Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's officially been months since any writing has occurred- at least within this blog- so where do I even begin?

For starters, fall quarter is finally over! I can't hardly believe how fast time has passed... While I'm on the topic of time passing quickly I'd like to drop even more exciting news- just last Monday I submitted my first (of many) Nursing school apps! I hadn't planned on doing so this early, but after I had met with an admission advisor last month and finding out some new info... things just kinda fell into place.

Today I received an email from the admissions office to notify me that my application was incomplete: one of my school transcripts was missing. I called my school to see what was going on. Apparently, they missed the note written on the transcript request to send one immediately and again once grades were posted, as well as the voice message with clear instructions to do so.

At first, I was upset.. upset that they could have messed up on this, considering that this could possibly prevent me from being accepted. The hospital being a big part of my life, I tend to relate my experiences with situations to work to better comprehend them. I imagined how my failure to follow up with a patient or their family or a nurse might cause some drastic chain reaction. Was this karma for a shortcoming on my part? Part of me wants to believe so, as having a reason would make the situation easier to grasp.

As easy as it is to blame the school for something I feel that I didn't have control over- truthfully, I don't think I'll be selected anyway. My gut tells me that my place won't be at this first school. Looking back, I don't feel that I was prepared to fully address the Personal Statement prompt. Deep down I believe that I would benefit from a Jesuit education, but I don't feel that I was able to convey why in my short response.

I learned a lot during this application process, the personal essay required me to do some deep reflection in order to realize my motivation to become a nurse. It's easy to figure out what the admissions office would like to hear, but not quite as easy to forge a statement that will move an audience. My goal was to move the admission panel and in order to do that I knew that my personal statement would have to come from the heart.

In the end I believe that it will work out the way that it's suppose to, meanwhile, I feel excited, nervous, anxious, and curious to see where I will end up!

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