Thursday, October 9, 2008

yikes

Has it really been almost three weeks???

Well, the past few weeks have kept me pretty busy, mostly consumed with studying for the dreaded Canadian RN exam. However, as of yesterday, I am DONE with that and hopefully will be an RN here in Ontario before too long. I just have to wait 4-6 weeks for the results. Ugh, I hate waiting. Which might explain why I didn't do so well on the trip home yesterday from Toronto during rush hour. Lots of sitting still and crawling and people changing lanes like idiots. DEFINITELY glad I'm not a commuter!!

The exam itself wasn't too terrifying, and I think I did okay. I hope at least okay enough to pass. Haha, isn't that encouraging to hear a nurse say that -- someone who will be taking care of individuals and their very lives?!?!? There's a different standard for each exam as to what percent will pass, as they deem some versions harder than others.

So I took the test at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre along with 229 other hopeful candidates. And being in Toronto (or Ontario for that matter) I was in a significant white minority. Oh well. It was almost like going back to kindergarten. We had to keep proving who we were in order to enter the test room. We got neon pink bracelets with our seat number -- so they could tell who we were AND so we could remember where to go. :-) If we had to use the bathroom during the exam, we had to raise our hand at which point we would be personally taken there by an escort. (NO, they did not go in the stalls, just outside -- I know you were thinking that!) And we all got to hear about the rules for taking a Scantron (AGAIN! Didn't I take a million bazillion of those in college??). Don't make an X or a check mark, fill in the complete oval. Erase completely any stray marks. Yadda yadda yadda.

Ah well, I'll find out the results in 4-6 weeks. If they are positive, they will be gloriously posted here. If, for some reason, the outcome is, uh, not-so-favorable, I'll probably be dropping off the face of the earth and deleting this blog altogether. Hahaha. My coworkers already bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers just for taking the exam, so hopefully there'll be a monetary gift of some sort involved when I tell them I actually passed. LOL just kidding, the flowers are beautiful and I certainly wasn't expecting them. It's nice to know the people you work with actually care about you a little (or else they're excited I'll be leaving soon and are sucking up to me to see if they can take my hours). :-) What a life.

2 comments:

Sis. Julie said...

Sounds like you have been extremely busy. I pray you did well on your exam. I'm sure you did!!

I love your look on your blog!! I love color and the colors you have look great!!

Kay said...

Missy... seriously scantrons are aweful! lol. So.. what are you going to do? Like hospital nurse or what?