Well, I'm about to leave the student nurse forum...

  1. Because I'm graduating and getting pinned Friday night!!!!!! :hatparty::mortarboard:I am so excited I can think of nothing else. I know I posted a similar post a couple of weeks ago but it's so close now and I'm both happy and sad. Now what? lol I'm going to miss my friends (and school, ironically) so much. I went back to college at 29 years old with 4 boys and a husband, along the way my 4 y/o son got leukemia and is in complete remission and now I am graduating and although I've thought this is the worst year I've ever had, it's really all I can ask for isn't it?

    I did it. I actually accomplished one of my goals in life, one of the biggest goals. It's more than becoming a nurse to me....it's everything. Proving myself, setting an example to my children, pushing through all the bad no matter how difficult. I am proof that anything is possible if you want something bad enough. I am proud. Proud of my family who has supported me whole heartedly, my classmates who drudged through this with me, proud of myself.

    A school friend of mine and I made a video/slideshow for our pinning and I think it's great. It's really all about friendship. If you'd like to see if you can check it it out on my blog. (Check my stats for the address).
    Anyway..I just had to share my elation, trepidation and excitement.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. :Santa5:
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   shock-me-sane
    congrats!
  4. by   EricJRN
    Congrats, Soulshine! Welcome to the next phase.
  5. by   RainDreamer
    Ohh I can just hear all the excitement in your post. Congratulations!!!!!
  6. by   love-d-OR
    Congratulations!!!!
  7. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from SoulShine75
    Because I'm graduating and getting pinned Friday night!!!!!! :hatparty::mortarboard:I am so excited I can think of nothing else. I know I posted a similar post a couple of weeks ago but it's so close now and I'm both happy and sad. Now what? lol I'm going to miss my friends (and school, ironically) so much. I went back to college at 29 years old with 4 boys and a husband, along the way my 4 y/o son got leukemia and is in complete remission and now I am graduating and although I've thought this is the worst year I've ever had, it's really all I can ask for isn't it?

    I did it. I actually accomplished one of my goals in life, one of the biggest goals. It's more than becoming a nurse to me....it's everything. Proving myself, setting an example to my children, pushing through all the bad no matter how difficult. I am proof that anything is possible if you want something bad enough. I am proud. Proud of my family who has supported me whole heartedly, my classmates who drudged through this with me, proud of myself.

    A school friend of mine and I made a video/slideshow for our pinning and I think it's great. It's really all about friendship. If you'd like to see if you can check it it out on my blog. (Check my stats for the address).
    Anyway..I just had to share my elation, trepidation and excitement.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. :Santa5:
    Congrats! I know how wonderful you must feel and glad your little boy is doing ok!
  8. by   catzy5
    Quote from SoulShine75
    Because I'm graduating and getting pinned Friday night!!!!!! :hatparty::mortarboard:I am so excited I can think of nothing else. I know I posted a similar post a couple of weeks ago but it's so close now and I'm both happy and sad. Now what? lol I'm going to miss my friends (and school, ironically) so much. I went back to college at 29 years old with 4 boys and a husband, along the way my 4 y/o son got leukemia and is in complete remission and now I am graduating and although I've thought this is the worst year I've ever had, it's really all I can ask for isn't it?

    I did it. I actually accomplished one of my goals in life, one of the biggest goals. It's more than becoming a nurse to me....it's everything. Proving myself, setting an example to my children, pushing through all the bad no matter how difficult. I am proof that anything is possible if you want something bad enough. I am proud. Proud of my family who has supported me whole heartedly, my classmates who drudged through this with me, proud of myself.

    A school friend of mine and I made a video/slideshow for our pinning and I think it's great. It's really all about friendship. If you'd like to see if you can check it it out on my blog. (Check my stats for the address).
    Anyway..I just had to share my elation, trepidation and excitement.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. :Santa5:

    Congratulations your a true inspiration!!! I am just starting nursing school in January and love reading things like this!

    I am so happy to hear about your son too, continued prayers for him and your whole family that he stays healthy! What a great year for you!!!

    best wishes.

    Catherine
  9. by   nurz2be
    Quote from SoulShine75
    Because I'm graduating and getting pinned Friday night!!!!!! :hatparty::mortarboard:I am so excited I can think of nothing else. I know I posted a similar post a couple of weeks ago but it's so close now and I'm both happy and sad. Now what? lol I'm going to miss my friends (and school, ironically) so much. I went back to college at 29 years old with 4 boys and a husband, along the way my 4 y/o son got leukemia and is in complete remission and now I am graduating and although I've thought this is the worst year I've ever had, it's really all I can ask for isn't it?

    I did it. I actually accomplished one of my goals in life, one of the biggest goals. It's more than becoming a nurse to me....it's everything. Proving myself, setting an example to my children, pushing through all the bad no matter how difficult. I am proof that anything is possible if you want something bad enough. I am proud. Proud of my family who has supported me whole heartedly, my classmates who drudged through this with me, proud of myself.

    A school friend of mine and I made a video/slideshow for our pinning and I think it's great. It's really all about friendship. If you'd like to see if you can check it it out on my blog. (Check my stats for the address).
    Anyway..I just had to share my elation, trepidation and excitement.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. :Santa5:

    First, let me say I am happy that your son is in remission. Next, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Finally, I think your fellow classmates will love the video. Especially you putting the family pics in it. Family gets us into and through so much.
    Again, CONGRATS
  10. by   Daytonite
    Good luck to you, kiddo. You're learning, however, is not going to stop. In fact, a new era of learning is just beginning. You still may need to access some of the information on the stickys in the student forums. New concerns will now be organizing and prioritizing your time at your new job and mastering skills you only got a few chances to do (if at all) in nursing school.

    Congratulations and good luck in your first job. :smiley_aa
  11. by   suzy253
    You did it! Heartfelt congratulations to you!!!
  12. by   Alternator81
    Thats so awesome! Congratulations!
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from soulshine75
    because i'm graduating and getting pinned friday night!!!!!!
    [font="georgia"]congratulations!!!!!

    :d :smiley_aa
  14. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from thecommuter
    congratulations!!!!!

    :d :smiley_aa

    thank you, thank you, thank you everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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