Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm ALMOST There

Last night was the graduation ceremony for the Central Carolina Community College Continuing Education Department Medical Programs.

How is this relevant to me and my life?

Well, I was part of the 2009 Graduating Class for the Nursing Assistant I program.

I'd like to share some of the evening with you...

Our processional

Waiting for the word for us all to take our seats

Heading up to the stage to receive my certificate

I'm obviously very happy for a fellow classmate

Anxiously awaiting my turn

Being awarded my certificate by Dr. T.E. Marchant, President of CCCC

Cheerily heading back to my seat

Class photo w/Sandy Muse, RN, our instructor, front and center

He was so proud

So now, I wait for my notification of when and where I sit to take my state exam. Assuming I pass that, I will be placed on the North Carolina Nursing Registry and eligible for employment in this field. I, nor ANY of my family members, would have ever thought I would venture into health care. I can only attribute it to age and, well, the path God's laid out for me. He has a funny sense of humor, you know.

We'll see what the future holds. At the very least, I'm glad to have gained the knowledge I did. This program is based on providing health care, most specifically, to the elderly. It has helped me to understand the many changes we are witnessing in my aging grandparents. And I'm hopeful that I will be able to be there for them in the coming years; there to continue to love but now to help physically care for them as well - if needed.

And I like the cute uniforms nurses wear...


Brandi said...

CONGRATU-FREAKIN'-LATIONS!!!!!!!!! :) LOL I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You rock like a star! :) Thanks for the pics!!
P.S. JC says he's very happy that you're getting out of sales...:)

Marianne said...

Congrats! I think you are perfect for healthcare! I am so happy for you and glad you chose the field.

My oldest son, Zack, the one who had the heart transplant, got his CNA and worked on the same unit where he was a patient. He is an advanced CNA at Duke Student Health now. Apply to Duke!

Love ya!

Cathy said...

Congratulations dear sweet friend! YOU DID IT! and are an inspiration to me....hooray....let's celebrate somehow???????

Ronalyn said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! I didn't know you were working towards nursing.