My School is Gone!

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    I was supposed to start the semester yesterday. I was supposed to graduate in May with my FNP. My school is in New Orleans. I have no school to go back to. I know most schools will only accept 12 hr graduate transfer hours. I have only 10hrs left to graduate from the program I was in.

    I wonder what will happen now?
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    Sorry about what you are going thru right now..........I am sure that arrangements will be made for you to finsih, but I would currently be more concerned with everything else going on down there right now.............
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    So very sorry for what's happening to you right now. Down here in South Florida, last year we thought that we weren't going to have a semester left following three hurricanes. That experience can't possibly compare to all that you and your neighbors and school mates are going through right now but I remember feeling very unsettled. I hope your family is ok.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry about what you are going thru right now..........I am sure that arrangements will be made for you to finsih, but I would currently be more concerned with everything else going on down there right now.............
    I agree 100%, and I will be assisting FEMA with the rescue efforts going on, really looking forward to seeing all the dead bodies floating in the water. SInce this is a nsg graduate student forum I only posted the loss of my educational future, which really is insignificant in light of things. But non the less, I felt the need to talk about. I really cannot mention this "trivial" concern to anyone around here, because of course they would think the same as you. In fact, I have so many losses right now I don't think you would even comprehend.

    Please forgive me if I sounded insensitive posting such a trivial problem.

    Thank you for your support.
    Last edit by glascow on Aug 30, '05
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    Am so sorry for your losses! I can't imagine!
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    Quote from glascow
    I agree 100%, and I will be assisting FEMA with the rescue efforts going on, really looking forward to seeing all the dead bodies floating in the water. SInce this is a nsg graduate student forum I only posted the loss of my educational future, which really is insignificant in light of things. But non the less, I felt the need to talk about. I really cannot mention this "trivial" concern to anyone around here, because of course they would think the same as you. In fact, I have so many losses right now I don't think you would even comprehend.

    Please forgive me if I sounded insensitive posting such a trivial problem.

    Thank you for your support.

    You shouldn't apologize. The hurricane affected a lot of people daily lives and it's very frustrating and not selfish at all to talk about it.

    Good luck to you.
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    Quote from glascow
    I agree 100%, and I will be assisting FEMA with the rescue efforts going on, really looking forward to seeing all the dead bodies floating in the water. SInce this is a nsg graduate student forum I only posted the loss of my educational future, which really is insignificant in light of things. But non the less, I felt the need to talk about. I really cannot mention this "trivial" concern to anyone around here, because of course they would think the same as you. In fact, I have so many losses right now I don't think you would even comprehend.

    Please forgive me if I sounded insensitive posting such a trivial problem.

    Thank you for your support.
    Tragedy is Tragedy...plain and simple...people need to talk about what is on their minds and what is important. This is important to you so please don't apologize. Please accept my condolences for all that you have lost. I can only imagine. My family's prayers are with you and ALL that have lost someone or something due to the hurricane. May God bless you and keep you strong. Feel free to talk about whatever you need to without apologies..
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    I live 135 miles from New Orleans, so I have not lost my home and all my possessions. I did drive to New Orleans every Monday and spent 8 hours in class with all of my classmates, most who lived in NO. In May it will have been 3 yrs I have known these people and have become very close to them. Working on many projects together and spending hours on the phone with them. We are a very tight knit class, 18 of us. I know for certain that 2 stayed in NO to "ride out the storm." I talked to them 3 times Sunday, pleading with them to come to my house. They assured me they would be OK. I have not heard from them since. I know for certain that 2 are still in NO working at the hospital, 4 evacuated and are safe in other states. No one knows about the other classmates, whether they stayed or evacuated.

    I am watching the news and rescues looking for my friends. It is surreal. Our town has opened a refugee center and currently have 2000 people there. It is a unimaginable. I have been crying all day and I guess having a pity party for myself. I suppose I am being selfish worrying about my nursing education. But it is something I have worked very hard for and it is a loss that compounds everything else going on Louisiana, but definitely pales in comparison to what my friends have lost.

    The latest coverage says rescuers are pushing dead bodies out of the way to try to find survivors. My friend sent me this email a couple of hours ago from the hospital:


    I am working at Ochsner since Sunday, riding out the storm was not fun, but we are all alive and well,
    we have over 560 families and depandants caregivers here, and over 400 plus patient, and expecting more and 200 per day in our ED, we are on two generators, lost one, lost both boilers, lots of roof damage , lots of glass broken, no airconditioner, plumbing is iffy. but compared to Charity and Tulane, we are in Fabulous shape, we took all of Charity's vent patients as they have no power and are flooded....the water is rising 2 inches every hour, so more damage to come. we have trucks coming in with supplies and are still trying to get more shipped in, and meds shipped in as we are running low fast...
    Will be here working for the duration, until we can get Stage B staff in....nurses etc will be needed....
    They are bringin 14 DMAT units into the city to handle triage and tx non hospitalized patients.....it is worst than the Towers Tragedy as far as devastation

    we dont expect power for months, and schools have announced 3 month closure....
    stay safe everybody

    Here is another email I got today:

    Hello, everyone. I am in BR at a friends home without power with my family. I am on the LSU campus for the time being with my daughter so have access to the web temporarily. This is terrible and I know I am in better shape than many of you reading this. For now, I have no information on the status of my home in Slidell, but will let everyone know on this list when I hear something. If anyone reading this keeps rental property in lower Mississippi or surrounding New Orleans parishes, I'm guessing we are going to need something soon, family of four. There are going to be several NP families that will need a place to stay I'm guessing, so keep us in mind. Best of luck to everyone, and stay in touch.
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    ((((glascow))))
    I dont' think that you are being selfish.
    To be that close to reaching your goal and have tragedy strike is terrible.

    Also, I know that when I have a tragedy or near tragedy occur, I often focus on what others might consider insignificant, because my mind cannot
    emotionally handle the ramifications of "THE BIG PICTURE". I know others that do the same, and it's not selfish, it's a coping mechanism.

    I pray that you're classmates and friends have weathered the storm.Not knowing and having no way to contact is emotionally wrenching.
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    Unfortunately, I have been in disasters as well...........
    I am sure that arrangements will be made for you to finish your schooling, there are just other things with more of a priority. Take care of yourself and family and firends first.........things will get tsken care of, they always do. But school should be the least of your worries right now.


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