Nurse Betty BScN (cand): first things first

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

first things first

Okay, first things, first. My name isn't Betty, its the name I gave my cute little iBook. I have just finished my first year of nursing school thus the (cand). A friend and I always used to chuckle when we saw profs at our school who were working on their PhD's that they signed everything So and So PhD (cand) so we adopted BScN (cand) because we are all candidates for something, right?!
First year was a roller coaster ride of emotions, I have 2 cute kids, very cute husband who works 70-90 hours/week, messy house and a half dead 15 year old dog. To say that school was a challenge given everything else that I had on the go is an understatement. It was never the school work that was the challenge it was everything else. I started this blog for the same reasons that it seems everyone else does, to vent about all the challenges of nursing student life and perhaps to make some connections with like minded individuals. Given that I am a (very) mature student I often don't have a lot in common with my classmates and was pleased to see so many other (mature) student nurse blogs.
I am hoping that this blog will become another type of communication journal that we are required to keep, of course I will maintain a written jobbie but this will be a more fun outlet.
My problem as a student also is that I set unreasonable goals for myself and am crushed when they don't pan out. I am currently waiting for the last 2 of my final exam marks. While what I have gotten back so far are good, they aren't good enough and my goal of hitting the dean's list is not going to happen and I am devastated. Oh well, such as life, I passed right and that's what's important blah blah blah. I'll get back to you on whether or not I convinced myself.
Thanks for reading ; )

3 Comments:

Blogger Wendy, S.N. said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! You may find this quite cathartic. As for grades, I had to learn after the first semester that I'm never going to see an A in nursing school, no matter how hard I try. With the grading scale so high (lowest grade is a 77, which is almost a B anywhere else), and the professors no longer throwing out the lowest grade, we are doomed to mediocrity. We have a saying in my class "C is for continue."

W. :)

9:00 a.m.  
Blogger celestial said...

C'S GET DEGREES! :)

That's our motto.

4:41 p.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

That's an awesome reply, thanks, in fact that is worth putting on a t-shirt

11:12 p.m.  

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