Still walking around in shock....now that I'm a graduate nurse!

  1. Finals are over...got my grades two As and one B...exit interview was yesterday. I'm one of only six that made it out of a starting class of 20. Now all I need to do is take my boards and find an RN position. I'm pregnant and due in July so I will take boards before baby but I will keep my LPN position until my maternity leave is completed because I don't think I will have much luck finding anything in this condition.

    Wow can't believe it's all over I've been breaking my neck for over two years and just like that I'm done. I already got my work schedule changed so no more weekend doubles for me (praise God!!!) and I feel lazy because all I have to do now is work. I'm in shock over here and I don't know what to do with myself. I've been cleaning the house little by little...cooked dinner last night and I've started reading a non-nursing book. I had the luxury of making my toddler a nice hot breakfast and then I sat down with her to watch sesame street while I combed her hair out. A pretty big change from the bowel of instant oatmeal she is used to and no more O.K mommy's off to school let's say bye bye she is used to. When she wakes from her nap we will go to the mall with grandma and do a little shopping.

    This is how normal people live right?

    This is a strange feeling...I feel like I should have been debriefed or sent to some sort of half-way house before I was released back to the general population.

    Good luck to all the LPN to RN...what a trip it has been!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   flightnurse2b
    congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck on your boards!!!
  4. by   I got in 09
    Congrats!!! Good job.
  5. by   youngandnursing
    Quote from Bx_RN2B

    Wow can't believe it's all over I've been breaking my neck for over two years and just like that I'm done. I already got my work schedule changed so no more weekend doubles for me (praise God!!!) and I feel lazy because all I have to do now is work. I'm in shock over here and I don't know what to do with myself. I've been cleaning the house little by little...cooked dinner last night and I've started reading a non-nursing book. I had the luxury of making my toddler a nice hot breakfast and then I sat down with her to watch sesame street while I combed her hair out. A pretty big change from the bowel of instant oatmeal she is used to and no more O.K mommy's off to school let's say bye bye she is used to. When she wakes from her nap we will go to the mall with grandma and do a little shopping.

    This is how normal people live right?

    This is a strange feeling...I feel like I should have been debriefed or sent to some sort of half-way house before I was released back to the general population.

    Good luck to all the LPN to RN...what a trip it has been!
    Haha! Man! I can't wait until I get done with my BSN. I often wonder what I will do with myself when "all I have to do is work!" haha! I love it!
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Congratulations!

    I'm assured that you'll ace the NCLEX on the first attempt.
  7. by   sbyr43
    I know what you mean. I am graduating next month and it feels great. I can not wait to get back to work full time and not have my nose buried in a book all the time. Congratulations to you.
  8. by   natrgrrl
    Good job! School is tough and now you have to reprogram your brain not to worry that an assignment is due or that you should be studying for a test. Relax and enjoy your baby.
  9. by   GPatty
    Awesome! And congrats (on RN AND baby!)
  10. by   shelbee1084
    wow that is awesome! I don't know if I could work, go to school full time, raise a child, and have one on the way without being sent to a psychiatric hospital! I'm sure it feels amazing to be finished! I'm just starting out...I start nursing school(LPN) on june 29th! luckily, i'm not going to work while in school. I also have a child at home. He is almost 8 months old so I'm hoping that the lack of attention from me for the next few years will not be remembered since he is still so young....congrats!!
  11. by   Domina
    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   cindy13065
    Congrats on your graduation and the new baby. I graduated May 9th and will take the NCLEX on June 10th. I can not honestly say I have had much time to develop shock with all the hospital orientation, study groups and NCLEX reveiws. But I am very much looking forward to returning to the working world.
  13. by   MystCheli
    Congratulations, make up for the two years you devoted to school and all the sacrifizes that came with it. Have fun get enough rest because you will have another battle to give in July, hope everything goes well and ends soon. Good luck on your boards!!
  14. by   star.crush
    I can only imagine its a great feeling that it is finally over. I just went to my friend's graduation in May , and she got her Masters in Social work . I pictured myself graduating at my friend's graduation. I know its a good feeling. Congrats !
    Last edit by star.crush on Jun 8, '09 : Reason: misspelling

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Still walking around in shock....now that I'm a graduate nurse!