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About to graduate!

sroberts3 sroberts3 (New) New

Graduation is a super exciting time and a month ago I was absolutely overcome with excitement! Now, I am just under two weeks away but I am coming down with a serious case of the blues. Anybody else???

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Congratulations! I remember feeling a letdown just after graduation. Most of us in my class really liked each other and we had been through a rigorous program, and so it was hard to say goodbye. (I was moving out of state, so no working with fellow classmates.) But think -- no more nursing school assignments!!! :) And now you'll be enjoying the fruits of your years of labor.

Yes, I'm just now getting over my post school blues actually.

I finished last Monday and was crazy excited. Then, we had pinning on Wednesday, and all of a sudden I felt super irritable and upset, but I couldn't figure out why. After thinking about it for a bit, I realized I was going to miss the friends I had made in my program and yes, I was going to miss the challenge.

Once the weekend came, I got distracted by my family and got back into home projects, so now I'm feeling better haha.

I remember feeling the same way for a bit when I had finished my LPN program too. I'm still friends with a good portion of those people on FB, so that helped too.

Congratulations on graduating!!

I graduate Thursday and am feeling a little apprehensive. It's exciting, but just knowing how drastically things are going to change.

I've seen my classmates more than my husband and kids a good portion of the time. I've gotten used to seeing them all the time. I'm used to being so busy between school and the kids. I'm used to deadlines and working towards something. Always having a goal.

I know I'll still have NCLEX to look forward to, and hopefully a job. I'll get to enjoy my kids this summer and adding one at the end of August. I'm definitely excited about these things, but I just feel like I'm really going to miss it.

I can't explain how much I loved my preceptorship, and I just felt really good about going every shift. I just felt like I was really starting to get the hang of everything, and it's just over now. I just look forward to being able to do this again.

I feel the same, though I'm sticking around the area and will still be near the friends I've made in nursing school. Crazy as it is, I kind of enjoyed nursing school. I really liked my instructors, the clinicals, and the SIM labs. I've always thought that if I go to grad school, it will be to become a PA or NP; I never really considered education. But after realizing how much I actually came to love my school, I'm tempted to consider at least pursing teaching as a clinical instructor in the future.

Anyways, this is a huge change of pace, and if feels downright weird.