As I said earlier....my computer shut off at 75. Mostly Pediatric questions.....I finished in 40 minutes.....I was the first one to leave the room.....!! In fact I stayed in my chair for as long as I could stand it waiting for someone else to please get up and go before me...staring at my computer because I was afraid that if I looked around the NCLEX police would accuse me of cheating!!
I took a train home from Boston (40 minutes) and envisioned myself handing out smileys at Wal Mart for the rest of eternity!!
They told me I would have to wait 4 weeks......the results came in two (I think a little under two weeks actually)!!
Then I got the news.....was hired as a Supervisor on the night shift of a 123 bed LTC with a 41 bed sub-acute unit. I.V. certified within 2 weeks, phlebotomy certified in another week....up to my neck in scheduling day after day...within a month I had recieved my full baptism by fire in nursing!! Falls, Deaths, Fire Alarms, Employee fights, and State Inspection!!!
At the end of the month I was envious of the lady who handed out smiley's at Wal Mart!!
But here I am 6 years later.....I love being a nurse....It is NEVER EVER BORING!!! No two days are the same!!!
Take advantage of the next week or so.....as soon as that licence arrives you will be in GREAT DEMAND.....your life will change like you could never imagine.....Mostly for the good.
So take a deeeeeppppp breath. Look at your life the way it is now....live it the way it is now....for it won't be long till you start on a whole new journey!!!
SSSshhhhhhh!!! Breath.....in through your nose....out through your mouth!!!