I have waited for this day for a long time. I passed my NCLEX on Saturday, saw the results this morning, and am now an RN. I changed my username! Check it out. I have a new job in a trauma/burn ICU, which I really love. Still in ICU training , then will precept for several more months after that. I am so happy and so grateful for all the help along the way, from wonderful instructors, great classmates, and my fabulous husband, who did all the cooking and cleaning while i was in school, at the hospital, and studying endlessly. Geez, this feels good.
I also want to thank people on this message board: Leslie (Earle), the commuter, Daytonite, AngelFire, SueSquatch, VitoAndolini, RubyVee, DeeDawnTee, and lots of others who have given such good advice and words of wisdom - I'm sorry if I forgot someone. Thanks all!