Somehow or another I accidently graduated.
Pinning was Thursday night.
Graduation with the rest of the college (not just the Nursing students) was yesterday.
The paperwork for the state Board of Nursing and the NCLEX are all turned in and mailed off.
I have 5 interviews lined up for this next week at great places - Have visited them all and been in contact with them over the past couple months and every one seems promising. Every one of them are a minimum of 100 miles away from where I currently live so a new place, new city, new people etc. etc. etc. are also in my future
Am packing and getting everything ready to be moved right now (should be doing it right now instead of sitting here at the puter, but - priorities are priorities right?).
Will need to get on making a new forum av real soon and lose the "S" cause I am no longer a "student".
This past year has been intense - but I learned a LOT - met some great people, both in class and in clinicals (staff and patients both).
Although my plans are to begin pre-reqs for RN in the fall and then enter a bridge program, that is not going to be the same as this past year's LPN class - growing together from total blissful ignorance to finding that the more I learn the more I realise I don't know.
One thing I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt - being a Nurse is who I am and what I was meant to be! Actually getting paid to help others? Wow! Just WOW! Not trying to brag, but I had a lot of patients, fellow students, staff and even my Instructors make comments on my attitude and my "bedside manner" - Having been in that bed as a patient a number of times and at the bedside for extended periods of time with family members I know the fear, the uncertainty and the helplessness that is being felt and always try to keep those memories in my actions.
It is a bit sad closing this chapter of my life - but it is also exciting wondering what the next chapter will bring!
Thanks for being here - I learned a lot this past year here on this board - and plan on being a pest here for many years to come.
Thanks for letting me share