Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The new nurse

I am a nurse. An unemployed nurse, to be sure, but a job will come along. All signs point to July, the beginning of a new fiscal year, as the magical time in which nursing jobs for new grads will suddenly become as plentiful as gyspy moths in June.

So graduation has come and gone. It seems a bit of a let down to spend the week after graduation in an NCLEX review course, but that is what I have been doing. Every day, sitting from 9:00am-4:00pm in a dreary classroom while outside my garden is calling to me. I want to dabble in the earth and take long breaks to read novels.

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  1. I've been thinking about Mad Scientist and wondering how he's doing. Now I know -- WOW!

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  2. I really wish Mad Scientist would apply himself. :() So happy it's all working out. Secular Life Guide approved!

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  3. This is so fantastic. You both should be proud.

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  4. Good for him! That's awesome.

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  5. Good for you for supporting your son in making a change he needed in order to move in a positive direction.

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  6. Wow. That is impressive. A lot of kids in our area do a running start program where they attend a local community college and get high school/college credit simultaneously, so they can graduate high school with an associate's without having to go to high school. Bonus!

    Here's to a July job!

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  7. That is a great success story! How lovely for both of you to find his niche!

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  8. you don't know how much this has encouraged me :) i'm actually a fifteen year old - going to sixteen and just finishing sophomore year. during freshman year, i totally screwed up my whole year because i decided to go 'nuts' - 'a sorry life like mine wasn't worth living', and having to move everyother month because of a single parent mother who beat me and was unemployed didn't help much either. then i entered sophomore year and screwed my first fall semester too - on purpose, i didn't go to school for three weeks and skipped the finals week - who knows where your son went, but i went to my city's biggest library or a bookstore. and now - its spring semester. i've gotten counseling, and it dawned to me that a crazy mother meant that i should do something more with my life, not trash it.
    but my gpa is currently a disaster, and i'm wondering what should i do with my life. i decided i might as well set a goal first. and dont ask how, but i came up with a realistic goal - a nurse. (a long story how it got to that but...)

    then the next issue was - was this dream possible? i wasn't dropping out of highschool - i'd made up my mind early enough to gather my wits and ill probably get to graduate on time - but college...

    with all these worries, reading about mad really motivated me alot. thank you! :D

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  9. Anonymous, I am really happy to hear that my son's story inspired you. I wish you the best of luck in the future.

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  10. Congrats to Mom AND MS for realizing that school isn't for everyone. My son stuck out the high school years, but wouldn't go to college. He knew he'd have to work multiple jobs, but he's willing to do it.

    I used to tell people that he hadn't been cut out with anybody's cookie cutter.

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