Friday, January 23, 2009

I think I'm becoming obsessed!

I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I check the college's website at least 4 times a day to see if I've been conditionally accepted. I swear I hold my breath every time I log in. Haha I feel like a nutter! I should know by the middle of February (hopefully).

I know that I probably will be conditionally accepted only because I applied two years ago with the same 3.77 GPA and got in. But it doesn't stop me worrying...

What happened, how did I end up here again, you ask? Because of math! When I tried to update my grade 12 math 2 years ago, I took it at a local college and I was completely and utterly LOST 2 classes in. At that point I had a melt down, decided if I couldn't even follow high school math I would be sooo far out of my element in Nursing school that I dropped my class and gave up my dream of becoming a nurse.

Of course after the dust settled I remember how much I needed to have a job where I felt I made a difference (a few months of working as an admin assitant has that effect sometimes:) so I decided I'd just apply to schools that didn't require grade 12 math, no matter how far I had to go or what other classes I needed to upgrade. So at that point I started taking grade 11 chemistry which surprisingly I found interesting and even though it was challenging, I did quite well in it. This (along with encouragement from my boyfriend) gave me the confidence to attempt math again.

Which brings us here.

Online school is SO the way to go if you struggle with a certain subject. I highly recommend it! I can go as slowly as I like when the material gets a bit confusing (not too slowly mind you because I'd like to go to school fall 2009) and whizz through the stuff that's simpler. The school I'm doing it through is Virtual High School Ontario ( and I'm very impressed with how well the material is laid out and how helpful my teacher is. If you think you'll never pass a prerequisite and its holding you back from the schooling you need to do the job of your dreams, look into this upgrading route!

Well I guess I should get back to work (thats right, I blog while at work - how terrible is that?!)


  1. Hey and welcome to the tiny world of Canadian RN blogs! Wow, your story and mine are SO SIMILAR - gotta love those boyfriends :D Plus you have a horse butt in your pic! I love your blog

    Blogging at work is one of my hobbies. My secret to avoiding detection is to use Google Reader - the IT watchdogs just think I do a whole lot of web searches, muahaha!

  2. Hee hee. Thanks for the tip Undergrad RN!

    I've just finished reading your old blogs (which I loved btw) and I have to agree - we do totally have very similar stories! Cool and slightly eerie hey?!

    I loved your comment about mentally tabulating how many horses you could keep on an RN salary because, although of course that's not my main reason for wanting to enter the field, that same calc often crosses my mind too. ;)

    I adore your blog! Can't wait to hear how your 2nd day at clinical went!

  3. I love the online school format. I did all my pre-reqs for nursing school online and will be taking two more this summer, the dreaded Algebra 2 I have the take and O-Chem.

    Good luck!!

  4. Thanks so much Christine! Good luck with your classes this summer too!

  5. I agree with this post, I took a couple of math courses at Ontario Online Academy and found they did a great job of delivering Advanced Functions/Data Management!