Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's (feeling) Offical!

I received the package from the college yesterday! One step closer to my dream, Eeeee! The doubt I was experiencing a little while ago has been replaced with EXCITEMENT :) Thank god! I love that all the letters congratulated me on being accepted into the nursing program. That’s such a nice touch. :)

The paperwork included a pretty decent check list of things I have to accomplish before August. Vaccinations are definitely the most intense item on the list and I can’t start clinicals without those up-to-date, so I better read over the info so I get it all right. I also have to have a police clearance done, do first aid training and attend an information session.

I started the process today by having my mom dig out my vaccination records from when I was a child. Thank goodness she found them as I was born in England (and lived there until I was 7) so finding out the details otherwise might have been a bit challenging. Go mama! I also called the health region to have them send me my vaccination records from here in Canada. I should have them next week sometime. It looks like I may have a few to update but I did get the important ones (like Polio) as a little one. Yay!

Today I also called and book my info session – Which I’m pretty excited about. I’m doing that near the end of March. I'll let you know how that goes.

Speaking of calling all these places - It’s soooo awkward not having an actual office (I’m a front desk receptionist). I have absolutely NO privacy which sucks when you’re trying to make appointments that you don’t want everyone in the surrounding offices to know about. I had to call from my car at lunch time (I was pretty stoked all the places were open actually). It’s not that I’m keeping the fact that I’m an aspiring nurse a secret. I’ve told many people at work my plans, because I do my upgrading homework there at lunch time most days (which of course brings questions), but I’ve never specified my time line. I sort of infer that school is way off in the future for me, that I have tons more classes to upgrade… which isn’t really true, although 1.25 classes left to do feels like a ton to me sometimes :). So it’s not as if I’m totally hiding things but I just don’t want anyone to know too soon that I’m heading back. Especially when it really is still up in the air a bit (with me having to finish Math and Bio)….

Anyway, it drove me nuts to wait until lunch time to get a few of these necessary calls done, I was so pumped to get the ball rolling. Now that I have a few things taken care of, its starting to feel so real. I honestly, truly might be heading to school in six months guys! That’s sooooo exciting!!

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