Friday, June 10, 2011

Going Back To School

This year has been a great year, and I have been working on Operation Discover Myself. I really want to discover what I should do the rest of my life.  Getting in shape has given me the confidence to really start trying to do this.

My degree is in Communication.  It is such a broad degree, and so many people have it.  It also means so many different things to different people.  When I thought about becoming a high school teacher, the college said I could teach drama or speech with that degree.  I took two speech classes, and drama was its own department at BYU-Idaho.  So if I go back to school, I want to make sure I can specialize in something I love.

I have been thinking about nursing school.  I have been told several times that I have the aptitude and personality for it.  I think it would be just right for me.  I wouldn't be stuck behind a desk, and I would be working with and helping people.

So, I have several hoops to jump through.  I had good grades in college, not amazing grades, but that was because I was more interested in my social life or video games.  I now have to take a few classes to even be considered, AND I might need to retake a class or two just to bring up those grades to get in.  It is a very competitive thing to get into.

I have talked to some of my friends who are nurses, and I really want to make sure this is right for me before I do it.  I am feeling good about it.  Let me know what you think.

Rest day today.  I have my 9 miles in the morning tomorrow.


Paul Rone said...

Since I'm married to a medical professional, I'll give you some advice from a spouse's point of view: One word - SPECIALIZE!
Don't be a nurse, be a trauma nurse, a pediatrics nurse, a surgical specialist, an anesthesia nurse, etc. Find a specialty and focus on it. I know you need to get through nursing school first, but you'll be much happier with your career choice and your options if you SPECIALIZE!

Steve said...

You should volunteer at a local hospital and see if you like it. Also watch Grey Anatomy. Just kidding on the last part :)

SupermomE12 said...

I think you would be a GREAT nurse. I spent A LOT of time in hospitals with my kids (i have a few special needs kids) and hands down the best nurses we have had have been guys. AND, there is always a need for nurses... lots of jobs. Good luck! You can do it :)

Melissa said...

Cool Chris! You'd make a great nurse...there are lots of male nurses in the field now. I've work at Madison Hospital in Rexburg as a nurse for 8 years and I love it!! The BYU-I program is great and they have a "non trad" group where you would fit it. Go with it!!

~Beck~ said...

If that is what you love, then do it! I've been struggling with that lately as well. I'm trying to figure out what I want to go back to school for as well. :)

Good luck!