Sunday, March 05, 2006


I love my friends. Yesterday was a really rough day for me. It was insanely busy, and then I got some horrible news. I went to Winter Fantasia Friday night. It's like college prom. I managed to hide my pump. I've never worn it to a formal dance before. Pictures to come later. Saturday, I had to be up at 7am, after about 4 hours of sleep. I worked from 8 to noon on this big fundraiser for the local children's hospital. Then I went home and worked until 6pm with my parents. We got a lot done. On my way out from the dorm, I stopped and checked the mail. Big mistake. Inside was my rejection letter for the nursing program. I kept it together until I got home. I am really disappointed. Nursing is what I always dreamed of doing. I have no idea what my back up plan is. I am going to apply next semester, but after that, I don't know. Nursing is the only thing I want to do with my life. I am a lot less upset now than I was. But I am still devastated. I knew there was a pretty good chance I wouldn't get it, but I didn't really believe it. My friends pulled together to help me. When I got back to campus, they bought me ice cream. They listened to me cry about it. Then they took me to see the on campus movie. They have been so supportive of me. I don't know what I would do without them.
In other news, both my dad and roommate are making improvements. My roommate came back Friday. She does have an infection, but it can easily dealt with an oral antibiotic. My dad is also doing better. The pain is less, but he also has a stronger pain killer. He is sleeping much better. He goes to a neuro surgeon on Wednesday. Thanks for all the prayers!


Allison said...

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get into your nursing program. I know whatit's like to have your heart set on something.

Have you considered applying to a different nursing program? Maybe this just wasn't the one for you. Maybe there is a better, second option.

Jen said...

I have considered that, but my college is the only one in the area that doesn't have a standing waiting list. Some schools have a list of 8 years. No, that isn't a typo. Nurses are in huge demand, but the programs are small. It makes it really hard to get in.

Vivian said...

I am very happy to hear that your roomy is doing better. We are still praying for your dad. I am so sorry about the nursing school, please do not give up on your dream. There will be a way, you may have to take some initiative to make it happen but if you want it bad enough there is a way. Here is hoping for more good numbers and windows to open.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
Don't give up on nursing. Have you thought about taking some of the courses you will need, e.g. microbiology, A&P, chemistry, etc. until you get into the program you want? It will be nice to have those courses under your belt already when you get in! Marielle

Ellen said...

Have you gone to the nursing school to ask what you can take so the next time you apply, you'll have a greater chance of being accepted? I agree with Marielle. Please consider taking the courses that would be necessary in nursing school so you can reapply with more proof you are capable and they should accept you. (BIG HUGS)