Watching " CSI Miami " and done with dishes, have clothes in dryer had my little
power nap not sure yet if it worked or not Think I'll make the Taco Casserole,, I found
on Facebook I belong to several Recipe programs on Facebook * A lot of great stuff
( No ) Rain, yesterday was sunny & so far today sunny Can't believe the high Temp's in
Washington State And Texas too !! Have a Sweet day,, With Love, Karen
Came by to say happy Monday, have a great day, and a wonderful new week...Hugs♥ & Friendship
~ * ~ Good Monday Morning ~ Up at 3:am,, So doing Comments ~ Wishing you a
Super Duper new Week a head ~ Quess we can't Kiss the rain off till about Wednesday ~
My lord we'll be floating by then, lol, ~ Watching "World News" Such sad news,so early in
the Morning ~ Why, I ask Why, are there so many wonderful people taken off this earth
so early in life !!!! ~ Sad, just Sad !!! Gosh be Careful,, Be safe ~ Love You ~
Stopping by to say "HI"!!!
> HOPE YOUR HAVING DRY WEATHER WE'RE SOAKED BEYOND WORDS
GOOD DAY TO FIND THINGS TO DO IN HOUSE, LIKE CLEAN !! OH FUN !! HAVING
FRENCH TOAST FOR BRUNCH HUBBY WENT TO STORE FOR ME, HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY
WITH LOVE & HUGS, KAREN
~ * ~ HELLO, THIS FINE COOLER EVENING ~ I JUST LOVE THESE ANIMATED KIDS ~
GOSH I SLEPT 5 HRS. TODAY ~ & 6 LAST NIGHT ~ WILL BE GLAD WEATHER BECOMES SUMMER ~
& SURE THEIR ARE SEVERAL ~ THAT WISH SNOW WOULD GO AWAY ~ PIZZA NIGHT,,
SURPREAM LG. THIN CRUST ~ WHATS UR MENU SAYING,,LOL ,, LOVE, KAREN
THANK-YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP
PLEASE HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EVENING ~ HUBBY JUST WENT TO McDONALDS TO GET OUR "FAST FOOD" SUPPER
,, YES I AM TOO LAZY TO COOK SUPPER TONIGHT ~ HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE QUITE A BIT TODAY,
TRYING TO GET RID OF A "HEADACHE" Ahhh !! HE'S BACK, MUCH LOVE TO YOU, KAREN
First, I want to thank each of you who sent comments, messages, and prayed for me and my classmates. I appreciate it greatly, and more than you will ever know.Secondly, I'm sad to report that out of my class of 50 students, at least 20 that I am aware of did not pass, including several of the persons I previously mentioned. Unfortunately, I was one of the 20. Yes, my sons and I were very disappointed, everything was riding on this exam, and many tears were shed Thursday night. It wasn't from lack of effort or studying, God knows I have put in my dues, but it was a very TOUGH exam. In fact, the requirements are actually set 50 points higher than the other colleges in this area. Their students also have multiple attempts at this exam, while we were only given 1 chance. I am very good in math, but even some of the dosage medication problems were such that I had never seen before. Quite frankly, the end results are a direct reflection on how ineffective the online nursing program is with its teaching. When you sit for hours behind a computer, you read out of a 8 inch thick book trying to comprehend it, and when you are basically are teaching yourself--you're bound to have students fail. Personally, we almost never saw our instructors, and I don't believe they did the best job of preparing us, as reflected by the sheer number of students that failed. I know a large majority of these students, and they are not dumb. You can't be dumb and be accepted into the program to begin with, so when at least 40% of the class doesn't pass, there's a problem.
HOWEVER, I am not down and out just yet! After I wiped away the tears, I spoke to my instructor this morning and said, "Okay. I will pass this course. I will graduate. So, what's my next step?" I think it surprised her that I am so forthright and determined. Fortunately, there is a "Plan B" already in place. It requires another 6-8 weeks of a remediation course, more practice quizzes, and another exam (ATI) given by a different company. IF for some reason I do not pass the ATI exam, then I will have to completely retake the course. Either way, I'm looking at graduating in August--and I will graduate!
I did not come this far only to fall short because of 1 exam. It may take me a extra couple months, but I am more determined than ever to do what it takes to make it. I WILL graduate in August, I WILL pass my State Board exam, and I WILL become a Registered Nurse. God didn't bring me this far to leave me now. Only HE knows why I have to go a little longer, but I trust it's a good thing. At least now I know what my summer will consist of, right? So, if you happen think of me, say a little prayer every now-and-then. I'd surely appreciate it. THANKS SO MUCH!
I like this comment, and it applies to my life in so many ways--from graduating to getting a job to men and everything else in between. The perfect time IS coming!
Good morning! Just a quick note to check in. Those of you who have inquired or are wondering... No I am not in harms way or anywhere near the devistating fires here in Southern California .... Although we do not really see the smoke from here we are all suffering headaches so I am sure we are getting some of the fall out..
It was cold this morning but going to be in the lower nineties this afternoon so looking forward to some sun.....
I am feeling a little better and dealing the best I can.. I have every intention tof following up with some sort of counsiling or support group and will try to put these flashbacks behind me.. I think its time..
I hope all is well with you and that you will have a wonderful day and weekend.. huggs, shallimarRose
Wishing you a great day, and a wonderful weekend.....Hugs♥ & Friendship
> GOOD & HAPPY MORNING PRECIOUS FRIEND DO HAVE A TERRIFIC FRIDAY STILL A LITE RAIN
"SISSY" CAUGHT A BABY MOUSEUGH !! IT'S AS SMALL AS ONE OF THEIR TOY MICEWE'RE DOING THE
CABINETS UNDER THE SINK IN KITCHEN THIS WEEKEND FOR HOLES THAT
CRITTERS CAN COME IN ,, LIKE THEIR MOMMY,,LOL,, LOTS OF LOVE* KAREN
~ * ~ HAPPY EVENING ~ DOING MORE SPRING CLEANING ~ WILL IT EVER END ? ~
LITE RAIN ALL DAY ~ WILL THAT EVER END ~ LOL ~ HOPE YOUR DAY WAS EXCELLENT,
AND NOW THE WEEKEND BEGINS ~ HAVE A GREAT ONE * LOVE, KAREN
HAVE A NICE DAY, AND AS ALWAYS THANK-YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP
Hello my friend! I finally got a new computer and can now send comments. I wanted to let you know I miss talking to you on the status and have been thinking about you everyday. It's been a busy few weeks for me, but all is okay here. I hope all is going well for you and you have a wonderful day. Donna
hi''friend hope all is well with you,yours dot
SORRY I AM SO LATE ~ I WON'T MAKE ANY EXCUSES ~ I'M BAD ~ I KNOW ~
HOPE YOUR WEEK HAS BEEN PLEASANT ~ WELL WISHES FOR THOSE THAT
ARE SICK ~ OR FEELING FRUMMPY ~ KNOW THAT I'M THINKING OF YOU ~
BIG LOVE & HUGS ~ LITTLE OLE ME *
I don't normally request too many things but so much in my life is riding on this. My boys and I would surely appreciate it.PRAYER REQUEST: At 8:30am tomorrow (Thursday) my Upward Mobility RN class will take our exit HESI exam. Our next step towards our futures as Registered Nurses is riding solely on this one exam, and we only get one chance at it. Our anxiety and stress level is immense right now. We need to score a minimum of 900 points or we do not get to graduate, and we will not be allowed to take our Texas Board of Nursing license exam until we pass HESI.I know you don't personally know any of them and we have never met, but this would mean the world to me. I ask for those of you who do pray, that you would please remember us in prayer, even if it's just a couple words, and in particular: Kate, Rayma, April, Kash, Deaux, Beth, Trina,Krystal, Donald, and of course me, Jocelyn. We have either become fast friends during the past 9 1/2 months, or I have known them since August 2010, where we struggled together to make it through LVN school & graduated together 2011. I KNOW how seriously dedicated we have all been to this program and each one of us has put in our time in studying, stressing, and doing the best we possibly can. We each deserve to graduate next Friday.I know each of us would appreciate all the prayers we can get. Thank you so much!
Tuesday Morning Enlightment * I am up early, 2:30am * but will go back to bed soon *
I will send Comments out, get a bowl of ceral,, & hope for some Zzzz's * lol *
Hope that your day is delightful * and sunny * Big Hugs & Love, karen *