Back to school

back-to-schoolI just applied for graduate school.  The thought of more school makes me physically ill, but I did it.
I have been on the fence for a while about this.  Do I want to take the time out of my schedule for more studying?  Do I want the financial burden of paying tuition, again?  Do I want to lose time from my family?

Ultimately I decided, in the long run this would be good for my family and my career.  It would open new doors for me that may not present themselves otherwise.  I chose to study Nursing Informatics.  I definitely didn’t want to do anything clinical like a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist or a Mid-wife.  I wanted something that would allow me to continue and grow in management, but also to move into different areas of nursing/health care.  Also…’s all online classes, no going to campus and sitting through lectures.

Still, the thought of papers, tests, and especially clinicals is horrifying.  I am not as young as I was when I did it the first time.  I can barely stay awake past 9:00pm, and now I have to stay awake after my daughter is in bed to study.  I can barely remember to post my blogs each week and now I have to do research and write papers.

Well, I will load up my backpack and hit the books and just hope I can stay awake.

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