Tuesday, November 1, 2011

School decision

After I received the acceptance letter to Cardinal Stritch I also received an acceptance to MATC.  I was thinking "CRAP! now I really have to decide what to do?!" 

Mike and I really sat down and talked things through and he is the most wonderful, amazing husband ever, and assured me that we would do what needed to be done no matter which school I chose.  Knowing that he supported my decision really did help me and make it easier to decide.  After lots of thought and consideration I've decided to stay at MATC.  The price tag is definitely a big deciding factor, plus I've been receiving more grants which makes it even better.  I know that I don't have to work full time while in school and end up having some left over money to pay bills and things while in school.  Plus leaving school with less debt is something that I really need to consider.  Both programs are good and both give me my ADN which allows me to take the NCLEX and become an RN.  I'll worry about my BSN later if and when that matters.  MATC's program is 4 semesters long meaning I will finish in the December of 2013!

I am excited to have made a final decision! I am still nervous and worried and everything else.  There are still some things that I need to do before I start with those classes in January but I'm on my way.  Now I'm on a mission to find even more scholarships and grants to pay for school! 

Wish me luck, remind me that I'm not crazy, that I can do this with a child and a husband and a life.  Remind me that I WANT this when I complain and I think it's too hard and I'm too overworked.  Remind me that being a nurse is something that I KNOW I want.  Remind me that I can do this, please.  I'm going to stumble and I'm going to need my family and friends to keep me standing!