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What I’ll miss most

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There are only 25 days left! I really can’t believe it. Time flies when you’re having fun. And when you’re stressed, studying (though it doesn’t seem like it at the time), and going bonkers over tests and skills check offs. And while I only have a few more days of precepting, one more project to do, my gigantor comprehensive exam is behind me, and I am sooooo excited to have the summer off. There’s still a bit of sadness that I can’t help but feel when I look back on the last 3 years.

We’ve been together through thick and thin, we’ve been constantly consumed with some test or assignment, we’ve lived, breathed, cried, sweat, and eaten everything nursing for so long. It’s hard to think that waking up on July 13th, after the pinning is over, after we’ve walked, that it will all be over. That we will be done spending all those hours in the skills lab, or hanging out between classes. I mean, it will be really nice to have a life again, REALLY nice, don’t get me wrong. But we’re sort of like an extended family now.

And we’re all saying, “we’ll still be in touch” and “we’ll hang out this summer” but, really? Will we?  I hope we do, in my heart of hearts. After all we’ve been through, and all the things I’ve learned, what I will miss most out of this whole experience is not the classroom time or what we learned, that will follow us into our practice. It’s the people, the love and laughs we’ve shared. The bond that nursing created for us. I truly hope it’s not all talk. That we will stay in touch, and share with each other after all this is over. It’s been real, it’s been fun, it’s been real fun, and I hope we can keep the party going, even after the graduation toasts!

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Ani Burr, RN

I'm a brand new, full-fledged, fresh-out-of-school RN! And better yet, I landed the job of my dreams working with children. I love what I do, and while everyday on the job is a new (and sometimes scary) experience, I'm taking it all in - absorbing everything I can about this amazing profession we all fell in love with.
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