By 3:00 pm on Friday, the Ohio Board of Nursing still had the words "pending" by my name. I was dying a slow death inside. Most of my friends had found out by noon the day after their exams and I knew if mine weren't up by 5:00 pm I would have to wait until Monday!!! I wouldn't survive that long with my anxiety. I needed a straight jacket. I needed Ativan. I needed results.
I finally threw my running clothes on and texted A I was going out and gave him the information to check my status on-line if he wanted to while I was gone. I swore to myself I would not return until after 5 pm. The run turned out to be the best thing for me. Mile by mile I slowly lost focus on the boards and just looked at the road ahead. My IPOD wa turned up full volume, drowining out all my thoughts. Peace of mind was filtering in and taking over, ahhhh thank goodness.
Eventually, I had no choice but to return to reality and at 5:05 pm I arrived back at my drive way. I ran upstairs to see I had missed (2) phone calls, (2) text messages and (2) emails. Oh man, something was going on, could it be, it had to be...my results were posted.
Sure enough, I went to the website and pulled up my name and there it was plain as day, my name with an active status and an RN number!! It was over. I had passed!! I was officially an RN.