I am going back to school people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Back when I was 21, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Education from Texas A&M. I always wanted to go to A&M, but unfortunately, they didn't have a nursing program. So I graduated, got married, and started working as a Developmental Specialist with children birth to 3. Once I had children and we realized our oldest had Autism, I started phasing out working and eventually quit in 2009.
I have loved every second of staying home with my boys. It has allowed me to be present, available, and active in the PTO at their school. My husband and I were discussing when I thought would be a good time to go back to work. Honestly, what am I going to do with that degree? I DON'T want to go back to ECI at all.
Our local community college now offers a 2 year program to become an RN. Since that was my original tendency, I started thinking about returning to school. I have all of the pre-requisites except for 2 classes. Every 2 year program begins registration in January for beginning in the Fall. You can apply for the program while enrolled in the pre-reqs, but me beginning the program when our oldest is starting middle school is NOT what I wanted to.
So, I am going to try to get into school this Fall...to take Medical Terminology online. Then I would either take Microbiology in the Spring or Summer. I would then wait until January 14 to apply to the nursing program, and begin the 2 year program August 2014, to finish in 2016. My children will be ending 5th and 7th grades. I just want to give Caleb as much time as possible to adjust to middle school and me be as available as possible. It also gives Jansen a full year in middle school to get acclimated.
I realize that the time between finishing my pre-reqs and starting the program would be a full year, but that is how I need to do it with my family. I am in no hurry to finish. My children will be 18 and 20 when I am 42....that is so very young once they graduate high school. Then what? What do I do then? I work. So as long as I am finished by the time they graduate...we are good! LOL.
I am actually very excited. New student...age 32!