>I’m a Jaguar

>I am now a Jaguar. What does this mean? It means I’m a student at IUPUI (their mascot is the Jaguars). That’s Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. It’s a joint venture between the two schools located in Indy. Actually the classes I’m taking are both online, and I’ve only been on campus once so far (to hand in my application). When/if I graduate I can choose to join the alumni association of either Indiana University or Purdue University. So when I graduate, I can become an official “Hoosier” (which is what IU students/alumni are called). I don’t care, I’m still rooting for the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten, no matter what the diploma says.

Speaking of which, kudos to the Iowa Hawkeyes for winning the Orange Bowl and having the best season in school history. Let’s go for the Rose Bowl next year!

Why am I going to school? Well, I’m a staff nurse. The plan was to pay off our debts with my nursing income and go back into the ministry. Here I am. Five years later. Virtually no progress. After much deliberation and investigation, I found out that it would take me two years of full time school (or four years part time) to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Hopefully this would mean I could get a job working in a doctor’s office making more money for working bankers hours (instead of overtime, nights and weekends all the time).

I don’t have my BSN which is a requirement for getting a MSN, but IUPUI has a “RN to MSN” option where I just have to get my BSN equivalency. For this I only need to take two classes: Statistics and another 300 level class. I chose “Children’s Literature.” So here I am, back in school. Hopefully for the last time.


About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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