After 20 years dreaming about this and the last 6 months going through the admission process at my school - I finally take the Nursing Entrance Exam Tuesday Night. Judging by the 200 page study guide I've been going over - it's going to be a doozie!!!
For some reason at age "42" I'm much better at studying and retaining information than when I was younger - maybe because so much is riding on this. I bought a Biology Crash Course book and read the entire thing in one night - I was shocked at how much more interesting it all was now than when I was taking it in high school and college years ago. Gee, who knew a Biology book could be such a "page-turner"?
I took the sample test in the book and did really well on everything except Chemistry - never took many chemistry courses, so I'll just do the best I can on that part of the exam. The last 6 months have been really stressful - sort of like living in limbo. I wish after the exam as you're walking out they'd just say - you're in or you're out. It would be so much less painful that way than waiting another month to find out where you stand.
Anway, I want to join the rest of you in the Class of 2006 and will do my very best on Tuesday - it's my only shot at the exam this year. I spent 6 years in the Navy working on the Wards and absolutely loved it - found my true calling. I know in my Heart I have what it takes to be a Great Nurse - just have to be one of the lucky ones to get a slot for the Fall.
Please send some good thoughts my way - Thank You, SusanNC - Future RN