My name is Amanda and I started my Nursing Journey in 2016 while working full-time as a medical receptionist and raising my 3-year-old daughter. I fell in love with the medical field but it was not an easy journey.
I am not afraid to share my story because I know if it helps just one person then it will be worth it...
-Hospitalized multiple times for postpartum depression + anxiety
-Weighed 300+ lbs
-Lost two babies
-Gained 30+ lbs from depression
-Got a job as a medical receptionist
-Rejected from my dream nursing program
-Got my CNA certification
-Dad got diagnosed with Cancer
-Daughter got diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder
-Lost a friend
-Lost my first cat
-Graduated BSN RN w/ 4.0 GPA
-Lost over 70+ Lbs
-Working dream jobs in Pediatrics
-Bought my first house
Someone wise once told me, "Life goes in waves. Just when you are at the bottom and want to give up, life starts going up again". I have been at really low places in my life and I never thought it would get better. I am living proof that it does.
I am far from perfect but I keep trying to be a better person and do good in the world.
All I can say that if you are that person going through a hard time, just know you are not alone!
My mission is to be your light during a dark time. I know Nursing School can be hard.You can feel hopeless, lost, exhausted, anxious, burnt out, and not smart enough...but do not give up. There was a reason WHY you started. Hold on to that reason. There is a patient out there that needs a nurse like YOU one day! It will all be worth it if you hold on just one...more...day.