Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
Many registered nurses choose to earn their bachelor’s degree after working in the field for a period of time. Doing this can allow you to advance your nursing career and develop a deeper knowledge of the science behind nursing. Here are a few things to know before for going back to school for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
First, it’s important to stay organized while working and earning your bachelor’s degree. Making sure you have the time and energy to complete your schoolwork will allow you to put your best foot forward during your working hours as a nurse. In addition, it’s important to have good time management, as well as a proper sleep schedule, so that you are well-rested and energized to take on your day-to-day life.
Similarly, planning ahead by keeping a daily schedule is important, as this will allow you to keep track of your responsibilities. Earning your bachelor’s degree may involve a heavy work load and require a great deal of focus and studying, but is a necessary step in advancing your nursing career. It can be easy to lose track of things and procrastinate; however, working diligently and at a good pace will allow you to remain stress-free.
Establish a Good Balance
While planning and organizing your schoolwork is important, keeping a balance between school, life and your career is important as well. Make sure that you make each of these areas a priority, as this will allow you to stay balanced. While work and school may be time-consuming, be sure to take care of your personal needs as well. Overall, balancing all aspects of your life is a crucial part of being healthy, successful and well-rounded!
Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers many excellent programs in healthcare that provide a quality education. To learn more about GCU’s healthcare degrees, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.