Has anyone here returned from an LOA? How did you feel? How did you "remember" things?!
I finished semester 3 of 6 for my RN program in June 05 and took a break off this semester because we were surprised with a pregnancy one month post op of Gastric Bypass! I'm a type I diabetic too and having had a previous miscarriage in 1999 am considered high risk, so I took the semester off from school so as to not endanger our son (its a boy!) and so I could be fully able to participate in clinicals!
So, if all goes well I will be returning in January. The baby is due 10/31 but we are hoping he comes next week as I am Huge and it feels as though he is engaged in my pelvs - c'mon baby! But we don't want him to come too early because babies of diabetic moms take longer to mature their respiratory system.
Anywhoo - I'm feeling like I have forgotten everything! I do well in nursing school, A's and B's and do well in clinicals too - but I'm fearing that I will forget it all! I do have the reading for the first two tests of next semester as one of my former classmates gave me her reading list so I can start reading now if I want to but I'm almost afraid that I will either A. forget it all or B. not be able to return because of finances.
I do intend on returning though so I'm guessing I should just start reading.
Did anyone have problems with memory when they returned or did it all come back to you?