My Daughter Passed Her Nursing Boards Today.Previously: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018618145
I can't wait to get home to see her, these last two months of her doing review have been brutal on her.
When she called me after the exam was over and she got her results she was crying so hard I thought she had failed at first, but it was due to sheer relief at passing.
I don't know who was happier she had passed, her or me. I was on pins an needles all day waiting for that phone call.
All along as I was telling her she knew her stuff and not to sweat it, she would nail that test no problem, I had butterflies the size of B-52's flying around my stomach.
Not anymore, woot!
That is one major milestone!
I wish her every success in her nursing career!
Megan needs to de-stress a little bit, I think a congratulatory pint of Guinness will certainly help in that department!
Convincing her she knew her stuff was the difficult part.
I am unashamedly proud of her accomplishment, even though all I did was cheerlead from the sidelines.
She did all the hard work on her own.
Nursing is one of the most rigorous majors one can have, and I've heard the boards are exceptionally grueling. Nurses are appreciated by patients and families, but even they have no idea what it takes to become an R.N. Not to mention the continuing ed requirements afterward...
As Joe would say, that's really a BFD!
(Can you tell that I LOVE nurses? One literally saved my life in Vietnam. )
Both my aunts, my mother's sisters were nurses.
My Aunt Martha was an Army Captain stationed in Japan during Korea, she spent her time patching up wounded from that war.
She met a flier while he was on leave in Japan, he asked her to marry him and she told him after the war was over.
She shouldn't have waited, her fiance was shot down and killed while on a strafing run.
She never married after that.
Martha came back to the states and after working for the VA for years taught nursing at the school my daughter graduated from, she was in charge of the nursing program before she retired.
My Aunt Martha was a force of Nature, few doctors that crossed her path ever did so again.
I spent 18 months in an Army hospital and got to know my nurses very well and went to some of their homes for dinner and had a place when I needed somewhere to stay.
One thing I got a kick out of was the nursing school caps that the civilian nurses wore (because the Army used both military nurses and civilian nurse employees). The civilian nurses were not required to wear the standard Army nurse cap. And I learned that each nursing school has its own distinctive cap, and that's what the civilian nurses wore, so we had a variety of styles on the ward.
One nurse in particular, Sherry, took a lot of ribbing about her cap--a narrow, frilly, lacy thing with some black ribbon on it (memory's foggy, but it may have been from a nursing school in Louisiana?). Sherry became a good friend, and I thought that was a very cool tradition.
Did I mention that I love nurses?
and is now working in Cardiac ICU in a large hospital in Ontario Canada.
Best wishes for a bright and fulfilling future / career for your daughter.
Well done family!!
My daughter wants to work in pediatrics, I think she said that she had a good chance for that happening at one of the hospitals that were recruiting her class.
they are today.
There is hope for the future.
I neglected to mention before that I was married for a lot of years to one of the top critical care nurses in the country. I have a deep appreciation for her and for all the men and women who do that.
She wants to get her Masters, and if it works out her employer will pay for most of it.
She said that after the first 100 questions she knew she had it in the bag, she had six hours to complete 265 questions and she did it in three.
She's as stubborn as her old man.
I come from a family of Nurses (Mom was an LPN, Sis is Bach RN, halfway to Masters) I was an aide for 30 years.
She will have her pick of employment.
They were just waiting for her to test, the jobs are definitely there for nursing grads.
Love your handle.
I have been an RN since 1988. Back in those days we had to wait 3 months to get the results from the test. We had to work as RNLP license pending and hope we passed or we'd be nursing assistance till we passed the test.
It's a lot of hard work.
Megan got the 300 question test, had six hours total to finish, two three hour sessions, all done on computer.
After 265 questions, the test stopped as she had no statistical chance of failing at that point.
Her test results were posted immediately, her license gets posted by the state and goes into force on Monday.
was taking it for her second time. The student on my right was taking it for her 6th and final time. I was shaking in my boots . But, I passed.
She responded, "Like I ran a marathon."