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Prepping for graduation! March 27, 2010

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I got a letter to confirm that my graduation date is this May! That is assuming the completion of in-progress classes.

What a relief! I was a little worried, some of my classmates were too. I think it’s natural to worry. I mean, there’s the excitement of being in your final semester, and the dread that there’s gonna be one little thing to hold you back. I noticed my GPA and tried not to be too disappointed with it. I wonder if I can still salvage it to graduate with honors… I suppose I can ask my adviser. I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to ask, yeah?

I turned in my transcript request yesterday. It will be sent out to the BRN after my degree posts. (Yay!) I have to get my fingerprints done and passport-type photos taken. I plan on mailing my application to the BRN this Monday. (Or today… are post offices still open on Saturdays?)

Let’s see… I’ve gone ahead and ordered invitations to the main graduation ceremony and to the pinning ceremony. So exciting! All I need to do is buy my cap and gown… and order my GK honour cords and stole!

I am so close to the finish line!!!

When I started this program 3 years ago I thought to myself, “Three LONG years!!! Am I ever gonna finish? Will I make it through???” It hasn’t been easy. There have been sacrifices. I’ve many times had to choose between my kids and study time, till I finally decided I could balance them if I just let go of my straight-A mentality. I’ve had two relationships that couldn’t survive nursing school… but I’ve found this year I am actually less stressed without a man in my life. (LOL!) There have been some friendships that I lost due to drifting apart, but that’s life… I’ve also made new friends through nursing school to balance me out.

The most important thing about these past years is that I finally figured out what I wanna be when I grow up. I want to be a nurse! A damn good nurse. I was a little iffy at the beginning… wondering what was this thing that I was taking on? Am I nurse-material? Talk about going in on faith! (Don’t people usually have these things figured out before they dive in? LOL apparently not me.) Now… I am so glad I went for it! Even with all the doom and gloom of the economy I am still optimistic about this profession. =)

Anyway, I’m on spring break… sort of. I won’t be going out of town or anything exciting since I have a few papers (yes plural: paperS) due the week after break. I’m sure I’ll be on here trying to get away from writing… by writing. (Don’t ask me how that makes sense…)

Happy Saturday!

*cough cough cough* March 24, 2010

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I think I’m sick again. Dangit! I mean, I’m not even sure I got completely better the last time. Of course, I didn’t make a follow-up appointment (silly me with all my free time and all). For weeks I’ve just felt like there’s this stuff that I can’t clear from my throat (I know, eww gross, tmi. But you’re nursing students you’ll get over it.) Anyway, so yeah the only way to really clear it is to cough. Lately though, I’ve had a sore throat and I’m thinking it’s from all the “coughing”… then I developed a dry cough and now my chest hurts from coughing. *sigh* So it’s off to see the doctor tomorrow.

I know I haven’t really posted much lately. I need to jot down my ideas of things I could write about so I don’t totally space out the next time I sit in front of my computer, and then end up writing about my phlegm like I just did. (haha sorry) I did listen to my own lungs (though I’m not sure how effective that is) and they sounded fine.

This is it for now. I am going to make a to-do list for tomorrow and end my night with some reading. I hope you are all well.

Be careful what you wish for… January 27, 2010

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So… remember when I was complaining about what a dummy I was for not scheduling myself a break on Mondays? I really, really, really should have just kept that one to myself instead of releasing it into the universe, because NOW I actually do get to have a break. A THREE HOUR BREAK.

You read correctly: 3 hours.

Apparently some 5th semester students (remember we have 6 semesters) are graduating this summer… so it would be advantageous for them to take the NCLEX prep course. They want in. Unfortunately it’s not offered in the summer. And now us “regular” folk who don’t like to take summer courses have to accomodate the overachievers. Instead of 11:00 to 1:00, the course has been bumped up to 8:00 to 10:00. The room we previously had was not big enough to hold everyone. The room we would fit in is available at the earlier time. So there. 8:00 to 10:00 NCLEX review.

My next class is at 1:00. My last class is till 5:15.

 *headdesk*

Blogging about blogging January 24, 2010

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I think I’m getting the hang of this thing. WordPress is definitely different from another site I’m used to. For one, there is no edit button in the comment section… it drives me nuts to see myself having made a typo or simple error, and even more nuts that I can’t fix it. Another thing is the reply button… I keep forgetting that the responses nest and sometimes I’m replying to the wrong person. I may just go back to using the @ symbol from now on.

I do, however, LOVE LOVE LOVE that it autosaves drafts. There have been many times I have lost a post because it did not save. (Again, this is that other place.)

Anyhoo… classes have started and I really shouldn’t be online right now. I should be reading till my eyes bleed. I’ll try to post when I can, because seriously I have a couple of drafts saved that I just need to edit. (Yay for an edit button there!) I’ll come back when I have some time.

Free time? What free time?

~FNN