I have always wanted to help people. When I was growing up, my mom would get sick, and I felt helpless. She has a breathing condition along with a heart problem so any kind of change in weather can cause flare-ups of asthma. When I was a kid, I noticed how the humidity, rain, and colds impacted her health.
As I got older, I became very protective of her. I remember her being so sick she could barely walk across the room. I chose to go to nursing school because of my mom. I’ve also always wanted to help others and be able to comfort families in their time of need. So, that is why I chose to start classes at Hondros College of Nursing.
Hondros was close to home. I liked how the program starts four times a year and the small class sizes. Now that I am in the Practical Nursing program, I work as a peer tutor in the Academic Resource Center.
If you’re thinking about nursing school, my advice would be to just do it! There will never be the “right time.” I can tell you first hand there is a lot of support at the campus and people wanting to help you succeed.
It takes dedication and willingness to stay organized. But it is all worth it.
Ashley Clark is a student in the Practical Nursing program at the Westerville campus. She is currently working as a peer tutor in the Academic Resource Center.