As I prepare to take the NCLEX later this afternoon I can't help, but to think about the path I traveled to get here; almost a full-fledged RN, living in a completely different part of the state, and six and half months pregnant. Its crazy.
When I started nursing school I applied on a whim, out of frustration over the lack of paramedic courses available in the area and even more so a lack of paramedic jobs. I submitted my application the day before the deadline with no real thought of 'what if I actually get accepted?' A couple of weeks later a big, thick packet arrived for me in the mail. My fate was decided. Now I am at the culmination of that random act of career frustration two years ago and prepared (hopefully) to take the NCLEX-RN.
But I am still nervous.
My stomach is still tossing and turning.
Or maybe that is the baby?
It is so hard to tell these days.
In reality nothing can relay how I feel and what this day will be like better than how I wrote about it last year. It will be exactly the same experience, including, I hope, the computer shutting off at the minimum number of questions and me passing the exam. Reading my past post actually made me feel better. You'll want to see just what NCLEX day is like for any examinee.