ONE last degree to achieve, and I am D-O-N-E!!! I began the Doctor in Nursing Practice program here at Columbia Nursing today. If you're just popping in, hello! I completed the Master's Direct Entry (MDE) program at Columbia just last month. I am granted the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and am currently studying for the NCLEX (licensing exam) that I will be taking soon!
First day of class complete! It was an online class (Intro to Clinical Bioethics) so I basically only stepped outside today to go grocery shopping.
I am studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (and sub-specializing in women's health -- that's why I'm taking that maternal-fetal-newborn physio course listed below). Just two more years of didactic and one year of residency and I am done done done with school! However, I am excited to continue learning in my clinical practice as healthcare and medicine is continually evolving.
My schedule isn't TOO TOO bad, classes Tues - Friday:
Classes for Fall Semester 2017 -->
N8568 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Assessment (clinical rotation at a nursing home)
BIET 5400 Intro to Clinical Bioethics
Tues 4:30pm - 6pm (online class)
N6150 Maternal-Fetal-Newborn Physiology
N9910 Translation and Synthesis
N9110 Fundamentals Lifespan I
N9150 Scholarly Writing
N9113 Fundamentals Lifespan I Seminar
Every other Wednesday 9am-10am
I am currently feeling a little overwhelmed. The NCLEX is fast approaching and you need to pass to be a licensed RN. On top of that, adjusting to a whole new program and school schedule is always a little stressful at the beginning of a new school year. On top of that, I will be heading to Washington DC this Thursday for the CDC's "My Motivating Moment" to speak alongside other individuals to discuss stories regarding breast health and to hear others' stories about breast cancer. DEEP BREATHS THOUGH. Pray for me, y'all. Needing all your good vibes. <3 Thanks for being so supportive so far!