Posted on May 10, 2011
Guest Blogger – A Tafford Customer!
This Nurses Week, we?ve asked our Facebook Fans as well as our favorite Nurse Bloggers to contribute posts explaining why they became a nurse and their feelings on being a nurse. Today?s guest blogger is one of our Facebook Fans, Joan Sperger from Pennsylvania. Thanks for your inspiring story Joan!
I wanted to be a nurse when I was a kid (I read every Cherry Ames book at least ten times!) but there didn’t seem to be any way to do it. So I learned to type, got a secretarial job, met my husband and had a family.
After my two kids were done with college, I starting thinking about the old dream. I went to a “Return to Learning” night at the local college and put in an application that night. I did all my prerequisites, got accepted into the local hospital’s nursing diploma program, and graduated in the top 10% of my class three weeks before my 55th birthday.
I went to work at the local hospital’s Neurosciences/Stroke Unit, then last month I transferred to the Mom/Baby Unit. I’m doing what I always dreamed of – taking care of new Moms and their babies – and loving every minute of it!! I’m halfway through a BSN program and thinking about going for my Master’s. I’m so happy I took that leap of faith and went for it. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams!!!
Want to share your own feelings on being a nurse? Head on over to Facebook and post your story on our wall.
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