When I was growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. I just never thought I was strong enough to go through with it. But after caring for my grandmother as she was dying, it made me realize I had a passion for caring for others. I got a job at an assisted living facility for men with MRDD, and that lit a spark for me. I knew I was made to be a nurse. And I decided nothing was going to stop me!
When I was looking at schools, I thought everyone at Hondros College of Nursing was very nice. I could tell they really wanted to help me succeed. The process was easy, and someone was there for me every step of the way.
When you start nursing school, you need to make sure you put your whole heart into it. You are going to make sacrifices, but it will be all worth it. Take my advice, and find yourself a good study group and stick together. That’s how my friends and I have succeeded.
Strong dedication is a must to reach your goals. But if you believe in yourself and never give up, you will achieve those goals.
Tiffany Pauley is a student in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Fairborn campus. She is currently working as a dietary aide.