I just need to talk about it. I'm almost there.

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by hyena hyena, ASN Member Student

Specializes in Nervous New Grad.

I need to tell people who understand because I'm about to submit my graduation application and I'm so proud of myself.
I've been in a fast-tracked ADN program since January, and a week from today marks a year since I got my acceptance letter. If everything goes right, I'm graduating in May, and I can't believe it.
I was going through a rough time in high school, and they told me my grades weren't high enough to be a nurse. They were wrong.

It's a fight, and it's been a year of stress migraines, stress ulcers, and nightmares every other night about missing clinical or failing an exam. The impostor syndrome is crazy, but I'm more just amazed that I'm living through it, passing, thriving. I was scared I wouldn't make friends since I'm 20, backward, and one of the youngest in my program, but I've made lifelong friends not only in my class but at work as a nursing intern. I'm so close to achieving my dreams.

For those of you about to start or at the start of it and are intimidated by what you're told, I promise it's doable. You're going to be so proud of yourself.

Honyebee, CNA

Specializes in Customer service. Has 1 years experience. 467 Posts

1 hour ago, hyena said:

I need to tell people who understand because I'm about to submit my graduation application and I'm so proud of myself.
I've been in a fast-tracked ADN program since January, and a week from today marks a year since I got my acceptance letter. If everything goes right, I'm graduating in May, and I can't believe it.
I was going through a rough time in high school, and they told me my grades weren't high enough to be a nurse. They were wrong.

It's a fight, and it's been a year of stress migraines, stress ulcers, and nightmares every other night about missing clinical or failing an exam. The impostor syndrome is crazy, but I'm more just amazed that I'm living through it, passing, thriving. I was scared I wouldn't make friends since I'm 20, backward, and one of the youngest in my program, but I've made lifelong friends not only in my class but at work as a nursing intern. I'm so close to achieving my dreams.

For those of you about to start or at the start of it and are intimidated by what you're told, I promise it's doable. You're going to be so proud of yourself.

Congratulations ? ? ? ? ?!  

I am glad you have made it. It makes it less scarier for me. ? 

Julie

Specializes in Sm Bus Mgmt, Operations, Planning, HR, Coaching. Has 40 years experience. 2 Articles; 135 Posts

WOW congrats, you should be very proud of yourself.  Now get ready to go out and do great things.

Lynker, LPN

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 3 years experience. 249 Posts

So proud of you! I needed to hear this with another exam tomorrow ?