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Got in school, now anxious

Hi!

Never posted before......

Got accepted for this fall, really am proud and excited - have my books & stuff. People who want to go keep coming up and asking me how excited I am, and when I don't always feel like jumping up and down, they act like I'm crazy. Sometimes I'm so anxious about leaving a job I love (NP in hospital), but work a lot of hard hours at, that I want to throw up........not to mention no paycheck for 27 months is scary!!!!!!!!

Wish August would go ahead and get here, this working extra and saving $$ and trying to payoff bills is getting old............

Can other people relate to this?

Thanks,

Morgie's (the gsd) Mom

Boy can I relate, leaving my job of 17 years and scared to death. Everyone comes up to me also and says are you excited? I respond most of the time scared sh** less. I also have just bought books sold my yukon, bought furniture for my apartment, and paid off all my bills. I am ready, I think :chuckle

What school are you going to? Gc

Hi!

Never posted before......

Got accepted for this fall, really am proud and excited - have my books & stuff. People who want to go keep coming up and asking me how excited I am, and when I don't always feel like jumping up and down, they act like I'm crazy. Sometimes I'm so anxious about leaving a job I love (NP in hospital), but work a lot of hard hours at, that I want to throw up........not to mention no paycheck for 27 months is scary!!!!!!!!

Wish August would go ahead and get here, this working extra and saving $$ and trying to payoff bills is getting old............

Can other people relate to this?

Thanks,

Morgie's (the gsd) Mom

Boy can I relate, leaving my job of 17 years and scared to death. Everyone comes up to me also and says are you excited? I respond most of the time scared sh** less. I also have just bought books sold my yukon, bought furniture for my apartment, and paid off all my bills. I am ready, I think :chuckle

What school are you going to? Gc

UAB (Birmingham)

How about you??

UAB (Birmingham)

How about you??

Hello, I've been accepted for August too. I'm done with most of my science course but will be starting with my clinicals in a few months. Sometimes I'm really excited and happy about it and at others I get nervous thinking about all the things I'm going to be expected to do and to know and to experience. I just hope that I can make it throught all right.

Got accepted for this fall... People who want to go keep coming up and asking me how excited I am, and when I don't always feel like jumping up and down, they act like I'm crazy. Sometimes I'm so anxious about leaving a job I love (NP in hospital), but work a lot of hard hours at, that I want to throw up........not to mention no paycheck for 27 months is scary!!!!!!!!

Wish August would go ahead and get here, this working extra and saving $$ and trying to payoff bills is getting old............

Can other people relate to this?

Thanks,

Morgie's (the gsd) Mom

:balloons: congrats on getting in !! :Melody:

hi. yeah i can relate. i do not think it set in until i moved and started the core courses the summer semester before i started the program. i was very excited at first finding out i was in, then after a while people would ask and it was much the same. i had so much to prepare between getting the call, and starting (selling a house, leaving a 7 yr job, family, baby etc...)

once you start and see what you are up against the feeling will be there - i know it.

good luck!

.f.

COMPLETELY understand your feelings......ambivalence would sum it up nicely! Proud, honored, and humbled to be in this position; however, becoming "unemployed" for the first time in 20 years is a little hard to do........we, too, are paying off things in anticipation of.......already been under hubby's salary since we found out that I got in, so the adjustment period is really over, it is just the fact of being unemployed that gets me......rest assured, we are all feeling the same things. If you want reinforcements, just PM me anytime! By the way, I am going to the Wake Forest/Baptist Hospital NAP in NC. Best of luck to you all! (17 more shifts in the MICU!)

I am going to TCU this fall. :chuckle

UAB (Birmingham)

How about you??

rayofsunshine

Specializes in Med-Surge.

I'm in!!! I'm really, really in! I am SO excited! Don't be anxious. When I start to become anxious I remember this phrase, "The grace of God will not lead you where the grace of God can not keep you. Everyone feels nervous but we'll make it through.

I know if one more person ask me, " so when are you starting school?", I'm going to scream. Its funny how GOD can put you in situations and places you never thought you could be in. That's why I know I will and everybody on here will be successful in school. Its just a matter of getting it done. " Its an honor to be selected to serve".

Morgiesmom,

I too will start at UAB this fall. Congrats! Like you, I am very nervous about making the move from one position that you know to embarking on the unknown. But we'll get through it just like others before us have and others behind us will. I try to give myself these little pep talks....not sure if it's working because I am still pretty terrified about the whole thing!:chair:

UAB (Birmingham)

How about you??

I'm a current UAB student and am in the third week of clinicals...

Don't fret too much about starting classes, yea it's pretty nerve wrecking, but after the first couple of classes, you will find your groove...

Oh, and don't worry, you'll still have a job; it's called studying! And if you're like me, you'll spend more time at this new job every week then you did at your old one...

But, it is fun and challenging and time will FLY by...

The only advice that I would like to share with you is this:

Do NOT get behind in your studies... You will see what I mean after the first few classes... The material is not impossible, it's just a lot... You will become very creative with your time management...

Good luck to you..

-Gump

Thanks so much for everyone's encouraging responses!

I am feeling a lot better! I think these months between finding out I'm going and actually going are just kind of nervewracking! Too much time to worry, and think of various things to worry about...............

I am very very excited about going, know this is what I want to do! Just ready to get a move on!

Thanks again,

mm

I know EXACTLY how that feels! I didn't even tell people when I was accepted. I was so nervous about leaving my job, worrying about leaving my kids for 4 months, paying bills, and being successful in school, I didn't want anyone to know. Of course, I was still proud and excited, but I didn't really want to talk to others about all of the down side of it because I knew they wouldn't understand. With 16 months to go, it's still hard (but getting better), the bills are still there, I don't miss my job at all (~laugh) and have been home with the kids since January doing it from the distant site. There are days I want to scream, and have asked myself what I thought I was doing when I started this (those are usually when there's an upcoming test), but overall, it's about what I expected. I don't think it's odd at all to feel a little ambivilent about it. :-)

Lori

Hi!

Never posted before......

Got accepted for this fall, really am proud and excited - have my books & stuff. People who want to go keep coming up and asking me how excited I am, and when I don't always feel like jumping up and down, they act like I'm crazy. Sometimes I'm so anxious about leaving a job I love (NP in hospital), but work a lot of hard hours at, that I want to throw up........not to mention no paycheck for 27 months is scary!!!!!!!!

Wish August would go ahead and get here, this working extra and saving $$ and trying to payoff bills is getting old............

Can other people relate to this?

Thanks,

Morgie's (the gsd) Mom

Sue7573

Specializes in Long Term Care. Has 1 years experience.

I'm in!!! I'm really, really in! I am SO excited! Don't be anxious. When I start to become anxious I remember this phrase, "The grace of God will not lead you where the grace of God can not keep you. Everyone feels nervous but we'll make it through.

I don't know if it is all the stress and nerves, or that time in nature, or the fact that I just got a shot (vaccine) that is making me so emotional. I saw this thread and oh boy this is how I feel. I have literally been crying all day thinking of all that is ahead of me. Mainly crying because I just realized that I may not have sent in a very important paper to get a very important scholarship that I was counting on.

"The grace of God will not lead you where the grace of God can not keep you" is the absolutly best thing I have heard today thank you!!!!

:crying2: it will get better. for now, time seems to stand still while your fears get the best of you, but once school starts, you will be focused on studying and staying busy trying to keep up. i'm sure you've already heard it a hundred times, but the time really does go quickly after you start. my heart goes out to you, sister. i've worn your shoes, and they can sure pinch. hang in there, it's hard to believe, but it does get better. waiting and the unknown can be pretty tough to handle sometimes. once you get started, as you learn more about how your program runs, what each instructor is like, what the pace will be, how you're going to have to study, etc., the unknown factor dissolves, and that helps. it's very hard to leave a comfort zone and step into an unknown. i'm a big believer that "things happen for a reason" and they must have selected you because they thought you could do the job. so pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath and believe that this will work out the way it's supposed to. -- l

i don't know if it is all the stress and nerves, or that time in nature, or the fact that i just got a shot (vaccine) that is making me so emotional. i saw this thread and oh boy this is how i feel. i have literally been crying all day thinking of all that is ahead of me. mainly crying because i just realized that i may not have sent in a very important paper to get a very important scholarship that i was counting on.

"the grace of god will not lead you where the grace of god can not keep you" is the absolutly best thing i have heard today thank you!!!!

Sue7573

Specializes in Long Term Care. Has 1 years experience.

:crying2: it will get better. for now, time seems to stand still while your fears get the best of you, but once school starts, you will be focused on studying and staying busy trying to keep up. i'm sure you've already heard it a hundred times, but the time really does go quickly after you start. my heart goes out to you, sister. i've worn your shoes, and they can sure pinch. hang in there, it's hard to believe, but it does get better. waiting and the unknown can be pretty tough to handle sometimes. once you get started, as you learn more about how your program runs, what each instructor is like, what the pace will be, how you're going to have to study, etc., the unknown factor dissolves, and that helps. it's very hard to leave a comfort zone and step into an unknown. i'm a big believer that "things happen for a reason" and they must have selected you because they thought you could do the job. so pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath and believe that this will work out the way it's supposed to. -- l

i feel a little better today. mainly because i go back to work for the weekend. and am busy. but i know that it gets hmmm better or should i say different on my nerves. thanks lori for your words of encouragment

sue

I love that his thread has kind of taken a life of its own! Everyone's responses and relating to these feelings has been great to read! Thank you for all the responses!

Time has been standing still, that's a good way to describe it! But now it's July 1 and I am ready to get going, I want to take the plunge and worry about classes instead of $$$$$$$!! The $$ is kind of taking care of itself, am borrowing some from Sallie Mae (with my hubby as cosigner, thanks babe!)as well as FAFSA, and may be working on a sponsorship! So, I don't feel as desperate for income like I did, thank God! And I happen to love peanut butter & jelly :)

Sue, I find I am better when busy also! I bet they are all right and once we get there and truly know what we have gotten ourselves into we will be less anxious! Hang in there! What school are you going to?

mm

I feel a little better today. Mainly because I go back to work for the weekend. and am busy. But I know that it gets hmmm better or should I say different on my nerves. Thanks Lori for your words of encouragment

Sue

Sue7573

Specializes in Long Term Care. Has 1 years experience.

I am going to WKCTC in Paducah. I was wondering about the Sallie Mae thing I have looked it up on the internet before is there a deadline or anything?

Thanks MM

Sue

No deadline that I'm aware of, and it wasn't too bad to fill out. You pick one of 3 banks & go with it. It was about 3 days and we heard back, but they get with the school to verify I'll be there, then they tell me how much $$ I get. Let's hope a lot, I think it goes up to $40,000 a year, but I don't need that much (knocking on wood).

mm

I am in the process of applying to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center program & the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia programs. I would love any feedback on these programs from people with firsthand experience.

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