About Me

My name is Kat.  I’m a mom to three and a wife to one.  Three or so years ago, as my youngest child approached Kindergarten… I started to think about what I wanted to do with my life.  You see, for the past 11 + years,  I have spent my time at home, raising three kids.  I have been a cook, a tutor, a chauffeur, a healer of boo boos.  So as I contemplated about what I wanted to be when I “grew up” – I always came back to “Nurse”.  I don’t know why, exactly – but it lingered there, the thought of being a nurse. So I did my research about the schools in the area, and I started very slowly getting my sciences, etc. done at the local community college.  In the Summer of ’09, I was officially accepted into NURSING SCHOOL.  😀

I graduated with Highest Honors (Valedictorian) on December 16, 2011!

Shortly after graduation, I was hired as a FT nurse in a local Children’s Hospital. 🙂

Nursing:  It’s the scariest, and most awesome thing (outside of my three children) that I have ever undertaken.



10 responses to “About Me

  1. Aww, that was a really inspiring story to read! I will be starting my first year of nursing this year, but my mother will be going back to school after 18ish years away from the workforce (also three children;p), and it’s great to see such a success story! Congratulations on all your achievements!

  2. Kat, Enjoyed reading about you, and your blogs. I also had three children when I went through nurse school. Now, a long time ago…

  3. Hi Kat. I really enjoyed reading your inspiring story. My wife did the opposite. She was a nurse in the ICU for 8 years but after she had become a mom to 3 kids she had quitted . Now she is spending her time at home raising 7 children. I’ll be waiting for December 2011 i.e. 7 months from now to say CONGRATS Kat. Please visit my blog on http://alsaihani.blogspot.com

  4. FR

    Hi Kat,

    Just wondering if it would be possible to include a link on your site to our nursing school site. I was hoping we can come to some arrangement. I am happy to negotiate payment in return for the link placement.

    Please kindly get back to me with your thoughts.

  5. Jesse Langley


    I just wanted to reach and tell you that I love your blog.  I’ve been reading for several months now.  I always seem to find some great little nuggets in your articles that I can thoroughly related to in my nursing career.  Your voice really brings a unique tone and perspective to our blog niche.

    I’d love to offer you a guest post if you would be interested.  I can come up with some ideas for the post, but I would be more than happy to write something of your choosing as well.  Is this something you would be interested in?  Let me know what you think.

  6. meg

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing your journey.

  7. Wow! Three children of your own AND Valedictorian of a nursing program? Amazing. You are touching so many lives in your work, and in your blog! Keep us posted on your new Pediatric Nursing position, and best of luck.

  8. I’m not a nurse, but I have so many wonderful friends who are. Many of them share your story of being a mom and a spouse and a nurse. Congratulations on finding your calling. I admire and respect all of you angels in comfortable shoes 🙂

  9. I’m a mama and a senior nursing student. Do you mind if I follow your blog?

  10. Greetings!

    We wanted to let you know that your blog was selected for inclusion in our list of the Top 25 Nursing Student Blogs of 2012. You can view the list at http://www.toprntobsn.com/best-nursing-student-blogs-of-2012/.


    Editorial staff

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