I have taken my last final today. I am so excited I could.... well, do something. I can't believe that after 4 years myself and my family will not be held hostage anymore. I told an instructor today I would NOT recommend nursing school to anyone. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. The hours of lecture and labs SUCK, the hours spent in clinical standing around waiting for something to happen SUCK and the disorganization SUCKS. I love nursing but I hate the education that I had to endure to complete this program. I had to work mostly full time while in school and last semester I was on chemo for 6 months (all better now) along with having a new baby born in Oct 05, who I am eternally grateful to spend my life with. Went through 3 jobs and bought a new house. God we have been through alot now that I have it in front of me. I am looking forward to "real world nursing".
I didn't mean for this to be this long... just wanted to say HURRAY!
Congratulations. To date nursing school remains the hardest things I've ever done. The "real world" is a piece of cake. Good luck!
Here's how it goes.......the "Horray I'm graduated!!!" posts. The "I just took NCLEX and am I'm sure I failed" posts. The "I passed NCLEX!!" posts. The " I'm a new nurse and I hate nursing, nursing school didn't prepare me and I feel do dumb and inadequate, and why do nurses eat their young"posts!.
Gotta love this time of year.
Seriously, I hope your journey into nursing is a smooth and happy one.
Last edit by Tweety on Apr 25, '07