Future nurse in Seattle WA

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After four years as a volunteer EMT on a 911 response ambulance I've found a great desire to help others during the worst time of their lives.  For most calling 911 is a frightening experience often surrounded by strangers, trusting them to keep you alive and safe during the sometimes lengthly trip to the emergency room.  Some patients critical requiring CPR, others simply needing to have someone listen to them and hold their hand while a family member arrives to drive them to the hospital.  I've worked 80MPH winds, blizzards, and hail storms.  Early in the morning we may go on a call to a large fancy home where someone has fallen over 20 feet from a ladder, unconscious and bleeding, while later we may be woken up at 2:00am for a homeless person who has overdosed.  Both of these patients are people in need, both with the same sense of urgency and the same level of care and respect.  

I've found that I love helping others, while we never want to see people suffering we do what we can to ease the suffering and help them on a path to healing.  As an EMT the help I can give is limited.  I've looked into being a paramedic and while I know I would do well and I'd love the work I know I can do more as an nurse.  I know first hand how frightening it is to be in need of medical care even with friends and family by your side.  I also know how much more frightening it is to be in need without friends or family. I've been on both sides and I can say with out a doubt that I've found my path.  

I'm going back to school in my late 30's.  It's scary.  I work at a hospital now as a phlebotomist and interact with nurses and doctors daily.  I'm excited to be back in school however I'm struggling to get by.  I now work just one job.  I left my EMT job.  As sad as I am to close that chapter I chose the job that pays considerably more to help me get through school.  Rent is crazy in Seattle, I live in a micro apartment and commute to work in a car I'm still paying for.  Although I'm working I'm unable to afford a computer to get me through school.  I have an old MacBook, ten years old.  It's the old heavy white plastic sort.  It works, just enough to sit here and type.  I'd really like to upgrade to a new MacBook that can get me through nursing school, they retail from $1200-1500. If I could, I'd go buy one today however as it is I lack the funds, and that's why I'm here.  I am taking classes now and enjoying biology very much. I look forward to a future in nursing where I can continue to help people in need of medical care.  

Thank you for taking the time to view and read my story.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.  I hope 2019 finds you well and happy!
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