Bipolar Nurse Hoping to Open Awareness of Mental Illness - page 6

Hello everyone, I am new to the site and have chosen to join simply because of a previous post about mental illness and incredibly insulting comments that followed. I am posting a thread about this... Read More

  1. by   captain_serenity
    Hello everyone, update its been about 2 years since I've gotten arrested with the felony charge on resisting arrest by force while manic I've been stable for 2 years now my charge got dropped to a misdemeanor and now I am able to start the nursing program I have to pass the entrance exam first and then go through a background check. I know my issues are going to come up so I'm going to have to go before the Board of Nursing and tell them about my situation. Today I go to Kaplan College to the information session to find out about the curriculum, how much school costs and what not. I have the Veterans Affairs in my corner to help me pay for school, I just need to pass the entrance exam. I know I will pass the exam it's just a matter of the BON letting me in. Thanks.
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    Good to see you back again! I'm glad your life has taken a turn for the better.
  3. by   captain_serenity
    Hi everyone. This Thursday is do or die. I take the KTP entrance exam for Kaplan College. I took it twice three years ago but did not make the cut. I also passed the entrance exam for Carrington College in 2013, but if you have read the threads, you will see that I never went. I am really nervous about this test, I have been tutoring in math since it is not my strongest subject. Anyway,I can only take the test twice in a 12-month cycle so I am praying that I make it. I am tired of using the VA and want to make my own money as well as something of myself to be proud of. Please send me good vibes, love and light!! Thanks for reading.....
  4. by   vintagemother
    I just wanted to add my support, and empathy to the Original Poster. I am a nurse and also have been dx with a Mental Health Illness.

    /I feel like I'm coming out of the closet/

    Love the support from AN though.

    And I hope, that by all of us nurses and nurses to be disclosing our health challenges, we will help to create a more tolerant society of nurses.