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i recently graduated nursing school and i cant stop crying....at everything and anything. i don't feel relieved, i feel so overwhelmingly sad. i still feel anxious, like i should be doing something even though i dont have anything to do. did anyone else feel this way after they graduated? when will it go away? lol

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TakeTwoAspirin is a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.

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It's a huge life transition and it affects different people different ways. For the past x number of years your life was pretty much scheduled and spoken for. You knew what you were supposed to be doing every minute of the day (and some of the nights) and there was always someone backing you up and watching out for you. Now it's all on you!

Give yourself some time to get adjusted, and try not to be too hard on yourself. You will make it. Everyone does. Just don't be too hard on yourself and expect to feel a certain way. Give youself some time to adjust.

Oh, and by the way, CONGRATULATIONS!

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It feels so weird to be watching TV on a Sunday night, and thinking about going to work tmro instead of doing homework. Graduation was Friday, and my family is really happy, they are looking forward to me cooking dinner again.

~Simmy

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i recently graduated nursing school and i cant stop crying....at everything and anything. i don't feel relieved, i feel so overwhelmingly sad. i still feel anxious, like i should be doing something even though i dont have anything to do. did anyone else feel this way after they graduated? when will it go away? lol

When I got my first B.S. degree, a completely useless and unmarketable one, I was 21 years old and sat around the house for a month before taking the initiative to look for work. I didn't know what I was going to do or what I wanted to do. I was a December graduate so it was nice having the holidays off again, but that actually led to a job in a way (right timing). I ended up getting the first job I applied for: science teacher. Ugh. Hated it. Took over for a guy that retired midyear. I didn't major in education (had no license either) so I had no clue what I was doing, plus I didn't like it although I ended up doing it for that semester and another year. Anyway, I think lots of people have mixed emotions about moving onto the next stage.

Just FYI, I still have mixed emotions. I quit teaching, became a cop, did that for several years (did it too much really), and now I'm kind of ready to coast for a while so I went to nursing school and just finished my first year of it. I don't know for certain if this is what I want to do, but I'll take a stab at it. Some may say nursing isn't coasting, but it is in comparison to what I had gotten into. Again, the unknown of leaving something I knew and was good at for a new adventure. There's appeal there, but there's some regret as well.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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i recently graduated nursing school and i cant stop crying....at everything and anything. i don't feel relieved, i feel so overwhelmingly sad. i still feel anxious, like i should be doing something even though i dont have anything to do. did anyone else feel this way after they graduated? when will it go away? lol

I haven't had time to feel like this. I graduated, 2 days later got my transcripts and applied to take boards and for my lic. the next day I got my ATT, 2 days later I took my boards and the next day I got my lic. number. So that day as soon as I got that I have been applying for jobs. Because I took boards so soon I got a 2 week head start on the job market from the rest of my class and other local colleges. After that I had a pre-screening interview and now on Tuesday I have a regular interview. Thursday I am getting LASIK and June 1- June 9th I am going to Oregon and WA. So as you can see, I have not had time to let things sink in or feel anything. lol I am sure once I land a job, well shoot no, because then I will have orientation. lol

Someday I am sure everything will all catch up.

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Chapis specializes in interested in NICU!!.

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congratulations mi vida loca, it's awesome to see people like you be an rn when two years ago when i became a member of an you were just a student, like me, and to see you be an rn already gives me more energy to keep on trucking. i graduate next may.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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congratulations mi vida loca, it's awesome to see people like you be an rn when two years ago when i became a member of an you were just a student, like me, and to see you be an rn already gives me more energy to keep on trucking. i graduate next may.

i am glad i could be of help to you. i started on an when i was still doing pre reqs. i was on a waitlist for 3.5 years so it's definitely been a long road. definitely keep on trucking away. stay positive and remember what you are in this for when times get tough. best of luck to you and i will keep out for your graduation post next may!!

eta: i am still a student. i applied for an rn-bsn program for the fall!! :p i hope to eventually become a clinical instructor while still being a bedside nurse and a preceptor.

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