I was a single mom of 4 children ages 3 to 7 years of age. I was on public assistance with very little education. I went back to school to get a GED, then took some college preparatory classes to go to college. I started at Maria College in 1978 and graduated from the nursing class in May 1981. I had so much help from the nuns with finances to allow me to stay in school as long as my grades were a C average.
I am eternally grateful for everyone who helped me to succeed in graduating and becoming a nurse. I have worked several years in critical care and able to keep my children out of the welfare system. I am now almost 70 years old but still working full time but now I work in the field of addiction. I just wanted to say thank you after all of these years, which I probably should have said sooner.
-Carolyn Novak, R.N.