Who Else is Jealous of the Nursing Students Starting this Fall?

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I am. I'll admit it. If I could at least get the letter that I've been added to the waiting list for the Spring. Oh well. For now i'll live vicariously through all of you. Good luck!



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Well LoriB, Hang in there and always keep in mind how many have not made it as far as you have. I am 2 quarters from graduating with my RN degree and I was where you are a very short time ago. I thought I would not get into the program for another year and next thing I know I was in and on my way. It has been a roller coaster ride and it has been a blast. Don't get me wrong it is hard hard hard work, there is no other life except for studying and practicing skills. I am so glad I stuck to my guns and waited it out. Others who dropped or changed majors made my spot available sooner than I imagined. Hold out hope, and be thankful when you get that coveted spot in the program because many others would give anything to be in your shoes. Good Luck.


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Oh thank you so much! I have read so many stories of people on waiting lists who got in that is why I fought to get on it. I actually spent three weeks cramming for a Biology CLEP test this summer (which I passed) just so I could get on the waiting list. Once my classes (A&P and Nutrition) start this Fall I'll probably feel like I'm progressing. :)


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It will go by so fast!!! I remember waiting by the mailbox for that letter too. Now I am 2 quarters away from being done. I have learned soooo much and have had a blast going back to school. We just finished OB clinical rotation and gearing up for Med/Surg rotation and Competency testing. I look forward to being done in March and enjoying a little free time again. Just wanted to let you know that there are others who have been there and there is life after the waiting list!!!!!!!!!!!


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I remember when I first started doing my pre-reqs and watching the seniors. I though "wow, they are lucky!". Graduation, at that point, seemed sooooo far away. Now, I will graduate in May, and it really doesn't seem that long ago that I was looking at the seniors. It went by really fast! I didn't really have time to think about it because I was soooo busy!


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Hang in there, you'll be in our shoes before you know it. Be patient. Good luck and remember, it may not take as long as you think.


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Thanks guys! Congratulations to all of you graduating soon.



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When I started my pre-reqs two years ago, it seamed like forever until I would be starting the nursing program. I'll be starting next week and now it seams like yesterday. It will go sooo fast. I am just now hoping that my nursing program goes just as fast. I am really looking forward to the learning process but I also just want to be done already. To all of those waiting, hang in there you'll be surprised at how fast it rolls around. To all of those graduating, CONGRATULATIONS. I can't wait to be there to.


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We've all been there.... time will fly.... worry not!


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(((Hugs)))) I am starting on Monday, but have so been where you are.

Here's a couple of my posts from when I was waiting https://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28649

and my first post so you can see how long I have been waiting


I promise the time will go by so much faster than you think. I have been literally nauseous all week from nerves. I think the waiting has made this more awesome and rewarding. Hang in there. And I totally understand why you would feel jealous. (I have a friend graduating in December and I find myself jealous of her sometimes. It happens and is a totally normal feeling.)



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Yes, I have to admit it....lol. I am a tad jealous...lol. I had planned to start this semester....but I guess that's not what G-d had planned for me. I am proud to say that I feel assured and secure in knowing I have a place for September 2004. So, to keep myself busy I'm going to take a couple of classes...I'm taking A & P2 this semester in the evening. And I plan on taking Micro in the spring. I just have to do a lot of preparing.....for next year. I have to find a spot for my son who is now 7 mths....he'll be 19 mths. when I start next year. My 2 1/2 yr. old son will be a little over 3 1/2 and hopefully I'll still be able to get him in the daycare at my college. My dd's are in elementary school. Just keep yourself busy...and time will fly and your letter will be in the mail before you know it.




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This board is so awesome!

Fatima, I've been watching your progress. I'm very happy for you. We'll probably be starting together, you in North Jersey and me in South. I'll be able to get into the Fall 2004 program no problem and the hours are better (daytime) but being anxious as I am I would do the night program if I got in this January. :) You are going to have your hands full I see, but as you've read here, it can be done and you are so motivated it will be no problem for you. My kids are 16 and 14 so they're less dependent. I might try and keep my part time job though. Still not as tough as you guys have it with the little ones. You all are amazing. :)

Theresa, thanks for those posts of yours! You sounded exactly like me! What a big help it was reading them. I know when it comes time for me to start, I'll panic. :) Good luck Monday, I want ALL the details.

Thanks everybody and good luck!

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