My name is Cheyenne and I am currently in my third year of college for Nursing. I still have some ways to go and should graduate in spring of 2021! Unfortunately being a full time student I can only work one 40 hr job and am finding it difficult to pay for school and pay my bills. I have lived on my own since I was 18, I am now 23, and have always been good at budgeting but as I now, since starting school, only have one job I have had to come up with creative ways to stay a float. I have had to use credit cards and personal loans to help me make ends meet and have, to my dismay, racked up over $7,000 in debt. I still have 3 and ½ semesters left and am not sure how to pay for it. I have maxed out most of my credit cards and therefore I cannot apply for more loan because I do not have good credit. I truly have a passion for Nursing and currently work as a Nursing Assistant and I love my job. The best part about working in healthcare is seeing people get better. I enjoy seeing people make progress. Of course working at a hospital can be tough as well. Sometimes you have patients who don’t want to do the work to get better and get angry when you can’t miraculously fix them and it can be difficult to understand that mind set. But even with difficult patients my job is still very rewarding. As a Nursing Assistant I get to help patients with their daily living activities but as a Nurse I will have a more hands on role in their care. My end goal is to work on an oncology(cancer) unit because my grandmother passed from lymphoma in 2017 can it was a very hard time for me, but I remember how nice the nurses were and how helpful the hospital was to my family. I would like to be that nurse for someone else. I hope that I can graduate school and be able to help people. However with my current finances I may have to take a semester or two off so that I can save up money for school. I truly believe that I will find a way to finish school in a timely manner and start my career of helping people. Thank you for taking time to read my story.