I was at work Saturday and got talking to one of the girls in registration. She mentioned that she was in the nursing program and that IHC
Health Care) is paying for all of it. I guess as an employee of IHC if you sign a contract saying you'll stay with IHC
for a year after you graduate, and continue to work at least 24 hours a week, they will pay for 100% of school. If you don't, they still pay for 70%. I'm sure many of you know that I was really wanting to do a Rad Tech/Ultrasound program after I graduated from BYU
-Idaho. I found out that IHC
does cover it as an outreach of Salt Lake Community College. The program is 6 semesters, and basically year round. I'd start Fall of 2010 and be done in the Summer of 2012. I did apply to the Rad Tech program at ISU
my sophomore year of college. To my dismay, they only accepted 8 students a year at the time and needless to say I didn't get in as I only had a 3.6.
I wouldn't apply to the program at SLCC until this coming Spring but I am really wanting to do it. Marshall and I have toyed around with the idea of him starting some sort of business to have him be at home with the kids while I go to school. I know if I go back to school, I don't want the boys with babysitters all of the time. He's being really supportive of the whole idea, which I knew he would be. He's just awesome. Part of me feels extremely selfish as I know I should probably just stay home with my boys, and it would mean we probably wouldn't have another baby for quite some time, meaning Rowan would probably be 4 or so. It's so weird that I'm really aching to go back to school, as I haven't really had the desire since I graduated BYU-I 4 1/2 years ago. I love healthcare, and working in the setting, but it's frustrating for me to be in the setting, doing paperwork, and hardly making anything when I have a 4 year degree. Plus I'm really intrigued with ultrasound and would love to do something much more hands on. I'm afraid of not getting in, or getting in and having it be really intense, but I'm tired of having regrets that I never did the program and I think now would be as good of time as ever.
I guess I've just been thinking a LOT about this the last couple days and needed to get my feelings off my chest. Who knows what will actually end up happening, I may not go back to school at all, but I'm REALLY wanting to.