Personal Goals Essay

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A Better Tomorrow: Plan for Achieving My Personal and Professional Goals Lamoine Benson Campbell HCS301 September 29, 2014 Glenda Meskin Since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of being a nurse. However, when I took Biology in high school, I not only found it overly challenging, but I was also disinterested in the subjected matter. With this realization, I gave up my dream of becoming a nurse. Over time, I eventually ended up as a secretary to a nursing program and believed that this was the closest I would ever get to the nursing field. In working this job for six years, I saw many students struggle, yet most of them graduated and went on to obtain their nursing licenses. I began to think that this may be a possibility for me. So, at the age of thirty-four, I quit my full-time job, began a part-time job as a nursing assistant, and enrolled in nursing school. Because I was single and self-supporting, going to school full-time to achieve a BSN was not an option for me. Instead, I decided to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing with the intention of completing my BSN at a later date. However, when I completed my Associate Degree, I was more interested in beginning my new career than continuing my education. However, throughout the years, I have often regretted my decision to postpone the completion of my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. At times I feel as though I am at a severe disadvantage to those nurses who possess BSNs. Fortunately, I have recently been pushed to define my goals and focus on ways to achieve them. I firmly believe that through the definition and achievement of my personal and professional goals, I am given the opportunity to live a more comfortable and fulfilling life. My most pressing short-term goal involves learning efficient time management skills, particularly as it concerns my education. During high school and my

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