Stalking the email, the mailbox, the mail truck, the college website - page 2

by lorirn2b

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So the waiting for the letter was torturous. You know that feeling....... I woke up anxious, I went to bed anxious, I dreamed of showing up for my first day at nursing school naked and being told "Go home, you so obviously do NOT... Read More


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    Quote from ruby1989
    Books, books, books! Lucky you! I so badly want to get mine. They're probably at the bookstore, but I have to wait for my loan to kick in before I can purchase them. I remember before I got accepted I was scoping out the bookstore and looked through the nursing books they had. I must had been standing there reading for 15 minutes or so until someone asked if I needed help finding something. I kept thinking, I wish I did!

    Haha, it's funny how nursing puts irrational fear and anxiety into all of us! I kept thinking crazy things like, what if the postal workers accidentally lose my letter with all my paperwork? What if the mailman delivers it to the wrong building?

    My irrational fear was warranted, however, with the e-mail! I kept worrying, what if somehow my campus e-mail doesn't work? I had the campus mail forwarded to my normal e-mail and received the nursing info on orientation and scheduling. Guess what? I'm still receiving generic campus related mail with the campus mail, but the important nursing e-mail never has yet to arrive in my campus mail. I'm so glad I'm paranoid and changed it!

    So sometimes being crazy is warranted . Don't feel so bad!
    That's so funny, you are so right! We are all in pretty much the same boat! But some people have moved so far ahead and now all they are doing is waiting for school to start! I don't know of any other programs where the students are so driven, maybe med school, but we nursing students for the most part just can't wait to get underway in this journey. We work so hard on pre reqs, and then co reqs, if you are like me and you didn't get in when you first applied...... I'm just not used to having a summer off. It's making me a little looney tunes. I have a job but the hours available are so few and far between. So now you have scared me half to death with that email story! OMG...... see? I know my dream tonight will consist of me opening my dozens of email accounts looking for that elusive email to no avail, and I will miss orientation and get kicked out of the program!
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    I'm laughing because your post is hilarious, but I know exactly what you are saying. I start in the fall as well.

    They (the school) said I would hear by such and such a date of my acceptance or rejection. The day came and went, and of course I was checking for that letter anxiously every single day. Then they said they were having some issues, so I would hear by another such and such a date. Finally I got my acceptance letter!

    I did get all the info about the background check and immunizations and registering for classes, so I am done with all of that. All that is left is a drug test. I haven't been told anything about orientation, and, yeah, that worries me a little.

    I think our problem with waiting is that, for us, this is one of the biggest ventures we've ever set out on, so right now we're just so wrapped up in all of it. For the school, though, this is a regular, routine process. Not that they don't care, but they aren't jumping up and down excitedly or biting their fingernails off anxiously like we are. They have their system, and they'll let us know what we are supposed to do when we're supposed to do it.

    As for the dreams... I have a recurring nightmare of battling never-ending stoplights and getting to class super late only to find out it's test day and I didn't even know about it or study for it (I've had this same dream since I started college two years ago), so I'm with you on that one.
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    I just wanted to post to tell you all that 3 years ago when I started nursing school I was the same way. Every semester I would be excited to have one class done but so ready to start the next one. Until the last couple of semesters. Then I just wanted to be done. The time comes and goes so fast. One day I was a student at the college looking at all the nursing students walking in their scrubs and wishing so much I could be one. Then wishing so much I could be finishing my last class and graduating.
    Enjoy your time as a student and try to soak up as much as you can. But also try to take time out for yourself also. Nursing school is hard and stressful! When you have a break even if it is just a small holiday break, try to do some things that make you happy. As nice as it sounds to get ahead on school work, it is possible to burn yourself out. My last semester I was so tired of being in school all the time and all the papers and clinicals and everything else I wondered if I would even make it through the semester. But I did and actually took my NCLEX-RN yesterday. Stopped at 75 questions. Hopefully I will find out tomorrow by quick results that I passed.
    I am rambling. Anyway enjoy your time in school but taking time out for yourself is very important too. I wish you all the best of luck in your new endeavor!
    pcolastudent and i♥words like this.
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    "but could this be guilt from when I was in fourth grade and went into the neighbors unlocked garage to the refrigerator they kept there and ate a whole box of Krispy Kremes?)"

    I wondered where those Krispy Kremes went to. The cops take theft of donuts a serious offense.
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    Quote from Don1984
    "but could this be guilt from when I was in fourth grade and went into the neighbors unlocked garage to the refrigerator they kept there and ate a whole box of Krispy Kremes?)"

    I wondered where those Krispy Kremes went to. The cops take theft of donuts a serious offense.
    Darn it! I knew that would haunt me eventually! I felt so guilty after nabbing the donuts that I took their poodle to my house a few days later and gave him a haircut....... free of charge! It was hideous.
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    Quote from FloridaBoundLPN
    I just wanted to post to tell you all that 3 years ago when I started nursing school I was the same way. Every semester I would be excited to have one class done but so ready to start the next one. Until the last couple of semesters. Then I just wanted to be done. The time comes and goes so fast. One day I was a student at the college looking at all the nursing students walking in their scrubs and wishing so much I could be one. Then wishing so much I could be finishing my last class and graduating.
    Enjoy your time as a student and try to soak up as much as you can. But also try to take time out for yourself also. Nursing school is hard and stressful! When you have a break even if it is just a small holiday break, try to do some things that make you happy. As nice as it sounds to get ahead on school work, it is possible to burn yourself out. My last semester I was so tired of being in school all the time and all the papers and clinicals and everything else I wondered if I would even make it through the semester. But I did and actually took my NCLEX-RN yesterday. Stopped at 75 questions. Hopefully I will find out tomorrow by quick results that I passed.
    I am rambling. Anyway enjoy your time in school but taking time out for yourself is very important too. I wish you all the best of luck in your new endeavor!
    Thank you for some perspective! I need it! And AWESOME on your NCLEX, I'm sure you did great if it shut off at 75 questions!!!!
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    Quote from wordsofmymouth
    I'm laughing because your post is hilarious, but I know exactly what you are saying. I start in the fall as well.

    They (the school) said I would hear by such and such a date of my acceptance or rejection. The day came and went, and of course I was checking for that letter anxiously every single day. Then they said they were having some issues, so I would hear by another such and such a date. Finally I got my acceptance letter!

    I did get all the info about the background check and immunizations and registering for classes, so I am done with all of that. All that is left is a drug test. I haven't been told anything about orientation, and, yeah, that worries me a little.

    I think our problem with waiting is that, for us, this is one of the biggest ventures we've ever set out on, so right now we're just so wrapped up in all of it. For the school, though, this is a regular, routine process. Not that they don't care, but they aren't jumping up and down excitedly or biting their fingernails off anxiously like we are. They have their system, and they'll let us know what we are supposed to do when we're supposed to do it.

    As for the dreams... I have a recurring nightmare of battling never-ending stoplights and getting to class super late only to find out it's test day and I didn't even know about it or study for it (I've had this same dream since I started college two years ago), so I'm with you on that one.
    Good points all! Especially the reminder that this is just routine stuff for the school, they have tons of things to do to get their fall class ready so I just need a lesson in patience. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from LoriKiersteadMattis
    But don't you need what they call a package code for Certified background?
    Yes. Then it gives you the price. Mine was $102 for the background, drug test, and place to upload my documents.
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    Yep, and save a copy of EVERYTHING you submit to your school with the date, time and where/who you dropped it off/emailed it too and keep it handy. Hopefully your school is more organized and connected than mine was. .
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    Quote from Lollipops
    You are quite an entertaining writer! Good luck and congrats! I start in August as well.
    Haha I was thinking the same thing!!!


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