I had my first child at 16 years old. My nurse in labor and delivery was the first person to not treat me like I was incompetent. She encouraged, educated, and supported me throughout my entire birthing process and made a huge impact on my life. She believed in me and knew I would be a great mom. This experience led me to nursing and to Hondros.
I chose Hondros College of Nursing mainly because there was no waitlist and the class size was intimate. I have three kids so having the Fairborn campus close to home is so nice.
If you’re thinking about nursing school, do it because you truly want to help people. Money should never be the reason you choose to become a nurse. Your heart and mind have to completely be ready for the task at hand because it’s not easy. And even when it’s not easy, if you truly want it, then it will be worth it.
It takes determination, time management, and a love for the career. I learned to also love myself and value my education. It’s not easy when you have kids, but I wanted to show them that anything is possible if you work hard enough. They helped push me to be structured and make my dreams of being a nurse come true.
Jessica Hankins is a student in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Fairborn campus. She is currently working at Dayspring of Miami Valley. She would like to become a midwife and help other moms throughout their birthing process.