I was floored to receive my acceptance into UNC's fall traditional nursing program yesterday. I wasn't expecting any kind of answer for weeks.
I'm so grateful to be where I am now: working as a CNA at the hospital of my choice, volunteering with hospice and finishing up nursing prerequisites this spring. (UNC makes its last prerequisites beginning nursing courses, so I'm already studying pharmacology and pathophysiology.) I'm fulfilling a dream I've had for years, and I'm grateful to all the support that's brought me this close to it, including the support and valuable information I've found here on AllNurses.
To those of you ahead of me on this path, you're inspiring. To those of you with me and behind me: may all our dreams come true, for us *and* for our future patients.
Still in shock,