Long time coming, but finally got 'er done.
After a lot of sacrifice, help from family and friends, and encouragement from everyone, I finally got my RN. And what's even better, I got a job at a nursing home that doubled my hourly wage and offers opportunity for overtime. It's not my dream job, but I'll work on getting experience and keep looking for a job in an ER somewhere.
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