I decided to become a nurse in 2013 when my mother had a stroke and four brain aneurysms. My aunt passed away from the same thing in 2014. In June of 2015, I began my journey into nursing by beginning my LPN program. Now, three years later, I am working toward my RN.
I decided to attend Hondros College of Nursing because I really liked the small personal feel of the campus. The instructors are very hands on and create a great environment for learning.
To someone considering nursing school, I would say make sure you are ready for the dedication it requires. Nursing is about more than just passing an exam. Nursing is about saving another person’s life.
That has to be something you are ready to take seriously. I have had to study my tail off. I gave up my social life and I have developed a love for energy drinks. The time I have spent working between earning my LPN and going back to school for my ADN has allowed me to grow as a person and a nurse. Seeing my education play out in real scenarios has been a very rewarding aspect of my career.
Jamie Miller is currently enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Fairborn Campus.