After an abundance of prayer and long nights of studying, I can finally say that I passed the NCLEX and am officially Ariel Gardner RN, BSN! Now I am off to Costa Rica to volunteer my services as a nurse. I can hardly contain my excitement! I’ve created this blog to share my experiences throughout my Costa Rica excursion! I will try to post updates as often as I can depending on my wifi situation. I want to thank all those who have supported me up to this point. I feel extremely blessed to be surrounded with the love and encouragement I have received from family and friends! I owe a BIG thank you to my extraordinary parents, Mark and Anne Gardner. You both have been my rock for 23 years and I cannot express my appreciation enough! I thank God everyday for this wonderful opportunity He has given to me. Not only will I be fulfilling my career aspirations, I will be sharing lots of love and compassion in hopes of walking away from this mission having impacted the lives of others. Please keep me in your prayers!