I wanted to help people and considered becoming a police officer, but I felt it was too dangerous of a field. I decided to go into nursing instead. It allowed me to follow my passion of helping people in a safer environment. At the end of the day, I want to be able to go home and know that I impacted someone’s life in a positive way.
I decided to attend Hondros College of Nursing after I had spent a year at a local community college taking prerequisites. I took a leap of faith and enrolled in HCN for the Practical Nursing program. I loved the program and the people so much that I am back to complete the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
My advice to someone just starting their nursing journey would be not to overthink it. In life, we calculate nearly everything on how it will affect our lives, but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. I promise you won’t regret it.
School will be difficult and you will have to spend less time with friends and family, but if your mind is set on achieving your goal, then you will succeed.
Jackie Bunkley is a graduate of the Practical Nursing program and is currently enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Independence Campus.