at a stand still with EC exams

  1. ok everyone, i am at a stand still with the ec exams. i have several things going on health wize, hubby starting a new job in jan that will require traveling, can't get a day time job so i can be home at night with my 9 yr daughter.

    have a personal injury lawsuit that is looking like it will be going to trial. if it goes to trial, it will be in atlanta, ga , 2.5 hr drive. work is giving me a hard time about applying for my pto time if i need it.:trout:

    here i was hoping to be through and ready to apply for cpne after jan 08. but it looks like i will have to put everything on hold!

    sorry, just needed to vent and this is always the perfect place to "let loose":uhoh21:

    thanks for allowing me to have my pity party!!
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Hang in there, NH.
  4. by   EricJRN
    Vent away... Sometimes we get caught up in thinking that it's a race, especially in a program that doesn't follow a traditional semester calendar. I took about three years to get through (and was single with no kids and no legal stuff), but I have no regrets looking back.

    It's natural to want to be finished rather than shifting down a gear, but in the end, it will mean you worked as an RN for 34 years instead of 35.
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Take care of yourself, first and foremost ... everything else will follow. *hugs* I understand the frustration. I've been enrolled in EC since July of 2006, so it surely hasn't been overnight for me, either!
  6. by   Lorie P.
    to sue, lunah, and eric!!

    the main thing is this stupid law suit, last year in aug 06, i was one of 72 people ( 1 of 19 that got hospitalized) for salmonella food poisoning from a local fast food joint. missed 4 weeks of work and was diagnosed with " post infectious ibs" have been on meds ever since.

    was in atlanta last week for negotiations and the other guys refused to settle, so now looks like we are heading to trial.

    that crap cost me 4 weeks of missed work, 6 days in the hospital, almost lost my job, another medical bill and gi problems that will not go away.

    thanks so much for your words of encouragement!!

  7. by   lvnandmomx3
    Its ok we all have to take time off for different reasons, in the end it will all work out. This is one of many reasons that we choose to do the distant learning option to further our education, because it allows it. My recomendation would be to take the time off that is needed and try, though hard, not to stress about it. You won't do your self any good to try and study right now if your mind is else where and you are not able to concentrate. I have been there not in your particular situation but trying to study without a clear head. We all want to see you suceed you can do this.
  8. by   caliotter3
    I am speaking from experience when I say this. I was enrolled in EC previously and life circumstances came up. Bad ones. I was actually waiting for the CPNE date and called EC and disenrolled myself because I couldn't go through with it with what was happening. This is the second time for me. Almost the same thing is happening. Too much going on. I think until you resolve at least that lawsuit, you should consider getting a leave of absence from the program, so that they stop the clock for you. Don't let happen to you, what happened to me before, and might happen again. Sometimes there are things that are beyond our control, whether it is EC or a traditional program we are in. If you can step away from it for awhile without being penalized, then consider it. I was out all of that money the first time. What is more frustrating, is that they made me repeat all of the program, all of the tests, had to be taken over. You don't want to do this twice. Good luck.