I suppose I should make fun of this photo.
It’s pretty hokey.
But somehow it’s not as humorous as I might have found it two weeks ago.
After getting all upset over the “Doctor of Nursing Practice” debate, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and go back to school.
Yes, this dyed in the wool ADN graduate is going back for her BSN.
I want to see for myself if having a BSN will change my practice in any way.
So, I’ve applied to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay BSNLINC program.
It’s entirely online except for a community health clinical that will be arranged here in my local area when the time comes.
I’m alternating between excitement and feeling like what-the-hell-have-I-done.
Of course, I’ll be blogging my way through the entire thing.
I think this means I’m obligated to become a Green Bay Packers fan.
That’s not easy when there are two major NFL teams within 40 miles of me already.
In reality I’ll be rooting for whoever drafts Brady Quinn (Notre Dame QB) next year.
But see what stress I’m under already?
And my application is still “in progress”!
I hope they actually want me! I have visions of getting a rejection letter:
Thank you for applying but you are too old and decrepit to take on this educational challenge. We are concerned that having to study nursing diagnoses will be a threat to your already tenuous mental status. In fact we suggest retiring at the soonest possible time.”
Hey, it could happen.
(It’s how I met Shane, “My Web Guy”. I should copyright that title. “My Web Guy”. Maybe it should be “The Man Who Put Emergiblog On the Map”. Nah, while true, I like “My Web Guy” better.)
So, I have heard through the grapevine that some of the jobs available at nursingjobs.org actually have sign-on bonuses if you sign up through nursingjobs.org.
These sign-on bonuses are over and above anything the hospital might offer and are payable after three months of continuous employment.
There are a couple of jobs posted now (heads up, you nurses back East!), but there will be more added soon.
Totally true disclaimer: I receive no monetary renumeration from this announcement or from nursingjobs.org.
I’m just spreadin’ the good news!