean those clinical days can get VERY long. Especially when you've got a running tally of all the assignments you could be working on. Of course that's a catch 22 because while you want to be working on your other assignments you know you still need that clinical...
But anyhoo, the day is almost here! My last assignment is due on Aug 1st and graduation is Aug. 12th. At first I was going to ditch graduation, but then I talked to one of my friends, who is also graduating on the 12th, and she was saying how someone told her it would be a good example for her daughter and that kind of guilted me into thinking I should do the same. I mean my daughter has been through SEVEN years of schooling with me. We should take the night to actually celebrate the END of all of our sacrifices. I mean I have been in school HALF of my daughter's life! Crazy.
Speaking of my daughter, look how cute she is, she's the cutie on the bottom right, the top is me & my sister:
Anyhoo, I know I didn't post anything really helpful for those of you going through school, but after graduation I promise I'm going to take the time to write a good blog about what I have learned in graduate school as a nurse practitioner student. Until then I'll just give you another pic of us at a wedding we went to Friday night :D That's me on the left.
Ok back to school work, or maybe I'll take a break, wait writing this post was my break, ok then back to it I guess!!! Still counting down!!