I did it!!!

  1. This is a success story for me, it may not sound all that impressive for others though.

    I have never completed anything since finishing high school. I started many different degrees and just never found one I clicked with, all the while know what it was a wanted to do.

    Then I applied for nursing, and I forgot about it. I was surprised when I recieved the acceptance letter. I decided to defer for 12 months to save a little money and get ready as it had been a while since I had done any study by then.
    So 12 months later I sat in the nursing lecture theatre for my introduction and orientation lecture.

    Fast forward 4 years, another baby, and here I am today, not only completed my degree, but I am now a registered nurse with a new grad job starting in a week.

    I can't believe how it feels to know that I have finished something. I am a graduate. I am a registered nurse. In the beginning I used to fantasise about what it would be like, but then as I got into the degree, I focused on completing each subject rather than looking too far ahead.

    I just can't believe that I am actually here. I am so happy, and proud of the massive achievement. Nursing is hard work. It requires a lot of knoweldge and expert clinical skills, interpersonal, intuition, professional skills.

    I just wish my mum who was also a RN, was alive today to see this.
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    About Michelle123

    Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 173; Likes: 90
    Emergency RN; from AU
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg, ED, ortho, urology


  3. by   DestinedRN09
  4. by   Blindsided
    You're the bomb! Bet your mom is there in spirit and so proud of you
  5. by   realnursealso/LPN
    I am very happy for you! Congratulations
  6. by   TPfan24
    Congratulations and good luck in your new job!
  7. by   BSN75
    You go girl!!
  8. by   Nurse Connie
    That is absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!!
  9. by   DaniGrrl
  10. by   GoldenFire
    I'm in the same situation....went to undergrad right after highschool, never finished...then a few jobs etc then got into Nursing school and fast forward to today- I graduate May 2010!!!! Wish my mommy was alive to see it too (who was an RN as well!!) Gives me hope!! =D
  11. by   HM2VikingRN
    Your mother knows that you made it.....Congratulations....
  12. by   Lonestarrn02
    congrats to you:redpinkhe. We all understand what a tremendous accomplishment you have achieved.

    Your Mother would be especially proud of you
  13. by   Katie5
    Your post just makes me want to cry. So many congrats to you. Hugs for you
  14. by   S.N. Visit
    Congrats to you, RN!