Wow. It is really, finally over. The past 2.5 years (longer if you count pre-req's) have gone by so fast. It didn't feel like it at the time, but now that it is over.... phew! What a rush!
Today I took my last final exam. While it was a horrible, horrible experience and I was sure that I failed it, I did not. I have no idea how many questions got thrown out though, as there were a lot of funky ones and the original class average was apparently not so good from what I heard. At any rate, I ended up passing it fine, and managing to still get an A in the class. That leaves me with........... drum roll please............ a 4.0 GPA for the nursing program. I cannot believe I managed to pull that off!
Tomorrow I am taking a much needed day of rest, and doing something fun with my daughter and hanging out with my mom. Friday I have my final clincal day, but we are just doing Brunch for the nurses on the unit and going to lunch ourselves and doing our final evaluations. Not real work. :)
Unfortunately, Friday night I work, but then I am off the weekend. It's going to be a fun one too - Aviation Day on Saturday and then our early Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday with the whole Famdamily over at Eva and Lou's.
Monday night I start 3 crazy weeks of Preceptorship AND working. I'm going to be so confused I might not know what hospital to show up at or which badge and uniform I need to be wearing, LOL. thank goodness it is only for 3 weeks! I have some long stretches of working/preceptorship with no days off in between. Should be interesting!
I just want to say a special thanks again to....
My wonderful family for putting up with me through all of this, stepping up to take care of things when I couldn't because I was working or studying (or both), or too tired from having been up for over 24 hours, and sometimes close to 36 hours. And for helping fund my education, since I work for peanuts. :)
Thank you to all the friends I have made for helping support me through this, studying with me, commiserating with me and just being there to understand what Nursing School is like. I will never forget our friendship and I hope we keep in touch for many years to come.