My grandmother always encouraged me to become a nurse from a very young age. I first became a STNA. I loved caring for my residents on the Dementia/Alzheimer unit. The Director of Nursing at the time encouraged me to go to nursing school. My grandmother then had a stroke, and I helped care for her by working with her nurses and nurse aids. The care they gave my grandmother meant so much to my family and me. It was then I enrolled at Hondros College of Nursing.
I chose Hondros because of the opportunity to begin clinicals within the first term. It was very important to me to have hands on experience throughout the program. It is important to stay dedicated and motivated during nursing school. Reach out to every resource that is available during the course of your program. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Nursing school is tough, but remember, you only get one chance to save a life.
To be successful in school, I tapped into all the resources available to me and more. Towards the end of the program, I turned to many additional resources to prepare for the NCLEX. I prepared as much as possible for my schoolwork ahead of time. Developing these behaviors has also helped me so much in my career.