nursing a fading reality... - page 2

dear allnurses, the time is 3:44am and i am supposed to take my final in about 6 hrs. i don't feel confident about my status as my quiz scores are less than desirable and this... Read More

  1. by   brandy119
    I admire you cheile. I hope everything turned out OK with the test. I am a single mom with two boys, and am not even in Nursing school yet, but it's mothers like you who give me hope when I'm stressing over these Pre req courses and wondering how I'm going to make it. I want to say so much more but have to go. Don't give up. You made it this far,
  2. by   Sis123
    Wow, Chelli, you are so strong to have gotten through all of this so far. I have been where you are, though I didn't have the strength to go back right away....I admire you!

    I'll be praying for you, that you WILL pass this course, and continue on to be the caring and good nurse that you want to be.
  3. by   MryRose
    I admire you for your for your courage and determination. I'll be keeping you in my Prayers. Lots of HUGS to you!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  4. by   rebel_red
    chelie,

    You're an awesome person and an excellent example. And with the poster who said they would want you as their nurse, I totally agree!

    Keep us posted.
    All things positive for you.
    Tres
  5. by   chelli73
    first of all, let me say THANK YOU!!!!! SOOOO MUCH!!!! for all of the warm responses i received. i wish i could hug you all thru this 'puter! you all really need to know how much those great words and advice help me. NO ONE in my own family is related to health care AT ALL (only when they need a doctor!) and they truly don't understand what i am going thru. being the oldest of three girls (my little sisters are CRAZY!!, but i love them) and coming from a broken home (parents split up when i was 2) i really feel lonesome over here. that is why i thank God that i found this website back in the day. i lost contact for ahwile (my ex was in and out of my life creating havoc as i explained) but i am glad to be back!!! i look up to all of you out there and i hope that one day i can give the kind of help and support that you have given to me i only want to be a nurse to use myself as an instrument of nurturing and helping people feel better, such as in the saying WHAT WOULD JESUS DO???? but then you all already knew that, cause you did what He would have done. thank you, thank you, thank you....
  6. by   chelli73
    i almost forgot in all my praise of you wonderful people and this website, an update: the instructor accepted my late assignment, and from what i overheard in class she is counting it as 100 point quiz with points to be deducted as she sees fit, such as 10 points for being late (i lost 10 there) and neatness, accuracy, length, etc (i worked on those papers for at least 6-7hours). so i took the final and felt pretty good about how i did, but it will ultimately depend on the cumulative quiz score--that will determine if i pass or not. once again, i am up all night alone at this desk in my frontroom (kids snoring from their room!), but i will definitely know something by 10am today!!! i am going to stay up and just go to school, hear the news, come home and go to sleep (either with a huge smile or with kleenex nearby). so i will let you all know later on what the verdict is!!!! bye 4 now.... :spin:
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Just found this thread.

    Guts, determination and a passion for nursing... yep just what we need in this profession. Crossing my fingers that third times the charm.

    Sending a {{{{{HUG}}}}} to help get you through today.

    WE NEED YOU!
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Chelli - good luck sweetie. You are truly to be admired.
  9. by   expatnurse
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Chelli - good luck sweetie. You are truly to be admired.
    From across the pond I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.
  10. by   pani
    Good luck to you! From personal experience, I can only imagine how you are feeling right now, because I remember how I felt. Keep your head up! Let us know how things turn out!
  11. by   stidget99
    We haven't heard from you. No news is good news????? I sure do hope that you were able to get through your day. Whatever happens, keep the faith. There are few in this world who are so incredibly courageous. You are one of the few. Hang in there. Anything that is worth having is worth working hard for. No matter what, you can't stop. No matter what.........keep going. Good luck to you!
  12. by   chelli73
    :hatparty: I MADE IT!!!!!! I passed!!!!! thank you all for your support, first of all, i am so sorry that i didn't get back sooner, but my internet connection has been interrupted (just got it in March) and the day of the final evals we had to take the NLN, then the next day i worked (3-11pm), THEN, april 2 was my birthday (yipee, im 32)----BUT I DID PASS OB/GYN---FINALLY!!!! i made it by the skin of my teeth as well---78.5 cumulative!! i can honestly say i hated that class all 3 times!!! i donated my book to the nurse resource center--'cause i never want to see it again!!!!! i got a pretty good grade on that assignment (80) and since it counted as a quiz score it pushed me a .5 over the passing limit!!! now here is the new challenge--this one is a real mind number for those of you who smoke cigarettes, you might want to sit down and light one up (but try to quit one day, i will too), and for those of you that don't smoke, no offense but sit down on this one:
    the first time i was enrolled in the 2 8 wk terms, one was ob and the other was peds, well i failed ob by 3 points (for the first time, devastating) so i started peds but dropped due to my crappy life, then i re-enrolled again in the fall for both classes but failed ob again by 1 point!!! (did someone say devastating?) and therefore was placed politely OUT of the program. HOWEVER, my instructor gave me an "I" (incomplete, the student has til middle of the next semester to finish unfinished business or the grade changes to an "F") for peds. how can i finish a class that i can't take???in fact nobody even told me about dropping the class and that i was getting an "I"--plus i was still numb about being of the program and planning my next move to rectify the situation. SO NOW the computer has me down for peds: Student withdrawl and an "F"--which completely screws me up with financial aid, not to mention my gpa is down to a 2.9. i was trying all afternoon thurs to enroll in the class ( i did) but the treatment that i got was awful, that school is something else. the instructor is the only one who can change that damnable grade and she retired the semester she failed me (along with more than half the class)---so we shall see tomorow if my financial aid will pay for the class--i did get a pell check so the school must have gotten some money because they give the student what is left over from the grant--if they tell me that i have to pay for the class should i refuse or call a lawyer????? in any case that is the latest chapter in my nursing saga!!!!! thanks again to all who reached out to support me, i feel so good about this place, you all are the best!!!!!
    Last edit by chelli73 on Apr 3, '05
  13. by   LPNer
    Quote from chelli73
    :hatparty: I MADE IT!!!!!! I passed!!!!! thank you all for your support, first of all, i am so sorry that i didn't get back sooner, but my internet connection has been interrupted (just got it in March) and the day of the final evals we had to take the NLN, then the next day i worked (3-11pm), THEN, april 2 was my birthday (yipee, im 32)----BUT I DID PASS OB/GYN---FINALLY!!!! i made it by the skin of my teeth as well---78.5 cumulative!! i can honestly say i hated that class all 3 times!!! i donated my book to the nurse resource center--'cause i never want to see it again!!!!! i got a pretty good grade on that assignment (80) and since it counted as a quiz score it pushed me a .5 over the passing limit!!! now here is the new challenge--this one is a real mind number for those of you who smoke cigarettes, you might want to sit down and light one up (but try to quit one day, i will too), and for those of you that don't smoke, no offense but sit down on this one:
    the first time i was enrolled in the 2 8 wk terms, one was ob and the other was peds, well i failed ob by 3 points (for the first time, devastating) so i started peds but dropped due to my crappy life, then i re-enrolled again in the fall for both classes but failed ob again by 1 point!!! (did someone say devastating?) and therefore was placed politely OUT of the program. HOWEVER, my instructor gave me an "I" (incomplete, the student has til middle of the next semester to finish unfinished business or the grade changes to an "F") for peds. how can i finish a class that i can't take???in fact nobody even told me about dropping the class and that i was getting an "I"--plus i was still numb about being of the program and planning my next move to rectify the situation. SO NOW the computer has me down for peds: Student withdrawl and an "F"--which completely screws me up with financial aid, not to mention my gpa is down to a 2.9. i was trying all afternoon thurs to enroll in the class ( i did) but the treatment that i got was awful, that school is something else. the instructor is the only one who can change that damnable grade and she retired the semester she failed me (along with more than half the class)---so we shall see tomorow if my financial aid will pay for the class--i did get a pell check so the school must have gotten some money because they give the student what is left over from the grant--if they tell me that i have to pay for the class should i refuse or call a lawyer????? in any case that is the latest chapter in my nursing saga!!!!! thanks again to all who reached out to support me, i feel so good about this place, you all are the best!!!!!
    Congratulations!

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