I have just finished my second semester and am happy to report I earned another B. I am now half-way through the ADN program and can say with confidence that nursing is for me. Its kind of odd that the people who just KNEW they wanted to be a nurse, have been the ones that really don't like it once the hardcore clinicals on a med-surg floor began. I thought I wanted to be a nurse and now I know that I want to be a nurse. As a non-traditional student (I'm 36) and someone who up until Jan of 2007 had always shunned higher education, can't believe the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with succeeding in such a difficult and time consuming program. I have accomplished many things in my life. As a rodeo cowboy (retired) I have won many trophy buckles of which I thought were the epitome of accomplishment and pride. They will pale in comparison to the pride I will feel when after my name comes the letters..............RN!!!!