First things first…Riley is really enjoying getting to lounge around on “her spots” on our couches…you know, now that she isn’t in the crate anymore! 🙂
Upstairs on the couch…
…and…downstairs on the couch. Funny fact: all of the couches we own are tan…and microfiber…
I have been studying this little gem for the past week or so:
It’s a nursing school entrance exam study guide. I applied to nursing school about a week and a half ago. I sent my application in on a Friday, it got there on Monday. I got a call Monday from the admissions officer saying that she had received my application and registered me to take the TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) the next Monday (today!!).
So I studied this manual and took some practice tests…did I mention I did horribly on the practice tests? Alas, I did do horribly on the practice tests. If I did well enough on this test today, I would get a day to come in and interview for a coveted spot in nursing school. So I pretty much freaked out all week that I wasn’t going to do well on the entrance test since my practice test scores weren’t so hot.
Fast forward to today…I went and took my test and scored an 80%. That’s in the 88th percentile for the nation and the 97th percentile for LPN Nursing Programs. Phew! So, I passed! I did feel better though when I got there and found out I only had to get a 56% to pass (now doesn’t that make you scared for all your nurses that treat you?!?). The lowest score I had gotten on a practice test was a 70%. I guesstimated (before my results popped up on the screen) that I had probably made a 74%, so I was VERY happy when the 80% popped up.
Anyway, I should get a call tomorrow about scheduling the interview. Now to brush up on my interviewing skills–it HAS been 4 or 5 years since my last interview…
Grandma and Grandpa were both off work today, so it worked out well that they could watch Bailey while I went to take this 3 hour test. They fed her squash while I was gone…needless to say, she really enjoyed the squash!
And we finally got around to taking down our Christmas tree! THIS is the aftermath of that though… ^
Anyway, wish me luck on getting into nursing school! It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid…and I’m just now getting the guts to do it! 🙂