Becoming a nurse

I am about to order scrubs for my nursing school clinicals which start in about a month.  And for the past three semesters I have been taking heavy science classes in preparation for nursing school.  Therefore I am slowly creeping toward becoming a nurse.  Of course I cannot officially call myself a nurse until I pass the NCLEX (national licensing test) which is a very challenging adaptive computerized test.  But on the inside, I wonder when I will feel like I am a nurse.

So far I have been doing well in Anatomy and Physiology classes (I love learning about the amazing human body) and I thoroughly enjoyed Microbiology.  Therefore I already know a lot more than mainstream America and yet I am not even a Novice when it comes to health care workers…  🙂    I think that once we start our clinical rotations and we are wearing the scrubs and being called nurse for a while, then the transition will start to complete itself internally.

I also feel that over the past year and for the next 2 years, I will learn more (and retain more) information than I have in the previous 10 years.  There is simply a huge volume of material for nursing school – especially with drugs changing every year, and technology advancing at a rapid pace…  Honestly I wonder how they will pack everything into two years  :-O    I also plan to enroll in a BSN program starting in 2016.  So that will make things more interesting – being in two programs simultaneously.

The only obstacle so far is money.  Due to having graduated with my B.A. from UVa, I am ineligible for federal financial aid for the two year program.  Therefore I will have to work at least two days / week to get through nursing school.  I wonder if I should start a crowd funding site for myself?  Let me know your thoughts if you want.

Thanks for reading!


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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