My nursing journey began exactly 9 years ago. I dont have a sappy “ I always wanted to be a nurse since I was a kid” story”, nor did I take care of an ill grandparent growing up. I was uncertain if this was the route I wanted my life to take, so like many in my disposition, I took a series of classes to figure things out. First day of anatomy practicals sealed the deal for me. I knew my life’s work and purpose was to serve humanity. Here is a brief timeline of my journey to CRNA school from start to present. I hope this helps provide some insight and direction for those seeking clarity.
2009- Volunteered in a PACU (first hospital exposure to real humans) this was so necessary. Like really necessary. Also worked as a personal trainer which gave me familiarity with body mechanics.
2010- pre-requisites at a community college. Cause God knows I wasnt about to owe my life to the government. Scholarships and grants kept me debt free and paved the way for nursing school.
2012- Nursing school started. Felt Completely lost and even uncertain this was the place for me, but stuck it out anyways.
2014- New graduate nurse. Personal physical injury, multiple surgeries, multiple failed NCLEX, a year of rehab, a year of unemployment.
2015- first job as a nurse. Med-surg floor. No experience. Absolutely broken morale. Learned bed side skills, manners, professional proprioception.
2016- Outgrew Med-surg, needed a challenge, wanted more education and skills. Aspirations of CRNA but no direction as to the how. Applied for Trauma ICU and began critical journey.
2017- kept head down and Worked. My butt. off. Like a child, watched and observed everyone and everything around me and simply learned and adapted. Got additional licenses and certifications to increase my knowledge and skill set.
2018- Began precepting and orientation for new nurses. CRNA PREP begins. When i say prep, I mean prep. Set deadlines, worked towards them, and had accountability. No fluff talk.
2019- applications, rejections, interviews, and acceptance into CRNA school.
2020- God’s will and plan. A new book. Bismillah. SRNA.