Friday, May 29, 2009

FINI! DONE! FINITO!

Ummmm....yes, I am done with nursing school. Completely and totally. I am absolutely floating today I am telling you. It's been 7 years. You know... a couple years of prerequisites, and the long wait to get in, then three years of actual nursing school. Yeah, it should've been 2 years, but SOME of us like to reeeeeeeeeeeaaly study certain subjects/semesters twice, so there you have it, THREE years. But that is OK, I made it through, and I cannot believe the difference in myself from my first day in a patients room...to yesterday's. I am so comfortable, and happy when I'm with a patient. God has certainly gotten me through this whole process, giving me courage and fortitude. And of course my hubby. I don't think i could've done it without him! Or if I did, my kids would be bitter angry adolescents today. He has been driving them and making dinner on MANY MANY nights!

So I am darned happy. I will relax until next Thursdays pinning. Then you know what begins...NCLEX study. I will take it in July if all the paperwork gets there in time from my school.

13 comments:

Lorie said...

Praise God and Amen!!!! I remember that feeling and what a relief it is to finally be done! I want to see pictures from your pinning ceremony!

mama's smitten said...

Congratulations! I can't even imagine! I am starting my first pre requisite course this summer!Best Wishes and I can't wait to hear what the future has in store for you!

hope2brn said...

You ROCK!!!! Relax and enjoy. Try to avoid the school is over blues. It is going to seem weird not studying a specific topic. Remember NCLEX is easy...once you get over the anxiety.CONGRATULATIONS!!
PS..I dont know anyone who did it in 2.5 years. I dont think it is possible.

LivingDeadNurse said...

*doing the happy dance
WAY TO GO!!!!!!

good luck!!!

KLS said...

I could just hug you!! You'd have to come down to the ground though! Big congrats!!!

maggie said...

Yey! You did it! Congratulatons! It must have been a long long road. I am so happy for you!

Heather said...

Thanks everyone, you gals are just so darned encouraging. Hope2b: the 3 years was just the actual nursing school, not the pre-req's. In CA, they are 2 years unless you're going for your BSN. And hey, thanks for the happy dance, the praise God! and the hug, I will take them all, YAYAYAYAY!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations! You did it! : )

I'm very happy for you! You'll fly through the NCLEX with no problem!

Prisca: said...

Many congrats! Only we nurses know just how hard you have worked to get through school! Now, CELEBRATE! YOu deserve it!

mama's smitten said...

Thank you so much for youe kind words! I love visiting your blog! And yes I did look into the BSN as a second degree. The school I contacted has dropped their program because of budget cuts.It was actually the school I graduated from with a BA and they informed me that I could not even apply because I already had a degree??? Any how the next cloest school would be a two hour commute!So I'm at peace with the plan set forth so far and very anxious and excited to see what it has instore for me!

ann said...

I can't even express how happy I am for you! Can I scream for you? YYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYY, YAAAAAAAA, YOOOOOOO, YAHOO!!!!!! Time to party woman!!!! :)

The story of me said...

Hurray!! Well done!

Candice Carpenter said...

wooohoooooo! You look so beautiful in that white gown and lei!! Congrats on all the hard work, it is certainly going to pay off.Will miss you friday, must scrap together soon!