I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jannette. I have been lurking around for a few days now. I finally decided to register. :spin:
I currently attend CCRI in Rhode Island. I have 2 classes left (pre-req's) then im done. Then all i have to do is wait to be called from the waiting list. I got put on the WL 12/06.
I feel so proud of myself!! I have been in different schools before to only drop out of them. This time it has been different. I've been in school since 9/05 and have maintained a 4.0 GPA
It was back in 04 when i lived in NY that I discovered that I wanted to be a nurse. I attended an allied health school in 03 to be a medical assistant and phlebotomist. As i worked in the hospital, I started seeing it,....that is, ....my dream of being a nurse. I remember when I discovered the passion for nursing. I didn't move on it because I would think to myself,...."uggg,....school,...with my daughter,...work,....blah, blah...."
So i decided to move to RI 6/05 where my grandma lives. We rent from her and the cost of living is WAY less than NY. Thank god my husband found a job working with Waste Management as a driver and his salary is enough to support his family. That is when I took advantage and said, "Im going back to school!" And so I have been. I have stuck it through and Im very proud of myself for getting to where I am at, especially with a 4.0 GPA...
Can I say, Im a little scared. I know that once i do clinicals and through the experience, I will be an excellent nurse. Is it normal to feel a little scared of the unexpected?? I mean things like med. errors, not being able to keep up, the stress...???? Has anyone felt this way while in school before being an actual nurse??:uhoh21:
Geez,....I cant wait to look back once im a nurse and say, "hey, I remember being scared and nervous."
Also, what about the NCLEX exam??:uhoh21: Im also scared of it too....
TAKING A BREATHER AND SAYING TO MYSELF, " It will be okay Janet, don't worry yourself,...you'll be fine.."
Okay,..thanks for allowing me to introduce myself!!!!!!!