It's not fair....

  1. It's not fair....
    School starts here in Arizona the 2nd week of August...
    Most places, it starts in September.
    What's up with that?
    we don't have snow days.

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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   scoutgirl17
    You poor thing. You should try being up here in Vt where we do have snow days-lots of em!!! I remember from my student nursing days (Ive been an RN for 14 years but I'm going back to school for my masters so technically I am a student nurse again)having to trek into the hospital through 4 feet of snow- after all hospitals dont have snow days either!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   glog
    You really wouldn't want to have snow days...trust me! Here is what happened to me when I was in nursing school.... it was my first semester and finals just happened to fall on the day of New York's Blizzard of 1995. You'd think they would cancel finals but they didn't. Fortunately, my child's day care remained opened. My husband and I could not manage to get the car out from under the snow. My husband had to get to work because he was essential personnel and had to report to the hospital. I could't use the stroller to get my daughter to school so I had to put her into a sled to get to the day care. After getting my daughter to day care, I went to the subway station to get to school. The trains weren't running because of ice and snow on the tracks. Finally, I had to walk through the snow for 1 hour to get to school. Amazing but I did make it in time for my final although, I felt ready to drop dead from the whole ordeal. Trust me, enjoy the sun and pray to never have to deal with a blizzard!
  5. by   Cathy W
    Just think of all the education you will have. It is an asset! good luck Cath
  6. by   Bella Donna
    Good Luck!
  7. by   starbabyfive
    i'm trying to get a grasp on what op is referring to?? my first day of nursing school is aug. 1. if you are referring to wanting to enjoy the rest of the summer you should trade places with those of us here in pennsylvania. we are 'lucky' to have 2 maybe 3 nice months outta the year one of them being aug. i'm quite sure you have more nice weather than that. and yes the snow storms and icy roads can be trecherous at best. the more i think about it you are absolutely right.....it's not fair!!!!!
  8. by   future L&Dnurse
    If it makes you feel any better, my next semester starts in a week and a half. Our program is year round, so we don't get a summer break at all. And we're in NM, so I can definitely sympathize with the lack of snow days.

    On the upside, you get to start clinicals that much sooner, right?
  9. by   JBudd
    Ah, the original post was from 1998 ...

    schools have progressively started earlier and earlier in the year. UNM now has changed to 3 full semesters year round, making the old 8 week summer classes equal to the spring and fall classes.
  10. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Look at the bright side. you will probably get out earlier than people who start in september. :spin:


    Sweetooth
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from JBudd
    Ah, the original post was from 1998 ...
    ROTFL....I hate when I don't catch someone replying to an old post....I wonder if Nurcee ever graduated?!?! One would think that since the post is 9 years old that she hopefully has!!

    I was getting ready to tell her to dry her eyes as we start back on Auguste 20, so she's not the Lone Ranger when it comes to having a summer cut short!!
  12. by   starbabyfive
    :roll :roll omg i didn't realize the original date either!!! i hate when that happens. that'll teach me to respond to post after 2:00 am.
  13. by   future L&Dnurse
    You'd think as a student nurse I'd pay a little more attention to detail. I hope and assume that the OP has gotten over her disappointment about starting so early by now.

    JBudd, do I spy a fellow Lobo? I'm starting level 2 in a few weeks , how about you?
  14. by   Becca608
    Wow...9 dead years and revived? And over such silliness?
    Think of all the things that have happened since 1998...
    I hope Nurcee got out of the profession because that is one whiner I have no desire to work with!

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