Making It Through Hell…I Mean, Nursing School

The most requested question I get from current nursing students is, “How do you make it in nursing school?”

Nursing school is tough! I will admit I had no idea how tough it was prior to attending school, and I didn’t believe it when my mom, who is also a nurse,  informed me that nursing school was a “pressure cooker.” I was rudely awakened when I received my first syllabus that was thick as a book. I had to learn on my own how to successfully navigate through nursing school, but I was fortunate enough to have met people along the way that gave me helpful tips and tricks. These tips and tricks helped me to be a great student and graduate with honors. I want to pass on these jewels of wisdom to others because we can all use a helping hand every now and then. Read More

Southern Girl Realness: Millennials Don’t Want To Be Broke & Married

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The following was inspired by the article, “Ready for the Marriage Apocalypse?”

I hate student loans. HATE THEM! If there was one thing I could do different in life, it would be to attend one of the colleges that offered me a full scholarship instead of the one that offered me a partial scholarship for my first degree. Due to that decision, I’m still paying on student loans (I hope to be done by the end of next year). I graduated from college with my first degree in 2007. That was the last year that the economy was somewhat manageable, and people were still able to get jobs. Soon after graduation, I was offered a great job with one of the best healthcare systems in Atlanta, GA. That job helped me be financially independent from my parents, establish myself, and pay the devil student loan company. Read More