I was on a waiting list for a year before I got accepted into my program literally the day before classes started. The program I took (Unit Clerk) was only three and a half months long with a one month full time practicum. Most of the time, it was crazy. It was a lot of information to fit into three months of schooling and I found most of what I learned was actually on the job while I did my preceptorship. It was a busy few months but I enjoyed it immensely. I've realized I missed being in school.
And that brings me to my next announcement . . . I'm going back!!
I've been told I'm an overachiever and that I'll be in debt until I'm 40 but honestly, I love being in school. Even if I have to pay for it.
About a week before I graduated the Unit Clerk program, I got confirmation that I was accepted into the Nursing program and, while I've been freaking out about the cost of my first semesters tuition (almost $2,400), textbooks ($646) and equipment ($538), I'm so ready for the challenge. I'm the last graduated woman in my family to go in to Nursing (my four year old cousin is already telling people she's going to be a nurse just like her mommy). My mom, aunt, and both my female cousins all work at the hospital. In addition, all the women in my boyfriends immediate family work in a medical clinic (his mom is a nurse also). So I was kindof pushed into the program but I could not be more excited. I've heard Nursing school is a lot about being organized and having the right kind of system for studying so I'll probably be making a few posts now and then about what I find works for me and what kind of advice I've received from my family of nurses and my peers.
Wish me luck! I'm probably gonna need it