I have been waiting for this day for the past few weeks My nursing license arrived from the State Board of Nursing. To say I feel excited is an understatement. I have honestly missed nursing. It is time to re-enter my chosen profession.
I chose not to renew my license several years ago when I chose to be a Stay at Home Mom. At the time it was more important for me to be at home full time than it is now. The needs of my family have changed.
<>In the weeks since applying for reinstatement of my license I have begun to realize that it is important to me as an individual to have my license back. While the money I will bring into our family is needed and important, being a nurse is part of who and what I am. It influences my choice of food; health care providers; my parenting style; the volunteer work I do for charities ; my stand on some political issues; my housekeeping habits and other areas of life.
As I reflect on these things, I wonder if perhaps it is because of who and what I am that I chose to be a nurse. Is it the “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” question applied to nursing? It could be.
Regardless of the answer to that, there is one thing of which I am certain. I am glad to be an RN and to be looking for a nursing position.
I have a feeling this is going to be the start of another adventure…..