A HUGE Thank You to allnurses.com

  1. I first started "lurking" the threads of allnurses.com back in the spring of 2009 when I was a junior in college/my first year of nursing school. I didn't become an official member of this site until June of 2010.

    I remember spending my leisurely time browsing threads about nursing exams, stress and anxiety, passing the NCLEX, getting that first job out of school, etc. I remember feeling comfort reading various threads and knowing that I was not the only one who felt scared, clueless, anxious, and stressed about my future nursing career.

    Over the past several years, I have always sought advice from allnurses.com no matter what my personal issue was in regards to nursing. I give so much credit to this site and its members for assisting me through my nursing career thus far.

    I started out as a timid nursing student and CNA. I got my first two jobs out of school in 2010 at both a med-surg unit and a long-term care facility. After a year, I then became an ICU nurse at a hospital that I have loved working at for the past four years and will continue to work at until I get my MSN and NP license in a couple years.

    Earlier this year, I sought advice on allnurses.com for the GRE, getting into graduate school, etc. I found a lot of helpful advice from allnurses.com members as usual. After spending much of 2014 studying hard for the GRE, perfecting my essays and narratives, and completing my application requirements, I found out before Christmas that I was accepted into my dream school (Vanderbilt University) for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty starting in Fall 2015. I am beyond grateful and excited about this next chapter in my life.

    As 2014 draws to a close, I am reflecting on everything and everyone that I am thankful for. THANK YOU allnurses.com and everyone on this site for being a huge part of my nursing journey. I look forward to all the years to come and the solace you provide me.
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 31, '14
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    I love allnurses too!

    Congrats on your dream school!

  4. by   dianah
    Congratulations to you for pursuing your dreams, working hard to attain them!
    It is so good to read of your successes, thank you for sharing!
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your story.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Congratulations on all of your successes!

    February 2015 will mark my 10th anniversary as a member of Allnurses.com and I can attest to my professional and personal growth over that decade.
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Congratulations and good luck on your journey
  8. by   Julie Reyes
    Amazing job! Keep us posted on your journey!!!
  9. by   sharpeimom
    Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your successes.
  10. by   nursel56
    Thank you so much for sharing your story! What an achievement it is to be starting such a prestigious program-- but more importantly the one you really wanted. What an awesome way to wrap up the year.
  11. by   xxlilkacixx
    Hello and congrats! Would you be willing to share your tips for taking the GRE and applying to Vanderbilt? I am wanting to get in there as well. Thanks!

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