Amber, BSN

Oh yes it’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged, and obviously a TON has happened! I have FINALLY graduated nursing school with my BSN!!!!!

AND I managed to get ALL As this last, final semester. What a way to end things!! My final GPA for my undergrad is 3.823. I’m super, super pleased. My two goals for nursing school were to make no Cs (I didn’t) and for my finalΒ GPA to be above a 3.75. Score on both accounts!

I just received my Authorization to Test (ATT) this morning and I have officially scheduled my NCLEX exam. It’s all wrapping up and it’s becoming all too real that I am no longer a nursing student but about to be a nurse (God-willing I pass my NCLEX!). My last shift as a PCT will be on February 5th, and my first shift as a Graduate RN will be on February 23rd – can’t wait!!!

I am in the midst of taking the Kaplan NCLEX Prep Course. I am loving it and highly recommend it – I’ll write a separate post on that later this week. So far I think it’s been beneficial; of course it helps that one of my favorite professors happens to be teaching it and she is just amazing when it comes to explaining ANYTHING.

I’ll leave you with some pictures now to highlight the whirlwind that was pinning, graduation, and graduation parties. πŸ™‚

We didn't want to jinx ourselves by saying 100% RN until we passed the NCLEX! This was our celebratory cookie cake after our last final. :)

We didn’t want to jinx ourselves by saying 100% RN until we passed the NCLEX! This was our celebratory cookie cake after our last final. πŸ™‚

Received my college ring during finals week! I'm so happy to wear it!

Received my college ring during finals week! I’m so happy to wear it!

Got my hair and makeup done before my pinning ceremony...

Got my hair and makeup done before my pinning ceremony…

All dressed up!

All dressed up!

So proud to have him by my side during this journey. So happy he pinned me. :)

So proud to have him by my side during this journey. So happy he pinned me. πŸ™‚

There it is!!! The long-coveted pin!!!

There it is!!! The long-coveted pin!!!

Cardiac cookies for my graduation party the morning of graduation.

Cardiac cookies for my graduation party the morning of graduation.

Nurse-themed cupcakes! And they were GOOD.

Nurse-themed cupcakes! And they were GOOD.

The four amigas...they have been with me from the very beginning and I couldn't have made it through without them.

The four amigas…they have been with me from the very beginning and I couldn’t have made it through without them.

More sweet nursing school friends at my graduation party.

More sweet nursing school friends at my graduation party.

Graduation Cap!! It certainly wasn't the most creative but I thought it was cute!!

Graduation Cap!! It certainly wasn’t the most creative but I thought it was cute!!

Walking down the aisle during graduation!!

Walking down the aisle during graduation!!

We're DONE!!!

We’re DONE!!!

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Smiling with the Chancellor of TWU :)

Smiling with the Chancellor of TWU πŸ™‚

Officially a graduate!!!

Officially a graduate!!!

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8 thoughts on “Amber, BSN

  1. Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!!
    You made it through nursing school–enjoy this moment. I can’t wait to see your NCLEX-RN results and become a Nurse!!

    It was a pleasure following your journey into nursing school. I wish you the best in your nursing career!

  2. Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us Amber. I hope to start TWU’s program in the Fall. Your blog has been a huge inspiration and plethora of valuable information. I am so happy for you and hope you continue to blog. Good luck on the exam…but you don’t need it!!!

    • Thank you so much!! Good luck to you as well in your journey. I highly recommend TWU. πŸ™‚ Loved their program and I know they have prepared me well for the NCLEX! Let me know when you get in!!

  3. #boom !! You go girl. Do practice questions, practice questions and more practice questions. Mental aerobics!!! Sitting in front of that computer for at least 75-100 questions is harder than you think. Best of luck on the NCLEX. I know you’ll kill it!!!

    • Thank you once again for your support, Sean!! I have been and will continue to do a TON of practice questions. I took the Kaplan NCLEX prep course and I loved it, and I am using their strategies for answering questions. I can’t wait until I’m done with the NCLEX though!!!

  4. I stumbled across your blog when I was looking into TWU’s nursing program. I am in the midst of a career change and will be applying there in the fall. I enjoyed reading about your journey through the program! Congrats on graduating! I’m sure you will make a great nurse! πŸ™‚

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