I have always enjoyed helping others, but I didn’t realize the right path for me, nursing, until a few years ago. I was job shadowing the anesthesia department in different hospitals and spoke with the nurses and doctors about different career goals. This is when I decided I wanted to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
I decided to attend Hondros College of Nursing because of all the positive things I had heard about the school. I also liked the time frame of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
To someone considering a career in nursing, I would tell them to stay focused. There might be times of negativity around you, but staying positive is important. You only get out what you put in. It takes a great deal of time management and organization to be successful in nursing school. Come to class everyday ready to learn, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Try to have fun, and enjoy the journey. Your friends are there to help support you on your way to becoming a nurse!
Frederick Fortman is graduate of the Practical Nursing program and is currently enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Westerville Campus. He was the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award for the PN program.