Quote from JesLRN2007
Yes, I can return in the fall to complete 205 which is only 5 weeks. I have a thread started (if you look in my profile) of the story...the title is "I made it to the last minute then"..... For some reason, when I get to this point I get so nervous and I freeze. I'm going to the doc to address this anxiety issue, hopefully with just cognitive therapy and no meds...like coping mechanisms etc. So yeah, I have to wait till November, I was supposed to graduate Dec of 06.
Allow me to interject with a thought (not telling you what to do, but speaking as a person that occasionally suffers from anxiety as well) if you enter into your last semester of nursing school and possibly need medication, take it, even if it is temporary. If this makes you uncomfortable, then, of course, find other routes, but, I say this because the last semester of nursing school is usually the most intense. Many assignments, more complicated things to learn, and anxiety runs like brushfire at the last haul. Then, it is graduation, paying money for graduation dues, pins, maybe an exit exam or two...there are many things that can place the student over the edge. If you need the help just to make it through, consider it. I suffered from insomnia the last semester. It was a nightmare!! The whole time you are transitioning and wondering how to study for the boards, if you will pass, what type of job do you want, and all of these things (you remember eustress...happy anxiety they spoke of in psych class). At least, figure out some serious coping skills for that last leg, because it is unbelieveable. You do have until November to sort through this and rest your mind. Best wishes to you!