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!
Apr 25, '07
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