So here lately I have been struggling on what I was going to do with the rest of my life, like every other teenager when concerning their future plans. And it's borderline crunch time (Really crunch time is application season). And I think I FINALLY have a rough plan as to what I want to do with my life. I say rough plan because lifehappen. BUT!! I've been looking into Forensic nursing. I have always wanted to be a nurse but never felt that was good enough. And a week or so a go, I went to community north hospital and toured the ER room with a good half of my Biomed class. And the lady that was giving us a tour had had special training to become a sexual assault nurse. And because I didn't ask her about that, I went home and started researching. And… it's like it's calling me. It's kind of weird. Like Forensic nursing is a weird perfession if you really thing about. Or maybe not weird but different. Forensic nursing if you don't know is being like a sexual assault nurse, if which you are there emotionally and physically for the victim. You preserve evidence while providing health care. I think Forensic nurses are nicknamed SANE (sexual assualt nurse examiner) and they are on call for 24 hours… And sometimes testify in court as a medical expert. The last two points I am not looking forward to… lol. But I'm like so intrigued and I really think I want to do that for the REST OF MY LIFE!
Now to be a SANE you have to have your bachelors in nursing and SANE training. Now my plan is to go to IVY tech for two years. They have this American Honors program in which you can go to them for 2 years, save a little money,stay close to home and get your associates with them. At the end of the two years, you will have oppurtunities to obtain your bachelors in a top college/ unniversity. I don't know what colleges are on the list, if you will, but my plan is to either go to IU or Indiana Wesleyan university. I'm leaning more towards the IU because their tuition is about 10 thousand and IWU is like 25 thousand….
Now I just need to figure out how to go about it all, look up grants and scholarships along with possible financial aid (because even though IVY tech is cheap for a college, it's still way more than I can pay. Because I do have to pay for it myself and speaking as a 17 year old with no job as of yet, I can't pay anything!)…
HOWEVER! with this rough plan I am feeling A LOT better. It's stressful not knowing what to do. Not having a plan. And even with a rough plan, I'm just glad I have some sense of direction as to were I am going to go.