Well, it's with a lot of excitement and a bit of overwhelming emotion that we let everyone know that we have officially been accepted into the University of Kansas Nurse Anesthetist Program.
We will be moving to Kansas in May and Reed's classes start May 29th. The program is a 36 month program. It is currently a master's program with high probability of changing to a doctorate program before Reed's class starts. This would be the first graduating class of the doctorate program.
We feel very blessed and have already seen many blessings. We know we have a lot left to do and figure out before we go and are overwhelmed at times but, are putting our faith in our Heavenly Father because he knows how we can accomplish these things.
So it is with a lot of emotion that we let our family and friends know our life changing decision to follow our educational goals. We are in awe that this is coming to fruition as it was many years ago when Reed came home from a clinical rotation as a Respiratory Therapist and told me "I found what I want to do, I want to be a Nurse Anesthetist.....now I just need to go to nursing school." Since that day, Reed has changed from Respiratory Therapy to Nursing and followed by working in an ICU as a Critical care Nurse to get the experience Reed needed to be able to apply (2 year's ICU experience required to apply). Now as a Med/Surg Director we can feel His guiding influence in our life as we have made decisions in our life. We applied once before and found out Reed's Anatomy/Physiology didn't transfer from his Respiratory Degree. So, Reed signed up for those two classes, finished them and we applied again. We feel a huge blessing in not getting in the first time we applied because the timing wouldn't have been right for us. This is when we were blessed with our son Jacob and his subsequent passing. It just wouldn't have been right for us at that time. We are so thankful the Lord knows all and knew the timing wouldn't have been right for us. We are excited about this new experience and pray that we can have the fortitude we need to take on this new challenge and blessing.
So....here's to what's next!