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Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
Sat May 17, 2014, 07:40 AM May 2014

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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Ask Me How Proud I Am Of My Beautiful Daughter. (Original Post) Ikonoklast May 2014 OP
Congratulations to you both! antiquie May 2014 #1
Thank you. It was all her, I just gave her encouragement. Ikonoklast May 2014 #2
Never underestimate the value of your support and encouragement. llmart May 2014 #67
BA Akron, RN from Tri-C. Ikonoklast May 2014 #70
Congrats! MissB May 2014 #3
First step for her, she wants to get her Masters. Ikonoklast May 2014 #5
Well done.....and thank her for choosing this hard but oh so noble work. Burma Jones May 2014 #4
Both my mother's sisters were RNs. Ikonoklast May 2014 #6
Congratulations! hrmjustin May 2014 #7
Tonight we will be celebrating. Ikonoklast May 2014 #8
Yay! shenmue May 2014 #9
And she is a staunch Liberal. Same for my two sons. Ikonoklast May 2014 #11
This calls for a celebration! Brigid May 2014 #10
Tonight, it will be Guinness, Baileys and Jameson's all around! Ikonoklast May 2014 #12
Congratulations!!! riderinthestorm May 2014 #13
Thank you so much. Ikonoklast May 2014 #14
Congratulations! spooky3 May 2014 #15
I am so happy for her, she worked so hard for this. Ikonoklast May 2014 #19
Big congratulations are in order! And as LibDemAlways May 2014 #16
I don't know who was happier, my daughter or me! Ikonoklast May 2014 #20
Congratulations! LoisB May 2014 #17
I will show her this thread later, all the good wishers she has. Ikonoklast May 2014 #21
Good for her. R.N.'s ROCK! Aristus May 2014 #18
My home was always a Union Shop. Ikonoklast May 2014 #23
Many congrats... MarianJack May 2014 #22
She is the spitting image of her mother. Ikonoklast May 2014 #25
You have every right to be proud! panader0 May 2014 #24
She got an athletic scholarship to play Fastpitch in college. Ikonoklast May 2014 #27
How wonderful! Enthusiast May 2014 #26
She was so nervous, so happy. Ikonoklast May 2014 #30
YAY that is one happy young lady. Tikki May 2014 #28
I could have powered a small town off of her smile. Ikonoklast May 2014 #32
CONGRATULATIONS! Your daughter is smart, hard-working, and -- as we can all see --beautiful too!! DesertDiamond May 2014 #29
She got lots of her older patients to perk up during her clinicals. Ikonoklast May 2014 #33
How proud are you of your beautiful daughter? UrbScotty May 2014 #31
VERY. Ikonoklast May 2014 #35
Congratulations!! jdadd May 2014 #34
That is real devotion to her profession. Ikonoklast May 2014 #38
Congratulations to both of you! Le Taz Hot May 2014 #36
I swear she studied six hours every day. Ikonoklast May 2014 #39
Congrats to your daughter!! Yavin4 May 2014 #37
I only showed my kids the way. Ikonoklast May 2014 #40
Graduation! Let's party! Congrats to the proud parent! FailureToCommunicate May 2014 #41
Dinner at the Palmeroy House tonight. Ikonoklast May 2014 #42
Swanky! You're pulling out all the stops. I remember that place from when we lived nearby in FailureToCommunicate May 2014 #43
I grew up in Brook Park... awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #48
... SammyWinstonJack May 2014 #44
Way to go Daughter of Ikonoklast!!!!! Tsiyu May 2014 #45
Congratulations! MrScorpio May 2014 #46
Thank you everyone Ikonoklast May 2014 #47
You're welcome, Megan. Tobin S. May 2014 #51
Heartiest congratulations to you!!! 3catwoman3 May 2014 #54
Megan.....congratulations on a job well done. =) AverageJoe90 May 2014 #66
I made it through ..... AnneD May 2014 #72
congrats!! you have every right to be proud. niyad May 2014 #49
Excellent! The American Dream alive and well and in progress. Tobin S. May 2014 #50
.... handmade34 May 2014 #52
---making the world a better place. Hoppy May 2014 #53
Congrats to both! one_voice May 2014 #55
Congrats !!! - K & R !!! WillyT May 2014 #56
Wonderful, Ikonoklast! Congratulations to your daughter and your whole family! nm Cha May 2014 #57
Congratulations to her and I have a special place in my heart for Cleita May 2014 #58
Congratulations, and go ahead and brag! DFW May 2014 #59
Both intelligent and lovely! Rhiannon12866 May 2014 #60
I know how proud you are! I've got one of those, myself. calimary May 2014 #61
She is beautfiful and smart. You lucky dad. Congrats to the both of you. JDPriestly May 2014 #62
Congrats! skydive forever May 2014 #63
Congratulations to your daughter! Solly Mack May 2014 #64
Welcome to nursing! Congrats! AllyCat May 2014 #65
The secret to a successful Nursing career.... AnneD May 2014 #68
I'm in awe of nurses. SwissTony May 2014 #69
I want to thank all those who read, commented, and recommended this thread. Ikonoklast May 2014 #71

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
2. Thank you. It was all her, I just gave her encouragement.
Sat May 17, 2014, 07:57 AM
May 2014

And a shoulder to cry on when she got frustrated and burned out.

llmart

(15,383 posts)
67. Never underestimate the value of your support and encouragement.
Sun May 18, 2014, 06:38 PM
May 2014

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)
70. BA Akron, RN from Tri-C.
Mon May 19, 2014, 08:57 AM
May 2014

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




Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
5. First step for her, she wants to get her Masters.
Sat May 17, 2014, 08:36 AM
May 2014

And I know nothing will stop her from doing so.

Burma Jones

(11,760 posts)
4. Well done.....and thank her for choosing this hard but oh so noble work.
Sat May 17, 2014, 08:18 AM
May 2014

One of my Grandmothers was a Nurse in Gary, Indiana.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
6. Both my mother's sisters were RNs.
Sat May 17, 2014, 08:38 AM
May 2014

My one aunt taught nursing for twenty years at the school my daughter attended.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
11. And she is a staunch Liberal. Same for my two sons.
Sat May 17, 2014, 09:13 AM
May 2014

My proudest accomplishment in raising my three children.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
19. I am so happy for her, she worked so hard for this.
Sat May 17, 2014, 09:53 AM
May 2014

She wants to work in Pediatrics, she loves kids.

LibDemAlways

(15,139 posts)
16. Big congratulations are in order! And as
Sat May 17, 2014, 09:45 AM
May 2014

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

Aristus

(65,793 posts)
18. Good for her. R.N.'s ROCK!
Sat May 17, 2014, 09:52 AM
May 2014


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)
23. My home was always a Union Shop.
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:02 AM
May 2014

My children know Labor put a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food on the table.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
24. You have every right to be proud!
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:04 AM
May 2014

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)
27. She got an athletic scholarship to play Fastpitch in college.
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:13 AM
May 2014

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.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
30. She was so nervous, so happy.
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:23 AM
May 2014

After she received her diploma, I don't think her feet touched the ground for three hours.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
36. Congratulations to both of you!
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:35 AM
May 2014

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)
39. I swear she studied six hours every day.
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:42 AM
May 2014

She took the 'blunt force' attitude toward her studies and overwhelmed her subjects by sheer determination.

Yavin4

(35,245 posts)
37. Congrats to your daughter!!
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:35 AM
May 2014

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.

FailureToCommunicate

(13,922 posts)
43. Swanky! You're pulling out all the stops. I remember that place from when we lived nearby in
Sat May 17, 2014, 11:23 AM
May 2014

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)
48. I grew up in Brook Park...
Sat May 17, 2014, 04:18 PM
May 2014

(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.

Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)
45. Way to go Daughter of Ikonoklast!!!!!
Sat May 17, 2014, 12:03 PM
May 2014










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.


Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
47. Thank you everyone
Sat May 17, 2014, 01:42 PM
May 2014

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

3catwoman3

(23,663 posts)
54. Heartiest congratulations to you!!!
Sat May 17, 2014, 10:06 PM
May 2014

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.

AnneD

(15,774 posts)
72. I made it through .....
Mon May 19, 2014, 04:34 PM
May 2014

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.

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
58. Congratulations to her and I have a special place in my heart for
Sun May 18, 2014, 12:04 AM
May 2014

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.

calimary

(80,204 posts)
61. I know how proud you are! I've got one of those, myself.
Sun May 18, 2014, 01:54 AM
May 2014

Not a nurse, though, but she's a graduate alright!

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



Both of !!

AnneD

(15,774 posts)
68. The secret to a successful Nursing career....
Mon May 19, 2014, 08:18 AM
May 2014

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)
69. I'm in awe of nurses.
Mon May 19, 2014, 08:31 AM
May 2014

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)
71. I want to thank all those who read, commented, and recommended this thread.
Mon May 19, 2014, 09:02 AM
May 2014

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.

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