There are times when I doubt that going back to school was the right decision. There are days (so many days) when I am so tired that I want to crawl into bed and sleep for days on end. So much work, frustration, missed opportunities due to homework, and so much stress.
Why do I do this?
Because I am trying to make a better life for myself. Sure, I have my RN license, and am currently gaining excellent experience in my chosen field, but is this going to be enough? There are so many hospitals now who are more likely to hire nurses who have their bachelor’s degree in nursing. If I decide to move and find a NICU job elsewhere, I want to make myself as desirable of a candidate as possible, so I am getting my BSN.
Almost 2 years of prerequisite classes, 2 years of nursing school, 1 year of job searching, and almost 2 years of NICU experience. And now more school.
God has called and enabled me to be a NICU nurse, which means that He will give me the strength to do the work He has set out for me. I have no idea how this will work out in the end, but that’s not my job; my job is to trust and obey. Right now God has instructed me to be a NICU nurse and to get my BSN… and I will obey.