As educators, no words of encouragement lift our spirits higher than a note from a former student about his or her successes in the wonderful career of nursing.
I thought I would share a recent letter (with permission from my former student, of course):
I would like to inform you that I passed NCLEX! Starting the exam with the expectation of 265 questions I was shocked, confident, doubtful, and relieved when the computer shut off after 75 questions. While answering questions I tried to not determine the difficulty of the questions, I just tried to utilize all my critical thinking skills learned. I can truly say, though the journey was difficult, that college of nursing prepared me well to show the world I know just enough and to begin as a practicing nurse. I am proud when i inform others that I am a graduate because that degree was earned with lots of studying, tears and prayers. Coupled with studying, doing practice questions, and praying i would like to share with you a poem I read daily...
Did is a word
Won't is a word
Might is a word
Can't is a word
Ought is a word
Try is a word
Will is a word
Can is a word
I believe that you love your career and life and when love and skill work together one should expect a masterpiece. "an educator affects eternity; she can never tell where her influences stop." -henry adams