Why I Am Going for My Bsn Essay

959 Words Apr 19th, 2012 4 Pages
Completing my bachelor’s degree in Nursing has been a personal goal of mine since I graduated with my associate’s degree in nursing. Having my BSN degree is essential for my career and personal development. Initially after graduating with my ASN, I enrolled in a BSN program and started my first class, when life happened. I was a single mother raising my 5 year old daughter, working the night shifts at Miami Children’s Hospital. I was dating my now husband and became pregnant with my second child. I ended up having to quit my job as a pediatric nurse which was my goal, to be a pediatric nurse, get my BSN and climb the ladder there. After the birth of my daughter my personal goals changed, and my academic and career goals were put on hold. …show more content…
I am also concerned about the financial burden on my husband and my girls having to go without certain things, because we will not be able to afford them with the cost of my education.

In my current position as a RN Case Manager, I work Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00 and I am on call 24-7 for my hospice patients. So at any point of day or night I can get called out for a death, or have to deal with issues of pain or symptom management. Living in a small community I am the only nurse for our patients, so I do a little bit of everything. This will make returning to school extremely difficult.

I have not been to school in eight years, so I believe trying to re-learn and stay up-to=date on new changes with APA formatting and the MLA guidelines are going to be very difficult as well. I am nervous and scared, as I want to do exceptionally well. I have become excellent at charting as a RN, but writing has never been one of my strong points. Most of the BSN course work is writing. I am going to work through it as, I know this is what I want and need for my future and my family.

Some of the strategies that I am going to implement are not to get discouraged, as I know if I put my mind to it I can do anything. I am going to ask for help when needed either work, home, or school related. I am going to give myself permission to let go so some lesser priorities while I’m

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