My life was great and I did not feel anything wrong in my life. Until my freshman year in high school, around April my grandfather had been admitted to the hospital and that had been the third time in the row in the span of a few months. I did not know how to feel, and I did not know if I should have felt sorrow or been strong because he was the strongest person I knew and I knew he would get through it. My family had prayers here and there, so I took part in them because I was asked not because I felt as though I needed to. Then around the mid-terms of sophomore year my grandmother after a trip to Haiti came back and she was admitted into the hospital.
Having a career in nursing can be very exciting and rewarding. My Aunt Audrey was the first Beard to enter the medical field. When I told her I was finishing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Toledo to get my certification in nursing, her face lit up like a Christmas tree during the holidays. Not only was she proud of me but my parents couldn’t be happier. It is a blessing having parents that support my dreams.
Anna’s father was so strict that Anna couldn’t even go to school in whatever the situation was. Not like Sandra who could go to school and take English classes because her father didn’t care, but in Anna’s situation, her father didn’t want to hear any advice about Anna getting an education. Two months passed and God answered Anna’s prayers. It was a miracle on how one day her father woke up and told Anna that she must be ready in two days so she may go to school, and register for classes. Anna rushed to her room and thanked God for sending such a great miracle.
Her son Christopher decided to come a month and a half early, making her first semester of college possible. She enrolled at lone star junior college and stayed for two years to complete her basics. When two years were up her boyfriend got excepted into pharmaceutical school at A&M in College Station. Knowing College Station was in her future and wanting to pursue a job in the Health field, she looked towards all sorts of majors. Narrowing her choices down to nursing or dental hygiene, Marissa thought Blinn offered her best chances of getting accepted to school.
Cristina profile Many people think that GED students would never be able to get into law school, however Cristina Arriola is on her way to proving that not to be true. Soon to be recognized as the paralegal student of the year by Del Mar, Cristina has come a long way to achieve this honor. At 28, she will given the Outstanding Academic Student award that is given out to one student for each department. While Christina has worked hard for this award, the journey has been anything but easy. She dropped out of high school in 10th grade as she didn’t see “the importance of being in school or getting a degree.” This attitude stuck until Cristina was 18 and miscarried her child at 28 weeks due to an umbilical cord accident.
That right there is a plus, because there are many children in the United States with congenital defects that before this act would be denied or have limited access to insurance benefits because of their condition. The act also allows a person to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are twenty-six (HHS). For a lot of people who are just graduating from high school, going to college, and just starting out on their own this is a huge benefit. I personally like this benefit right here because I cannot maintain a full time position with going to nursing school full time so I work PRN or as needed picking up as many hours as I can. Health insurance and benefits are only offered to full-time and certain scaled part-time employees.
“What you seek is seeking you” (Rumi). I feel as if I didn’t choose to become an optometrist so much as the inspiration was seeking me. Two years ago I panicked every time someone asked me what I was doing after graduation. I hated the time commitment that came with medical school. I knew my nieces and nephews would be graduated from high school by the time I got done, and that my grandmother almost surely wouldn 't be with us.
Being only a daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife. That’s what he believed...my father thought college was good for girls— good for finding a husband. After four years in college and two more in graduate school, and still no husband, my father shakes his head even now and says I wasted all that education (1). The value of receiving a quality post-secondary education is extraordinary in today’s society. Most people believe that it is what jumpstarts a prosperous future.
I have struggled in the past, but I will not let struggle become my future. Becoming a Rattler will fortify my family's legacy because I will be a first-generation high school graduate and the first to attend college. I could sit and not try to change the cycle, but I know that education is the only way that I can push forward in life. I see how my father has to work every day and always take extra shifts in order to make ends meet. I see how my mother has to scrub toilets and clean houses in order for my siblings and I to have the things that we need.
As a returning student seeking a bachelor 's degree in my fifties, married for thirty-three years, I returned to college when our second born went to first grade, to become a registered nurse. As a typical nurse, I tend to put my needs second. Therefore, I am working toward completing my degree. As I read chapter one in Malcolm Gladwell 's book, the Outliers, I do not agree with Malcolm’s philosophy. While I was growing up; my childhood experiences were not about having choices to practice my talents, but the want and need to be part of a family business.
I would say the event that impacted my life the most would be having cancer at such an early age. I was always told that I acted much older than my age, but I think that has a lot to do with needing to grow up to deal with all the stress cancer can bring upon a family, and upon a child. I have a few accomplishments in life that I am proud of. One being that I am the first person in my family to complete past their freshman year of college, and at the end of this semester I will be graduating, so I will be the first in my family to graduate college. I am also proud that I have obtained my Child Development Associate credential in high school.
As a mother, a wife, and a dental hygienist, Sarah knew the value of time and came up with the idea of a place where oral healthcare professionals can manage their continuing education courses. Continuing education is the last thing on the mind of a busy dental hygienist until the time of renewal. Each hygienist like Sarah herself will then have to go out of their ways to look for the 12 hours of acceptable continuing education. About five years ago, she was looking for a place where she can keep track with all her CE courses, but unfortunately, she was unsuccessful. At the time, her brother was working for a company that built web applications; therefore, she came up with the idea that she could also create an app with for tracking CE credits.
Caroline Cook November 9, 2015 ENG 101 In chapters 13 Doc Hata recalls having a feeling that Sunny was pregnant, around the same time she had Tommy. Sunny gives her father the chance to babysit Tommy after her babysitter cancelled on her. Sunny had a job interview for a manager’s position at a young girl/ preteens clothing store. Before the interview Doc Hata and Sunny end up speaking of the first time she was pregnant, which is something readers didn’t know previously. Sunny admits that one of the only reasons she wanted to keep the baby was because she knew that Doc Hata didn’t want her to keep it.
I remember the day I received a little yellow paper that said, “Cinthia Gordillo you are eligible to participate in commencement.” I started tearing up because I knew that I had accomplished one of my dreams as well as my mother’s dream. My mom decided to leave her home town in Honduras because of the lack of jobs and violence. I was born in Madera, CA four months after my mom migrated to California. Growing up my mom emphasized the importance of education however, out of her six children I was the first one who decided to pursue a higher education. Three traits that identify me are achiever, learner, and diversity.
Speech-Language Pathologists in Long-Term Care At the beginning of my senior year in high school, I was still having trouble deciding what I wanted to do with my life. My mom, who works as a COTA in nursing homes, always pushed me towards nursing or physical therapy. Neither occupation interested me, nursing was too broad of a topic for me to handle and physical therapy seemed too difficult. A friend of mine brought up Speech-Language Pathology one day, a term I was unfamiliar with. I researched the strange word “pathology” and was surprised that I found the profession interesting.