Ben graduated LPN school on Thursday of this past week, June 10!! It seems like yesterday he had a change in career and we were planning his goals... I'm so proud of him & look forward to our next challenge; RN school starting in January. While he was in school I've mentioned he worked @ the ER on the weekends. Most, almost all ER's do not hire LPNs. The one Ben works @ does have a few spots but they're currently filled. He got the news last week that they're offering him a position there!! His ultimate goal is to become a nurse anesthetist, CRNA. (He does not tell people this when they ask because he's taking it one step @ a time) There are many criteria you have to meet before even applying to this school.. One obviously is being a RN but you also have to have 1+ year of critical care/ER experience.. They will count his upcoming ER experience as a LPN which will make his dream that much closer!! I'm proud of Ben and know he can do whatever he puts his mind to!! We are a great team & I'm glad we're on this ride in life together!!
Ben & I with his sis Katherine & Husband, Trent
Ben was lucky enough to have a great study/friendship group through school.. these guys became super close & we all got together after graduation & celebrated, we had a BLAST!!
Ben & his other half, Mark. He and his wife, Audra are moving to North Arkansas next weekend.. as much as we hate to see them go we're looking forward to having an excuse to go to NWA.
At the end of the ceremony they did the traditional lighting of the candle & passing it on... Ben's mom Mary Ann (who is a RN instructor) was able to light Ben's candle, it meant a lot to them both.
(a lot of the pictures turned out blurry due to 338273 cameras around me and the lighting wasn't great)
me & Mary Ann
Ben & I