the little pre-nursing student that could....I know I can, I know I can

  1. I guess its my turn, in 10 days I take the dreaded NLN-RN pre-entrance exam. I have been studying for it on and off for the past two months. Im not comfortable with any of it.

    This, my friends is it, this is the test that is going to make or break me. I am trying very very hard to remain calm and not freak out but i went from 2 months to 10 days in the blink of an eye....what the heck?!!!!

    I keep trying to envision myself passing this test with a 90+ percentile. I try to envision myself breathing a sigh of relief that I passed. I am trying to envision that phone call I will get from the nursing program inviting me to come in for an interview. I am trying to envision my reaction when I get that acceptance letter and when I post on this very forum that I got in.

    On the other hand, those other dark visions creep into my head, like failing the test, my phone never ringing for an interview, and the rejection letter that says, "hell no you not coming here!"

    It took me a long time to get to a point where I have found something that I really want, ive been through medicine, pharmacy, social work, publishing, editing, to just wanting to throw in the towel and say screw it, im gonna live in a shack on a beach on an island in the middle of nowhere and sleep on a hammock.

    Anyone else out there, spring/summer/Fall 07 future hanging in the balance?
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  3. by   opradiva
    Quote from mystiqx
    I guess its my turn, in 10 days I take the dreaded NLN-RN pre-entrance exam. I have been studying for it on and off for the past two months. Im not comfortable with any of it.

    This, my friends is it, this is the test that is going to make or break me. I am trying very very hard to remain calm and not freak out but i went from 2 months to 10 days in the blink of an eye....what the heck?!!!!

    I keep trying to envision myself passing this test with a 90+ percentile. I try to envision myself breathing a sigh of relief that I passed. I am trying to envision that phone call I will get from the nursing program inviting me to come in for an interview. I am trying to envision my reaction when I get that acceptance letter and when I post on this very forum that I got in.

    On the other hand, those other dark visions creep into my head, like failing the test, my phone never ringing for an interview, and the rejection letter that says, "hell no you not coming here!"

    It took me a long time to get to a point where I have found something that I really want, ive been through medicine, pharmacy, social work, publishing, editing, to just wanting to throw in the towel and say screw it, im gonna live in a shack on a beach on an island in the middle of nowhere and sleep on a hammock.

    Anyone else out there, spring/summer/Fall 07 future hanging in the balance?

    I totally understand where you are coming from. You feel like one slip up could mean the end of a dream, or the set back of a dream, which to me seems just as bad. All we can do is try our very best, and then let it go. It won't help the situation to stress about it. Worrying does you absolutely no good. Just put your best foot forward, give it your best shot, and whatever the outcome, you can look at yourself and say you gave it your all.

    I'm shooting for an ADN program, but there aren't many in my area. I think this is what scares me, because I basically have two shots at getting in, and that's it. I either make it, or I don't. Yeah, I totally understand where you are coming from. :uhoh21: Just study, work hard, and eventually you will get to where you want to go!
  4. by   Cheri234
    I don't know what I'd do if I had to take the NLN, I stress out over even the least important exams and quizzes! I wish you lots and lots of good luck!!!
  5. by   shippoRN
    Thanks! I'll definately need all the good luck vibes I can get. Its definately stressful, especially since I only applied to this one program, i sorta put all of my eggs in one basket....
  6. by   elby812
    Hey, I totally know what your going through. I just took the NAT which I guess is probably similar to the test you have to take. I did good and suprisingly I think the thing that helped me most was trying to keep a positive attitude.
    I turned in my application yesterday so now I just have to wait, wait, wait. So now, even though I know I should get in, I still can't help but having those little "what if" situations pop into my head.
    Good luck. I'm sure you'll do just fine. We just have to hang in there!!

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