Jill Duggar is the fourth of 19 children, and mom Michelle Duggar reports that Jill is interesting in pursuing a nursing career, especially after spending so much time in the hospital with her newest baby sister, Josie Duggar. Michelle says that Jill is currently checking into nursing courses at nearby colleges. “I can see her doing that. She just literally loves people,“ mom said of her second daughter. “It takes a special person to be a nurse and to be in that realm. She’s definitely interested in that, so we’ll see,” Michelle added on her most recent TLC blog entry.
The older Duggar girls have had to step in quite a bit because Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have spent so much time at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with baby Josie. Jill Duggar recently said on 19 Kids and Counting, “Everybody pulls their own weight, but I think we do it in different ways.” Jill is the most hands-on sibling with the younger Duggars. Jessa and Jinger keep the family organized and share in laundry responsibilities. The oldest Duggar daughter Jana seems to be the group leader and organizes the family’s office affairs. Michelle Duggar is very appreciative of her older daughters and said, “They’ve been keeping the home going.” Everyone has had to pitch in since Josie’s early surprise birth back in December of 2009.
When Josie Duggar is well enough, the entire Duggar family will return to their home in Springdale, and Jill Duggar will be able to delve into nursing studies. Arkansas has 17 different nursing programs at colleges, universities and medical centers. The closest one to her home is the Har-Ber School of Nursing, located right in Springdale. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Baptist Medical Center are two of the state’s largest and most popular nursing programs in Arkansas. Time will tell if Jill Duggar is the first child to pursue a college education. Two of her older siblings, Josh and John-David currently run their own successful businesses, a used car lot and a towing service.
The season finale of 19 Kids and Counting airs on Tuesday, May 25th at 9/8c on TLC.
Recent articles about the super-sized Duggar family:
- Josie Duggar must reach 8-pound milestone
- Jill and Jinger Duggar call 911: ‘Josie’s heart rate is dropping!’
- Duggar family: Timeline of Josie Duggar’s progress, latest update from Michelle
- Exclusive interview with ‘Uncle Corky’ from ’19 Kids and Counting’
- The ‘2009 Parents of the Year’ award goes to…The Duggars
- Are 19 kids too many? Not according to the Duggars
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