Friday, September 26, 2008

In a few short months...

I will be NurseDiva, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP...

I haven't decided how much of the alphabet soup I will list behind my name. I guess that the RN and BSN part is assumed. So I could probably take that off. And then the FNP really isn't necessary, so I could drop that...So then we are left with:

NurseDiVa MSN, APRN

And in a few short years: Dr. NurseDiVa DNP, APRN

If you follow this blog, you have probably wondered where I've been. I had to go into hiding for a while due to a possible hacking situation. Then I was hella busy with all the demands of clinicals, intensives, papers and family obligations. So now I am back after realizing that this blog served a very important purpose in my life. Even if no one responded, I know that someone somewhere secretly related to me and understood where I am coming from. And all of these feelings I had were getting out. Keeping things inside is not a good thing. Better out than in I always say...

Besides school how are the kids? The kids are great. My son is still in the whole teenage angst stage. I am trying my best not to kill that boy. He is getting taller by the minute. My daughter is becoming a lovely young lady. This weekend she was invited to participate in a pageant. I don't know if I am going to let her do it yet. We'll see...

School is going okay. For some reason, this semester is a bit more relaxed. I have more time to stop and smell the flowers. I took my first doctoral course this semester. In comparison to the undergraduate and even masters level courses, the doctoral courses really give me an opportunity to share my thoughts in class. And this is encouraged and appreciated. The idea is not having one parrot back learned information in the doctoral course. They give you the information, and then you amplify it. Elaborate. I love that. In January, I will sit for the licensing exam. That is when all of my coursework shifts levels from masters to doctoral. For some reason, it is not at all intimidating.

Love and friendships...I have been separated from my live-in love since February. Really, I don't have time for a love life but I do tire of studying ALL the time. I have decided that I want to have more adult friendships. Male and female, because I have realized that the advancement of my education has pushed a lot of my friends to the side. Not by my own choosing, we just don't relate anymore. If by chance one of these adult friends (male) become more serious, then I will be totally open to that possibility. But right now I just want friends, of any gender!

Well, the kids will be home from school soon. I'll be back soon...

DiVa