Panicking

  1. :stone
    ACKKK... Im beginning to panick! I still have ONE WEEK UNTIL MY dreaded letter is supposed to be in my mailbox.
    Cant stop thinking about it...
    I dream it....
    I worry about it...
    I feel the pressure of success FOR my family upon my shoulders!

    I HATE THIS, and feel powerless to change. The dreaded UNKNOWN....

    Any advice for what you did while waiting???:stone
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  3. by   CVnurse08
    Haven't been there yet but just take a deep breath and relax and do something really nice for yourself b/c I'm sure you won't have time for anything like that after you do get accepted to school.
  4. by   Jen2
    Lets see. We were supposed to get our letters after spring finals. My getting in depended on my chem grade. They day after my chem grade was posted I called the dean and told her I got a B+ in chem and would be waiting to get my letter. She nicely told me that there was about 200 other people in the same boat as me and wished me luck. I panicked and called the secretary of the program every day to find out what the hold up was and was just told that it was very competitive this year. I thought it was hopeless. After a week of calling the secretary, I was scheduled for an elective surgery that I had to have done to repair an old fracture of my foot. I went in for surgery and was so sick for a week that it was one of the last things on my mind. When I was finally well enough I checked my school e-mail and my acceptance letter was there the same day I had my surgery. I was still post-op so I couldn't jump for joy but screamed and cried. I'm not telling you to go and have surgery, but try to keep busy. Try starting a new project or crack open a good book. Just hang in there. I wish you the best of luck. Waiting is the pits. My fingers and toes are crossed for you.
  5. by   rnnurse2be
    Thanks,
    Some days its horrible, others I dont think much about it.
    I wish the waiting wasnt so dang long (waiting since April)!

    Im trying to keep busy. Im looking up info on Adoptions in Russia and a great book Ive been reading...

    I just HATE the wait (Im soooo patient!)
  6. by   fnimat1
    I cleanend my house until it couldn't be cleaned anymore....lol. I also read a novel. Now that I have to take the NET again next Tuesday....I'm afraid I'm going to be waiting again. Don't worry...I'm sure you'll get in.


    Hugs,
    Fatima (studying for her 2nd chance NET)
  7. by   2banurse
    Well, I can definitely understand where you are coming from. Unfortunately, on my end, I received the "not this year" letter. As they (the nursing department) received close to 300 applications for 80 spots, it is always those students that have completed all of their classes (prereqs) by the application date. In my case, unfortunately, I was only taking A&P1 at the time of the app.

    The only class I need to take is Micro which will be finished by the next application period. I feel pretty confident I will get in next fall.

    Wishing you luck!
    Kris
  8. by   Gator,SN
    2banurse,
    sorry to hear that you didn't get in this time.......
    Believe that all things happen for a reason, and when you are accepted, you will do great! (not to mention, only have nursing to concentrate on)

    It's their loss!

    Gator
  9. by   rnnurse2be
    Kris:
    Im sorry to hear that too. I think thats what I dread. Im pushing to get done because my family can then move forward. Dont get me wrong, they are very supportive and helping. But it seems like we are always saying "when mom gets done with school" or "sorry honey, mommy has school and we can buy that right now".
    I know I have put the pressure upon my own shoulders, but I can seem to take it off.

    Each day this week I have heart palpatations right before the mail man arrives. I get nerved up.... and it isnt there.....
    Then the next day its the same thing all over again! YUCK!

    We are supposed to receive the letters no later than July 15th...

    Then we have to wait until AUGUST 30th for placement. I swear, my summer off of school has been a nerved up nightmare.......

    )

    Kris, I hope you get in next time around!
  10. by   Momto2Boys
    Oh I hope you get that letter soon and good news too!!!
  11. by   rnnurse2be
    me too Momto2Boys, me too!!! Each day is one day closer.....
    I feel like I'll finally be able to BREATH after these letters get here...
    Hopefully I'll be singing "Oh happy Day....Ohhhh Happy Day"
  12. by   ggfifirn05
    Connie,

    Hang in there! I know the wait can be tough; I had to wait for 8 weeks to find out if I was accepted for my CC's Summer program...I wasn't. I was bummed out, but had an alternate plan ready to put into place, so I just kept on going, signed up for my last prereq and now this semester is almost over. I applied again mid-May for the Fall program, and should know if I've been accepted within the next two weeks. The timing will be much better for me and my family than the Summer program anyway, so it seems to be working out for the best. If, for some reason, I'm not accepted again, I have already decided to try again for the Spring program, keep taking classes toward my BSN, and apply to the CC in the next county also, to hedge my bets.

    But it is hard waiting to get that letter...that's all I can think about! Several of my classmates are waiting too, so we just commiserate (sp?) until we hear for sure...Good luck! I hope you hear soon!
  13. by   rnnurse2be
    Susan,
    Ohhhhh, its nice to see someout there in a panic like me!

    My DH, friends and family all keep telling me not to worry, and that I'll get in....but they dont know that for CERTAIN!!!!!

    Thats what drives me battttttttty! I hate the wait... and those that I know are waiting...dont care! No joke, they are like "oh.,..I forgot, when does it come again??" YAH RIGHT... I just may mug the mailman that day! :roll

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