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I did it!!!

  1. 32 This is a success story for me, it may not sound all that impressive for others though.

    I have never completed anything since finishing high school. I started many different degrees and just never found one I clicked with, all the while know what it was a wanted to do.

    Then I applied for nursing, and I forgot about it. I was surprised when I recieved the acceptance letter. I decided to defer for 12 months to save a little money and get ready as it had been a while since I had done any study by then.
    So 12 months later I sat in the nursing lecture theatre for my introduction and orientation lecture.

    Fast forward 4 years, another baby, and here I am today, not only completed my degree, but I am now a registered nurse with a new grad job starting in a week.

    I can't believe how it feels to know that I have finished something. I am a graduate. I am a registered nurse. In the beginning I used to fantasise about what it would be like, but then as I got into the degree, I focused on completing each subject rather than looking too far ahead.

    I just can't believe that I am actually here. I am so happy, and proud of the massive achievement. Nursing is hard work. It requires a lot of knoweldge and expert clinical skills, interpersonal, intuition, professional skills.

    I just wish my mum who was also a RN, was alive today to see this.
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    About Michelle123

    Michelle123 has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg, ED, ortho, urology'. From 'NSW'; 35 Years Old; Joined Jul '05; Posts: 173; Likes: 90.

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  3. Visit  DestinedRN09 profile page
  4. Visit  Blindsided profile page
    You're the bomb! Bet your mom is there in spirit and so proud of you
  5. Visit  realnursealso/LPN profile page
    I am very happy for you! Congratulations
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  6. Visit  TPfan24 profile page
    Congratulations and good luck in your new job!
    PurpleLVN likes this.
  7. Visit  BSN75 profile page
    You go girl!!
    PurpleLVN likes this.
  8. Visit  Nurse Connie profile page
    That is absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!!
    PurpleLVN likes this.
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  10. Visit  Goldensoul profile page
    I'm in the same situation....went to undergrad right after highschool, never finished...then a few jobs etc then got into Nursing school and fast forward to today- I graduate May 2010!!!! Wish my mommy was alive to see it too (who was an RN as well!!) Gives me hope!! =D
    N1colina and PurpleLVN like this.
  11. Visit  HM2VikingRN profile page
    Your mother knows that you made it.....Congratulations....
    PurpleLVN likes this.
  12. Visit  Lonestarrn02 profile page
    congrats to you:redpinkhe. We all understand what a tremendous accomplishment you have achieved.

    Your Mother would be especially proud of you
    PurpleLVN likes this.
  13. Visit  Katie5 profile page
    Your post just makes me want to cry. So many congrats to you. Hugs for you
  14. Visit  S.N. Visit profile page
    Congrats to you, RN!