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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# Ask Me How Proud I Am Of My Beautiful Daughter.

Go ahead, ask me!

I am busting with pride, I am just so happy for her!

She worked and studied \so hard to earn her degree in nursing, I just can't help but brag on her just a bit...to everyone I can!

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#### antiquie

(4,299 posts)You are right to brag on your beautiful, intelligent daughter.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)And a shoulder to cry on when she got frustrated and burned out.

#### llmart

(15,383 posts)You absolutely had a huge role in her success whether you want to take credit or not. You should be very proud of her and her accomplishments. I work at a university that has a school of nursing, and that's a difficult course of study. What an amazing daughter you raised.

If I may ask, where did she get her degree? I'm originally from the Cleveland area. Someone as accomplished as she is should be looking at University Hospitals or Cleveland Clinic.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Cuyahoga Community College has one of the best nursing programs around, my aunt was an instructor there for over twenty years.

#### MissB

(15,799 posts)Wonderful that she's reached her goal- congrats to you too!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)And I know nothing will stop her from doing so.

#### Burma Jones

(11,760 posts)One of my Grandmothers was a Nurse in Gary, Indiana.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)My one aunt taught nursing for twenty years at the school my daughter attended.

#### hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)A well-deserved little party for her.

#### shenmue

(38,480 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)My proudest accomplishment in raising my three children.

#### Brigid

(17,621 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Tomorrow's hangover be damned!

#### riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)Beautiful and intelligent! You are right to be proud!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Her perseverance and dogged determination in attaining a goal are unbelievable.

#### spooky3

(34,064 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)She wants to work in Pediatrics, she loves kids.

#### LibDemAlways

(15,139 posts)the mom of a college student daughter, I completely understand your bursting at the seams pride! Job well done!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)The last week of her finals was brutal.

#### LoisB

(6,884 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)DU'ers are the best.

#### Aristus

(65,793 posts)Glad to hear she's a liberal. How well do conservative nurses do the job?:

"Oh, so you got all sick and everything, and now you want me to

*help*you, huh? Taker!"

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)My children know Labor put a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food on the table.

#### MarianJack

(10,237 posts)Last edited Sat May 17, 2014, 11:26 AM - Edit history (1)

...to both you and your very lovely daughter!

PEACE!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)And has the temperament of a Celtic Shield Maiden.

#### panader0

(25,816 posts)My daughter would have graduated now too (in Nursing) but she had to take a semester off to work for her tuition.

I told my kids when they were young that they would probably need scholarships to attend college as I am poor. Both girls are in college. One son in the Coast Guard and one on the North Slope working construction.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)She was a three-sport athlete all through grade school and high school.

Thank God for her athletic ability!

And she worked full-time at a pre-school (she got her STNA previously) throughout.

#### Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)Congratulations!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)After she received her diploma, I don't think her feet touched the ground for three hours.

#### Tikki

(14,521 posts)and a happy you, too.

Congratulations.

Tikki

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)A few thousand watts, at least.

#### DesertDiamond

(1,616 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Mostly ummm, older gentlemen...

#### UrbScotty

(23,977 posts)Congratulations to her!! This is so wonderful!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)More than lots and lots.

#### jdadd

(1,311 posts)My Mother was an RN. She loved her job so much, She worked until she was 70....

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Nursing burns out so many, so soon.

#### Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)A few years ago I started the LVN program at our local Adult School. I lasted 5 weeks. I don't know what I was thinking, an ex-musician going into science. Yeah, that'll work. Anyway, I know how difficult that major is and I greatly admire anyone who can get through an RN program. Again, congratulations to both of you.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)She took the 'blunt force' attitude toward her studies and overwhelmed her subjects by sheer determination.

#### Yavin4

(35,245 posts)Nursing is one of the most noblest professions out there. Your daughter will be saving lives and giving comfort to people during probably the most stressful point in their lives.

You did a terrific job as a parent. You raised a wonderful human being.

You done good there. Real good.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)They accomplished the rest entirely on their own.

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,922 posts)#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Cocktails start at 4.

Be there and dinner's on me!

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,922 posts)Middleburg Hights when I was a kid (when dinosaurs roamed that area)

Wish I could join ya! As a fellow pround parent (of twin boys)who are now in 2nd year of college, I'm looking forward to graduation

someday...

Did we ever think we'd make it this far in life?

#### awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)(it irks me to no end that Midpark HS no longer exists) and never heard of the Pomeroy House. I must check it out when I get a chance to come back. Congrats to your daughter.

#### SammyWinstonJack

(44,127 posts)#### Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)How awesome is that?

A fresh new RN!

She had to put in some time and study for that honor, and no wonder you are thrilled.

Congratulations to both of you

May she find much success in the world of medicine. Or the healing arts.

#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)Woo wee!

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)Hi all this is Megan, Ikonoklast's daughter. I wanted to thank everyone for the congratulations and the best wishes. I honestly did not know that my father would post a picture of me on the internet but yet he did.

It took me 2.5 years to get my degree and it was very stressful to the point all I did was study and be a hermit. Now is the hard part of passing my boards and finding a job. Other than that thank you to everyone that was really kind of you all! xoxo -Megan

#### Tobin S.

(10,418 posts)Keep up the good work.

#### 3catwoman3

(23,663 posts)Long time pediatric nurse practitioner here (almost 40 years). If pediatrics is what you love, go right into it. Some people will try to tell you that you need to do a year of med-surg first, which is baloney. Pediatrics *is* med-surg, just with younger patients. Do what you love.

Good luck on your boards.

#### AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)May your life be filled with promise & success.

#### AnneD

(15,774 posts)our ADN program. Most folks knock ADN's, but my clinicals were in the Houston Med Center (cutting edge) and I managed to pass Nursing School working full time throughout and having my daughter mid way. Toughest thing I ever did. I look back at the picture and there were some people I did not even know that showed up I was so exhausted. Everyone was going on vacation or to Disney World. Folks asked me what I was planning to do and all I could say was sleep. And I did-12+ hours for 3 days while Mom watched the baby. On the 4th day, I went back to work. Never did find time to get those advanced degrees-life has a way of happening. Get you degree ASAP before it gets harder.

I am retiring in 7 more days. I have been a School Nurse (great schedule for working moms). I will work in a hospital (making more money than I ever did as a School Nurse) and then retire totally in a few more years. This was a second career for me but the one I stuck with. I was able to comfortably raise my daughter and be there for her special activities, something many single Moms have trouble doing. And I have a nice retirement built up for me too.

Nursing has been very good to me. Try not to burn out pace yourself, it is a marathon not a sprint.

#### niyad

(111,095 posts)#### Tobin S.

(10,418 posts)I'm proud of you both.

#### handmade34

(22,753 posts)#### Hoppy

(3,595 posts)Have a great career.

#### one_voice

(20,043 posts)it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse.

#### WillyT

(72,631 posts)#### Cha

(294,767 posts)#### Cleita

(75,480 posts)medical care givers. I'm grateful to every one of them who took care of my parents and my husband in their hour of need. They are truly special people and advanced spirits. I admire everyone of them who follow that path in life.

#### DFW

(53,779 posts)You both have a right to!

#### Rhiannon12866

(200,846 posts)Congratulations to both of you!

#### calimary

(80,204 posts)Not a nurse, though, but she's a graduate alright!

EXCELLENT!!!! Congratulations to her AND to you!!!

Both of !!

#### JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)#### skydive forever

(439 posts)My daughter became an RN just last year, while raising 5 beautiful kids. I know how proud you are.

#### Solly Mack

(90,709 posts)And to you!

#### AllyCat

(15,903 posts)#### AnneD

(15,774 posts)coffee before the shift, alcohol after. That and some tight buds. I am retiring from school Nursing after 25 years. I am thinking of going back into hospital as I am not yet 60. I will work 5 more years then will hang up my cocs for good. I had my daughter while in the middle of Nursing school and divorced her dad a few years after. Nursing allowed me the best of both worlds. I was at my daughters functions when she needed me and was able to give her advantages I didn't have.

#### SwissTony

(2,560 posts)After nearly 60 years of sickeningly good health, I needed a good deal of medical help. Most of it was provided by nurses (I'm not knocking doctors - they're brilliant too).

So, give your daughter a hug from me...a grateful patient...not one of her's...but she'll have lots of patients like me.

#### Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)My daughter was over the Moon from all of the support and well-wishes, it made me so very happy to see just how delighted she was that total strangers could share in her moment.

Thank all of you for your very kind words, I am humbled by them all.

Ikonklast.

P.S.- Dinner was awesome.