Confessions of a 30-Something RN Grad - page 3

I am in the seat, feeling comfortable, calm (even though I have went through enough security to enter Fort Knox). I read through the instructions as to not miss anything. "You have 6 hours...." ... Read More

  1. by   TheNewCuteNurse
    lmao, what a nice story. Sorry to be off topic but how do you get your quotes onto your account/post???
  2. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from TheNewCuteNurse
    lmao, what a nice story. Sorry to be off topic but how do you get your quotes onto your account/post???
    Click on the "Quote" blue square under the comment u want to quote.
  3. by   elprup
    Beautiful and truthful ~ just the way it happened for me and my best friend!
    Congrats!
  4. by   Platypus
    Darimom,

    Good Luck with your exam today. For me the worst part about having to take that exam again would have been the studying. I studied on and off for 6 months (not by choice - ATT didn't show up for 5 months!), so thinking about studying again was horrible!
  5. by   mommyonamission
    Quote from darimom
    ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS - well you understand what I mean. Afterall this is coming from someone else (who is 40 something) getting ready to take the exam TOMORROW! Your post certainly entertained me as you were able to sum it all up so eloquently and efficiently - especially the part about the hubby and mom response! Our loved ones just don't get it - how horrid it would be to have to re-take .......but they do their best to console!!!

    Congratulations and wish me luck!!!!!!
    Good luck today!!
  6. by   NICOLE4RC
    This is the most BRILLIANT prose I have ever read. I am about to take my TEAS exam and I definately go through this feeling every time. Thank you for the humor. It's precisely what I needed.
  7. by   Jillian01520
    This is great! I am not in school yet, but am planning on it in fall of 2010, I'm currently taking a CNA course to get started. I figure I'll be on the 5 year plan, so by the time i'm done I'll be 36/37!
  8. by   mlo4567
    Good Luck Jillian! I'm starting my pre classes this fall & will be 42 when done.
  9. by   KeyMaster
    Congratulations to all you new RN's and best of luck to those who are soon to be! Things sure have changed since I took my "Nursing Boards".....
    Drive 4 hours to state capitol to take exam at a huge building at the fairgrounds...Boards are only offered twice a year so in February be sure to bring a coat to the testing room....
    Day ONE sit for 6 hours and pencil in little circles....
    Day TWO sit for 6 hours and pencil in little circles....
    Drive for 4 hours to get back home...and wait for 6 WEEKS....for the mailman to deliver the small envelope (Dear Registered Nurse,....) or the big envelope (Dear Applicant, enclosed please find the forms necessary for resubmission for testing...)
    Who says computers aren't the greatest things ever!!
  10. by   angel67
    Quote from mlo4567
    You have no idea how glad I am to hear that I'm not the only "non-typical" student I am 38 & will be starting my pre-nursing classes this August. I am so excited I fianlly get to pursue my dreams & it helps to know I haven't lost mind for trying to do this now.
    Congrats to you all
    I am 42 y/o starting in pre-nursing in August it is a dream come true to me also. So It's nice to read about others reaching out for there dreams like me Best of Luck and lets stay in touch!!!
  11. by   emmanewgrad
    I want to cry so much...my jaw hurts! ELEGIBILITY NOTICE FOR NCLEX_RN EXAMINATION received today whilst on my way to the library to study! I'm at the library now reviewing my 3500 NCLEX-RN questions~I feel a knott in my throat. I feel like a lil girl wanting to be hugged and not let go right now! Agh!!!! I'm afraid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   gipsonbee
    No, sounds like me. I took my RN boards on June 08, 2009 and got my results 48 hours later on the internet. I PASSED!!!!! I had alot of the same symptoms and worries as you though. I had set a couple of goals for myself; a LPN before 31, and a RN before 35. I will celebrate my 35th birthday on 07/28. I did all this being a single mom of four kids; three teenagers and a one year old. So it is possible and GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.
  13. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from gipsonbee
    No, sounds like me. I took my RN boards on June 08, 2009 and got my results 48 hours later on the internet. I PASSED!!!!! I had alot of the same symptoms and worries as you though. I had set a couple of goals for myself; a LPN before 31, and a RN before 35. I will celebrate my 35th birthday on 07/28. I did all this being a single mom of four kids; three teenagers and a one year old. So it is possible and GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.
    Awesome! Congrats! I have 4 kids as well, they have helped me out sooo much just by showing patience. My youngest is 5, I started taking prerequisites when I was pregnant with him and graduated May 15, 2009. He is in complete shock I think, he asks me once in a while why am I not reading my books! Oh! I am soooo happy reading is over! my goal was to be a RN y the time I turned 35 as well! My birthday is July 5th! By the way, Happy Birthday to you!

    Take care and God Bless!

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