Tonight will be the second full moon in the month of August. Typically, there is only one full lunar cycle per month. So it is rather a rare occurrence when there are two full moons in a 30 day span. The occurrence was dubbed a “blue moon” and thus became an expression for something that only happens periodically, “Once in a blue moon”. In reality, a blue moon occurs roughly once every three years. But you needn’t wait that long to start an exciting new career as a nurse aide. In fact, you could complete your nurses aide certification in a much more manageable window of time. Then finding a good paying, stable job will be something you’ll also be able to do way more than once in a blue moon. So go on outside tonight and bask in the blue moon’s glow.
When starting out in pursuit of your Nurse’s Aide Certificate, you may feel like the task is insurmountable. After all, studying for a new career in a complex field like nursing assistant or medical billing and coding (or any medical industry jobs) requires a great deal of dedication, knowledge, perseverance and work. However, it is eminently achievable. Just ask the hundreds of scientists, engineers and administrators at NASA who achieved an even more improbable task this week, landing the rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars. The undertaking of traveling to another planet and landing a vehicle by remote control into a crater millions of miles away from home required a lot of hard work, team work, dedication and faith. These are the same qualities required for success in earning a nurses aide certificate from the Allen School. Of course, nurses aide skills are a bit different from those required in space travel, however, the underlying spirit of achievement is exactly the same within the heart of a NASA engineer as it is within the heart of a student working to better his or her lot in life through a career in medicine. Congratulations to NASA and all Americans today on this momentous achievement.