Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SPT- top 100

#28 Both of us have college degrees. I have a Bachelors and Rob has a Masters.
Both our families stressed getting college degrees as very important. I never even thought of doing anything else besides going to college after graduating from High School. It was just what you did next. Both Rob's parents have college degrees. His mom finished her degree after she had her 4 children and through some pretty rough times. Both my parents have degrees and one of my grandfathers has a Doctorate. I went to a Junior college first in Sport's medicine. Turns out, after I got married I realized that Sport's medicine isn't the best degree for a Mormon mom who wants to stay home most of the time with her children. So I changed my major to Nursing. You can get a nursing degree in two years from a Junior college or get a Bachelors. They started this during the Vietnam war (I believe) to crank out nurses faster. Anyway, I had already graduated from Junior College- I even got to give the speech at the graduation, so I wasn't about to go back and get my nursing degree that way. Besides, like I said, we are big with education, so I got my bachelor's. One day I would like to teach nursing school, which means I will have to go back and get more education- but for now, I am enjoying working in the ED once in awhile and being a mom to my little children.

11 comments:

Janet said...

Good for you!! You never know when in life you may need it- and what a great example for your children.

Rachael said...

I think a Nursing Degree is a great thing so a SAHM to have! Oh-to be able to tell if your child has an ear infection and what to do when they get hurt would be amazing! Good for you!

Sarah said...

I too grew up thinking that college was a given after High School. What a blessing. I don't think I could ever be a nurse, but it seems like the best job for a SAHM.

lelly said...

i loved going to college. love that it was also a *given* in my household. it's a great gift to give to our children.

Jeanette said...

Good for your parents for teaching you well and good for you for listening to them and getting your degree.

Anonymous said...

Even little brother tim is going to college. quite a suprise for all children to have started a college education. Only one didn't finish. You however were one of the cheapest college graduates with your scholarships and Rob paying the last years. Little brother Tim is also no cost this year. We will see about next year. I looked going to school. I am planning for that to be a big part of my retirement going to college classes Mom

mommy nurse said...

I too have a nursing degree. I am so glad I went to a school that had a BSN program. I don't know how people pack so much stuff into their lives, you rock! I also have taught clinicals for two local colleges, it has been a lot of fun but the ICU is what I love... for now but someday....Isn't the flexibility of nursing great!

Dacia said...

Good for you for getting a degree. My husband and I think it's really important too.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Way to go. Smart thinking on both your parts.

MaryRC said...

you know what they say. no one can ever take away your education, once you have it you always will.

Michelle @ A Happy Heart said...

Good for you! It's so neat to see mormon women who put education first! I am dying to go back to school - and someday I wil!