OMG! It's finally hit me...

  1. :uhoh21: I'M GOING TO NURSE SCHOOL! :uhoh21: For the past month or so I have been visiting these sites getting all excited about the prospect of going to nursing school. Then I got my letter and I was ecstatic about being accepted. I took my paperwork down to the county to get approval for continuation of my childcare assistance...and then it hit me. My goodness, in a month I will be embarking on an eleven month journey filled with heaven knows what. OMG!
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    wonderful news, congratulations!
  4. by   Truly_Blessed
    Yep, soon after the excitement of getting accepted wears off...all of the sudden you are struck w/fear and anxiety because it is something you have worked towards for the longest and all of the sudden it's a reality. That's how it is in my case at least. I am pretty nervous. I am trying my hardest to just prepare myself for any and everything. I am going in knowing it's not going to be a walk in the park. I think I might feel better after orientation, but that's more than a month away. Then it will be more than a month until school starts. Too long to wait! I really know how you feel though....I guess you will be starting before me, so let me know how it is!
  5. by   fssmith
    Can you imagine this... I applied Feb. 5, got acceptance letter about the 2nd week of March(wasn't expecting it because I really was applying because my classmates told me they did and that I should because they thought I was smart enough.. I didn't think I would get in- thought the letter was a note saying thanks for applying or we are confirming we recieved your info) had orientation the beginning of April- school doesn't start unil August!!! I have a load of excitement and fear in me, but summer school starts Monday so I guess tthat will help, plus I will be looking for a job to work around my schedule. In the mean time relax, I trying so hard to !!! At least I wasn't expecting to get in like some people and had to deal with getting turned down.
  6. by   manna
    Congratulations! I can relate... I'm excited and terrified at the same time (mainly because I'm leaving my income/full-time job, and I've always been the breadwinner of the family! eek!)

    Good luck!
  7. by   lisamc1RN
    That's exactly how I feel! I even asked myself, "What the heck did I do?" My husband thinks I am acting a bit too nervous, but I know better. I have been studying online, so that I can get used to it again!
  8. by   enfermeraSG
    I am so glad that I am not alone in having my little anxiety attack! I have been working towards this for soooo long - had another career first(paramedic) , got married, had some kids, you know. So why do I feel freaked out? I think it's because I have been pushing towards this goal full steam, and now that I am beginning (finally) in August - reality hits. I've been trudging along all these years thinking of my light at the end of the tunnel, well, now I'm almost there! cold feet! No really, it's just hard to work so hard and long at something and finally get it. Hope it was all worth it! SG
  9. by   manna
    Quote from enfermeraSG
    I think it's because I have been pushing towards this goal full steam, and now that I am beginning (finally) in August - reality hits. I've been trudging along all these years thinking of my light at the end of the tunnel, well, now I'm almost there! cold feet!
    These words could have come right out of my own mouth!

    Definately reality shock facing me here. I've been working on my pre-reqs (and having a FT job) for so long, that I guess I just had subconsciously accepted that it was always supposed to be that way.... even though I've been wanting to quit and do school FT for years. Now that it's here, it's sort of surreal and frightening... but exciting as well!
  10. by   Truly_Blessed
    o wow, cool, I thought I was one of the only ones who was freaking out about finally getting to start nursing school.
  11. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]you all are not alone! i did not have to wait long to get in luckily because my school bases acceptance upon a pre entrance test instead of grades or a waiting list but when i finally found out i got in i freaked out! i even considered declining my acceptance just because i had so much self doubt. well i am fianlly over it ( i think):uhoh21: lol and am ready to get started. :hatparty:



    Quote from truly_blessed
    o wow, cool, i thought i was one of the only ones who was freaking out about finally getting to start nursing school.
  12. by   Jen2
    How exciting. Enjoy it!
  13. by   uwogirlnursing#1
    Congratulations! I will be attending nursing school too (in September).
  14. by   Smile!
    Wow! Wonders never cease! I haven't even been accepted into a PROGRAM yet (trying to finish up my pre-req's...almost there!) and I'm already second-guessing my decision. That's why I like coming here to this site...kinda gives me a boost when I need it.

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