It's over. It's really over! I am half way done with this accelerated nursing program. I finished my last final at midnight last night for genetics. My grades have gone in the crapper, but I am passing.
Pediatrics - C (teachers thought maybe I had a learning disability and suggested it had to be my fault my grades along with many had severely truncated from medical-surgery in the previous semester)
OB - B (although it was really fun and I learned a lot, there were only 2 exams and only 2 got an A on the first exam and no one, I repeat no one got an A on the second exam).
Pharmacology - B (never showed up to class except for a test after the first two weeks; I got a 91/105 on the final and only studied for 3 hours because all my time went into my OB exam - plus I know my drugs, so studying was minimal)
Genetics - B (I didn't learn much as the class seemed too disorganized and answers with rationals were never posted, so I have no idea what I missed!)
My GPA has dropped to 3.15 (ewwww!). That is the lowest it's ever been (sigh). I am hoping things will turn around this summer for me, but I am extremely fearful as I have 17 credits!! It is going to be intense!
I have all but resolved myself to put running and triathlons out of my mind after this weekend. I thought I could do it, but I am so broke and the idea of trying to train and work with my schedule is impossible. I am going to get my few races in to make the quota for SBR, but that's it. I can't force myself to spend money on races I am going to suck at. I just want to train as a break from school work, not as a necessity for a race.
I need to get my GPA back up (or at least try). I applied for a tuition assistance program with a possible employer for my last semester at KSU. The employer gives you $5k each semester and then every year you work for them it forgives the $5k, plus you have a job. It may not be exactly where I want to start, but in this economy it is a job and I will take it!
I think ultimately, I am going to try and get into OB in a hospital or even a place like Plan Parenthood. Although, I thought this would be the end of my scholarly years, I think I will continue my education after a year or two of working as an RN and going to school for my master's as a nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife. I am certain if either of my parents read this they will be groaning and thinking "not another degree!" -- But I can't help myself! I am an addict, I guess.