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Nichole U's picture
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Bummed out

So I have just feeling really bummed out the last couple of weeks. My grandmother passed away last weekend. It was just a matter of time, so we knew it was coming, but it was still hard. She ended up dying of pneumonia, but at least she was able to pass away in her own bed.

I also found out Friday that I did not get into the nurse practitioner program that I had applied for. They could only take 15 out of 70 qualified applicants. There is a chance I could be waitlisted, but I won't know that until Tuesday. I was really looking forward to the journey so this was a huge blow to know that I did not get accepted.

The kids are being monsters lately too. They do nothing but fight and I constantly feel like I am playing referee with them. They don't get along 95% of the time, and fight over everything.

Anyways, I just needed to vent. DH is sympathetic, but lacks empathy. He doesn't get it. I'll be ok, but having the death and the rejection from grad school both in the same week really hit me hard. Sad

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I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother and about the grad school rejection, Nichole.

When I applied to grad school, I got into one school and rejected by another. I still have NO idea why I didn't get in to that school. It wasn't even a competitive program. I called and asked and they just told me I didn't fit their criteria. It still burns a bit to think about that, and it's been 7 years now.

Are there other NP programs in your area?

I totally hear you about refereeing the kids all day. There is NO love lost between my kids. Jocelyn still absolutely hates the fact that Elliott exists. She either totally ignores him or just goes over and body slams him if he is in her way. He is so conditioned to associate her with pain that if she even brushes against him, he starts crying. It's like a zoo here all the time.

Sending virtual hugs your way. :bighug:

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:bighug:

VixB's picture
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I'm sorry Nichole....that's 2 difficult events in a row... plus kids fighting all the time.... HUGS

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Awwww, I'm sorry Nichole! :bigarmhug:

Nichole U's picture
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There are other programs, Jamie. I felt that the program I chose was the best fit for me. I felt that the faculty was wonderful and felt I would have a great experience. Also, a lot of the didactic work I could do from home. Most of the other programs, although most have a distance learning component, there will be more of a sacrifice in my schedule in order to physically go to class. I'll wait until after next week, see if I am on the waitlist, etc.... then go back to the drawing board. I am pretty much too late for this fall to start anything, so I have some time to think. Plus, I was going for a bridge option from my associate's straight to my master's, and the only other program around me that offers this is at Emory University in Atlanta, and this would be a HUGE burden commute wise. I don't really live "close" to any major university, so that is why I was looking for a more "distance learning" program. It will be 45-60 minute commute for any option close to home for me. Its not the end of the world by any means, but adds cost and takes time away from my kids... which I probably need anyways. LOL

So anyways, we're heading up to MI next weekend for my grandmother's service. She was cremated so there was no official funeral. This will give me time to regroup. It's just not easy, and I don't accept well being rejected in any form. Especially since I know I met their requirements, have excellent nursing background, decent grades, excellent references, etc.

Maybe I just need to take a :timeout:

Thanks guys for your sympathy.

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I'm soooooo sorry Nichole (((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

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Well I am on the waiting list for the program I had applied for. Apparently there were just an overwhelming number of qualified applicants... so there is a chance I could still get in this class or the next one... we shall see. But it was good to get that news today.

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Woohoo!

Fingers crossed for you. :goodluck:

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:goodluck:

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I'm so sorry all of this is going on at the same time. I know how it is to have a grandmother pass and your kids act psycho/crazy at the same time... it's like all you want to do is scream at them!! I really do hope that you feel better soon... big hugs!

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Sorry you are dealing with so much right now. So glad to hear you are on the waiting list though. My boys are absolute monsters lately too.

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"jbraud55" wrote:

Sorry you are dealing with so much right now. So glad to hear you are on the waiting list though. My boys are absolute monsters lately too.

I couldnt imagine having two the same age! Its different having Bryce and Luke because at least I can reason with Bryce. If I had 2 I couldn't reason with I'd be even more crazy than I am now... if that is even possible!

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I definitely feel a little more crazy each day! Lol.