I have been a ball of nerves and bitchiness the last couple of months. I was waiting to hear from two nursing schools. Everyday the anxiety would build and build, until the moment the mailbox would make its sound. Each time, I would run and check, and up until yesterday it was goose egg city. But yesterday. Yesterday!!! It came, the sign, the message, the oh-so coveted letter! I got it, I got it, I GOT!!!
I honestly wasn’t expecting to get accepted. I figured I would, at best, be waitlisted. I mean, everyone had been fretting and talking, and to hear other people fret, and compare GPA’s and TEAS test scores…I started to doubt myself. I have a funny habit of second-guessing my intelligence and hard work. This acceptance letter is a testament to how hard I have worked. Nursing school is super competitive, no matter what type of school- 4 year, 2 year, diploma program- it is cut throat. I got in; and that is awesome!!!
My adventure begins in January 2012. I’m excited and even more anxious! My first concern is what are our clinical uniforms going to look like? I mean, I need to know what color we’re wearing and I hope to God we are not wearing scrub pants with tapered legs.
Believe it or not, I had to endure this style of scrub pant, in royal blue, for 3 years! The animal hospital that currently employs me required them. There was a huge to-do when the techs voiced their opinions about how our scrubs looked dated and it was time to update. The practice owner’s wife chose those ugly scrubs! After much heated discussions and several tears, she caved and we won! I hope to never wear that style of scrub pant EVER!!
Here are a few other concerns of mine-