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When I get real down, I either go to the 6th floor (nursing floor) of my college and just peak in the windows and walk around or I come here to allnurses.
I did something similar to the above poster last semester. I was rejected and facing several exams and quizzes while attending classes, where some of the students in my classes (including one of my lab partners) was recently accepted.
I heard about his/her plans to move forward in nursing education including up coming activities, in which I could not participate. Many times I felt like I was standing still when I should be joining them.
This feeling was especially salient because of other rejected students. Many of whom pointed out (because of anger and sadness) that there is no guarantee I will eventually be accepted. Whereas those students who had been accepted had a letter stating that he/she could move forward in his/her nursing education.
So, some days when I had class and I was a little down afterward, I walked over to the empty nursing class rooms and peeked-in. I always pictured myself sitting in those rooms taking notes and participating in lively discussions.
On other days, I walked over to the area where nursing students went to class and labs and watched them enter their classroom. Sometimes I watched from afar and imagined myself doing the same thing within a year. Other times I would chat with a few of them since I knew at least one in the group.
The conversations we had were designed for me to get a feel for them as individual students. I really enjoyed speaking to the few students that were considered to be the top of the class.
These conversations were a reminder that there is NOTHING more special about nursing students then me. Plus, I learned that I have what it takes to succeed since many of the successful students seem to have similar personalities.
I was also reminded that my time will come. I will eventually be accepted and able to complete my education. Especially since there is no reason I can not be one of them some day.
So, Taylor do not worry. Stay focused, do whatever it takes to remind yourself that you too can become a student nurse, and continue to press forward. By the way, there is a benefit to waiting. The more classes you finish before starting the program, the less you have to take while attending the program. At the rate I am going, I will not have any courses outside of Nursing courses while attending either the ADN or RN-BSN programs, unlike other students. Good luck.