Friday, May 22, 2009

I got in, I got in I got in !!

Assss you may be able to tell from title of this entry I had my interview which was March not May, just a little group affair of about 30 people a presentation then a numeracy and literacy test (I am thinking of running this through spell check as I type LOL). We got to do some Q&A and nobody really challenged them i think they got a bit fed up of me to be honest but they did like my questions and enthusiasm... well they must have done because nearly 2 months later they offered me an unconditional place (I don't have to do any other courses or quals to get on).
Was dancing round the house for a week, which now, actually has furniture and a telly and all sorts of cool stuff thanks a LOT to my family. Kody has settled in well and he thinks its great as he is the "man" of the house bless his little cotton socks. Sent my acceptance off last week and have been invited to attend a 2 day taster session including full tour and mini lessons, I get to make and eat a packed lunch so like being at school really :0).
Have started growing my library of reference books, buying the Nursing Times every week I now have 28 books although most won't be any good until I hopefully get a place at uni but hey you never know and it never hurts to read ahead. Mostly reading anatomy and physiology books and doing workbooks at the moment (Ross and Wilson and associated colouring book), it's cool I get to find a new use for some of my crafting goodies. Also have a maths book called How to master nursing calculations which has errors in the book :0, and yes I do mean more than one... still your know your maths is improving when you can spot the mistakes right ??

Anyways enough rambling tonight I have blog hopping to do, cheers for the very kind words of support guys muchly appreciated *SINGS* "moving on up, moving on out nothing can stop us now xxx

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A bit about me

Hiya everyone welcome to my blog,

I wanted to create a record for future wannabe nurses and survivors of domestic violence to follow and hopefully encourage people. I left my x 2/1/09, some new years resolution eh?? I had been hit that day and had decided to leave, upon leaving he decided to attack me in front of my 5 year old son , and thankfully another witness. We went to my mums and have found somewhere new to live privately rented which I am claiming council LHA (housing benefit for) and council tax. I am still waiting to hear whether or not we have it but we moved in (sort of) on the 16th.

So here is where my journey begins , I had always wanted to be a nurse from role play at the age of six I was drawn to it , I was fascinated by all the things they did and how they helped people and made a real difference (corny I know but true). Went to do a couple of courses when I was younger but lets say my taste in men wasn't any better then and leave it there LOL, had settled on working in warehousing for a long while till I got made redundant Nov 2007 and somebody mentioned retraining. At first I laughed and scoffed and said and do what ??? Then they mentioned that I was really good on the first aid course and very approachable and new that I liked nursing and suggested the access course and I sat up and paid attention. Since then I have been trying to sort it out but my x was holding me back, now I have no obstacles only challenges its me and my boy now and I'm going to do it for us.

I applied October to a local college and am waiting to hear about an interview date but they dont do them until May anyways so got a while to wait. I want to be in there now to be honest but I know I cant rush these things. So now it's a waiting game , and all i can do is sort my house out and work on getting some furiniture...... oh did I mention I dont have any yet LOL ????

Will let you know how I get on with house and access course as I go along good luck all you wannabe's and watch out all you qualities I'm coming your way!!!! ;)