I would like to become more confident and proficient in math and science (especially chemistry) before I start a graduate nursing program.
I can’t think of any career that I would rather have than to be a nurse. I have always felt that nursing would be a great fit for me and that becoming a nurse would make me really proud. With that said, I have always struggled with math and science. I know that I am a smart woman, and I believe whole heartedly that I can over-come, and be successful in these areas. I don’t know exactly where the trend began, but I feel like since I was younger, since I was always so shy in school, teachers almost over looked me and even at times accepted poor performance from me in these subjects. In no way am I blaming the teachers that I’ve had, because I realize that it was, and is still my responsibility to ask questions and seek the help that I need. I’m not so shy anymore and have benefitted from asking questions and taking a stake in my own education and future. I used to give up on myself and thought that giving up was an effective way to avoid an uncomfortable or difficult situation. Now, I am in a different frame of mind and I expect more from myself than ever before because I know that in order to reach the goals that I have set out for myself, I have to be confident and I cannot give up.
Although I will not be taking chemistry or math next semester, I would like to add some of this material into my weekly schedule by studying from math and chemistry texts for at least 2 hours per week. 2 hours might not seem like very much, but it is a start and I think that it is an attainable goal considering that I’ll have a lot of other course work to complete during the week. If I stumble along the way and need some help, I will reach out to the various resources that are available at school. In order to measure whether or not I’m actually becoming more proficient in these areas, I will take the chapter tests in the text books to gauge how well I’m doing.