Monday, April 4, 2011

Sooner than expected!!

Wow. That's all I can say.
I had a meeting today with the advisor for the Masters program in Nursing at the University I attend, Texas Woman's University. I am currently in a program that is set up so that nurses that have Associate's Degrees can take Master's classes and undergrad BS classes at the same time and gives you credit for certain classes because of your experience as a nurse. In December I will have my BS portion and will be almost finished with the MS portion. In our meeting today she outlined the rest of the program with me and discussed clinicals with a preceptor and said that if I take a class over the summer, 2 classes in the fall and one along side the clinicals, that I can start clinicals in the spring! Wow. I thought it was going to be next fall or the following spring before I could start. That's craziness! It seems so fast!

My clinicals will be with a nurse practitioner in pediatrics and when everything is said and done, if I pass my certification exams, I will be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner!! Wow.

I am praying for a smooth transition, because the roles are so very different. =)


  1. That is excellent news. How will you cope with your health?

    This seems like some good news at last.

  2. Well, I am not positive about that yet. I am hoping it will be different than regular nursing physically. It won't be all of the lifting and 12 hours shifts and floor work. It'll be more critical thinking, diagnostic and treatment decisions than the physical side of nursing. We'll see once I start clinicals.

    How are you doing?