My Journey To Public Health

I know I’ve been pretty quiet as it relates to school, that’s because I’ve been figuring out what I wanted my next step to be. Like I’ve mentioned in my Failing Forward post I have encountered several stumbling blocks on my pursuit to my nursing degree. At times I’ve felt like giving up but that is not an option. To be honest I feel like I need to take a different route on my way to my nursing degree and follow what my heart is telling me to do right now.

I’ve known about this for a few months but now I’m letting you guys know I will be pursuing a degree in Public Health this fall!



Public Health was something I’ve always wanted to do after nursing school, but with the many stumbling blocks I’ve faced; I thought, why not pursue this and see what happens. I do have a keen a interest in wanting to prevent others from getting sick. I’ve been working on practicing healthy behaviors which I think being in the Public Health field will help me with that and I also want to educate others more about health because like me I don’t know everything health related. Having a degree in Public Health and then Nursing will put certain things into perspective and I know I’ll be better equipped.

Never in a million years I expected this would be the order in which I received my degrees but nothing happens before it’s time. It was difficult explaining my decision to others but ultimately it comes down to what I want and what I think is best for me. This is a huge leap of faith. I am at peace with my decision and I know that great things are in store for me. I am excited and nervous at the same time but I know doing this will open many doors for me. I will be chronicling my journey on the blog and for that I’m excited, I can’t wait to share more with you guys.

The future seems bright!

xoxo, Tanya (Future RN, MPH)

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