Just to let you know I am 24 as well and I am a student.
I have the same butterfly feelings you do. (check out my butterfly quote!)
I have only been a member for about a week now, but I have totally found a wealth of information here.
The people here are just great! I am still deciding if I want to go to nursing school, but just talking with everyone has made me decide to go for it. (Right now I am a human biology major.)
I wish you the best of luck with your school.
I totally agree with Zach on the study groups - I would have never gotten through most of my classes if it were not for that. It is so much easier to stay on task when someone else is counting on you as well- you cannot do this on thursday because your study group is counting on you to study with them that night. I cannot stress how important this was for me.
Hey, maybe we can keep in touch through school. I know I will need some one to share encouragements with. It is always easier when you have a buddy to nudge you on when you need it. They always seem to know when you need it too.
I am curious what you are wanting to do when you get your degree? work in hospital? I am still learning what there is to do, but it seems like there are sooooo many things you can do with a nursing degree. I am thinking of being school nurse. I would totally love to work and teach kids. I do not know if they would hire new grads though. Plus it will probably take me forever to finally finish school.
Mainly, if I do become a nurse I really want to be a good one that is my goal. I guess the butterflies are also because I am not sure if I will be a good nurse. only time will tell and hopefully someday I will.
I know I worked my butt of in my A&P class to get a B. I am so proud of that B. (only 3 people got A's and 10 people failed so I am completely comfortable with my B! ---out of those we started out with 45 people in the class and only 17 were left in my class but the other class had about 30 in it still I cannot believe how fast people drop classes.)
I am hoping I can make it. I hear A&P is truly the test on whether you can do it. I wonder if this is true? Anyone know?
I am hoping I can. I know it will be hard, but I am willing to study. It is just so hard when you work 2 jobs. Yippes. I am hoping next year I will not have to work so much then I will take the micro class and then start the program.