I gave birth to my daughter prematurely at 27 weeks. She only weighed 2 pounds and 3 ounces. Her lungs were not fully developed and she was unable to suck from a bottle. These issues along with other complications led her to being admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit.
The nurses at the hospital in Gary, Indiana, took great care of my daughter. Before I knew it, she was ready to be discharged. I was so grateful for the care my daughter received in the hospital. I felt that it was my duty to return the favor and help others in need. That is when I decided to become a nurse.
I chose Hondros College of Nursing because it was straightforward to start the process, and I liked the pace of the program. The advice I would give to someone starting nursing school would be to stay focused. It may not be an easy journey, but it can be done as long as you are determined to do well.
It is important to stay organized and know that some sacrifices may be made in order to complete your nursing program. Make sure you schedule enough time to study, so you are fully prepared for the exams.