Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm going back to SCHOOL

WOW! I have no idea what I was thinking! I am so nervous/excited/worried/scared....... Just a ball of emotions! No to mention, how am I going to work 2-3 jobs AND go to school AND have a little bit of a social life??????? This is CRAZY! But I'm gonna do it. Can't believe it, but I am.

Anyway, Saint Louis University is, of course, in St Louis, MO. (on the Missouri side--there is an Illinois side too). It is a private, Jesuit (?) university. I will have to go twice, after certain classes, for my advisor to assess my clinical/assessment skills.

When I went for Erika's (my patient that went to Wake and graduated on time after an 8 week stay in the ICU and months of rehab for an unknown illness, anyway) wedding, St Louis seemed like a really neat town (as long as you don't get sick and end up in a dumpy ER on the Illinois side!) So I am looking forward to visiting, though it won't be anytime soon.

This semester, they are registering me for "Case Management" and "Research". Oh my, those sound like they include a LARGE amount of dry reading! And probably some paper writing! I'm not sure I remember how to write a paper, no less a NURSING paper! So you can see how I can be excited/scarred/worried......all at the same time.

I start August 22. So I'll see you guys around Christmas!!!

Homework for the Fam: What is a Billiken? Why do you care?
(It's a neat story and it should be obvious why you would care!) (use the link!)

6 comments:

The Mom said...

wahoo!!!!

The Mom said...

where is the link?

Sque said...

Congrats, anniegrin!! I know you'll kick some major batookie...hehe!

merrymerry said...

What degree are you going back to get? NP or an NA? or masters?

merrymerry said...

It's a charm that is short with a grin. Why do I want to know about it?It's creator was from Missouri?

anniegrin said...

going for Acute Care NP--I'm still in shock1