after 2 years on the waitlist I finally made it. I start the nursing program at Kirkwood in January.
It's been a really frustrating journey for me. I started off at the University of Missouri and spent 2 years goofing off and really screwing myself over. I did not live in a dorm and one of my roomates was an alcoholic who, soon after I left, was kicked out of school.
After coming to Kirkwood my grades flourished and I excelled. I had a few transfer credits from Mizzou but I did most of my stuff here at Kirkwood (A&P, developmental psych, etc . . .). I started here in the fall of '06, had most of my classes done by the following year and I sat on the waitlist, well, waiting. I took all the classes I could to pass the time and keep loans from hitting me. I took some really fun classes like Audio Recording (my brother owns and operates his own recording studio at Indiana University) so I had fun while waiting.
I finally ran out of stuff to take so I laid out this semester and I got a nice job working as a tech at a pharmacy. I didn't have the certifications to get a job at a hospital which is what I really wanted.
So anyway, here I am! I start the program in January and I could not be happier to FINALLY see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Any other kirkwood students either in the program now or going into it? If you are in the program and don't mind sparing the time, I wouldn't mind knowing what to expect from the teachers, classes, etc . . .