The reason that I have decided to continue my education was that it was always part of the plan. I just recently graduated from an ADN program at the end of 2018 and passed the dreaded NCLEX. The next step was to decided on which RN to BSN school and format to go with and obviously I went with GCU. The reason that BSN was always part of the plan is because I do not want to be limited in job prospects in the future. Graduating with a baccalaureate degree from university has been something that I have always wanted to do for the sense of accomplishment.
The concerns that I have for completing the program are the unknown. This is my first online class so I don’t know exactly what to expect, you don’t know what you don’t know. Another concern that I have is the load and or time management aspect of it all. Dealing with completing assignments and starting as a new grad nurse.
In the course materials section their is a blog post by Philip Murphy in which he list out 7 habits for being a student nurse. I believe that to be successful in any program or on an even broader setting for completeing any goals these are tools for success. I also think that one has to make these tools their own take ownership. A little experimentation to apply the concepts in the post to your specific life will yield greater results than just following some generic tips. I will personally probably end up using several different strategies in a some sort of combination but will adjust and modify them until they fit my personal life.