Originally Posted by GaleTX
I always get a breast exam at my yearly as well. This is the second OB-GYN I've seen and they have both done it.
Erica - what kind of nursing program are you trying to get into?
ASN. Have all my pre-reqs and co-reqs done and only have core classes left. And did I mention I have a 4.0?? It's so frustrating. Supposedly admittance to the program is only based on grades from your 4 pre-req classes (anatomy, physiology, psychology and English Composition) and your TEAS test score (entrance exam). I know for a fact I have a better score than 2 other people, yet they made it in... I'm learning very quickly all of the politics involved. I have heard rumors that males and minorities fill the first spots (as long as they have competitive scores) and that they would take a male/minority with a 200 over a white female with a 210, etc. I never believed it in the past but now I'm starting to... Don't want to jump to conclusions on that specifically, but what else could the explanation be why these other 2 people (one a minority one a male) made it in and I didn't. I could see it if there were an interview process or something else subjective, but the admissions process is based strictly on points. *sigh* I don't know. Again, I'm trying to let it go. But it's hard. And I guess overall I just feel like I could've half-assed this whole thing and gotten in eventually, but I have literally busted my ass SO MUCH to get a 4.0 (which doesn't matter unless I can graduate) and in the process have had to push my kids and husband to the back burner. I know I'm not the only one going through this, but it IS frustrating to think that I could've taken half my course load this last semester or not be taking summer school this summer so I could spend extra time with the family since I wont be in any rush anyway. aaaaghhhh ok. done. enough obsessing about it.
I know there are a few other nurses/nursing students here. Feel free to pipe in any time. :-)
Also, glad to hear you're all getting breast exams. However, I'm a little creeped out by the fact that this is my first one... EVER! What the heck have my other doctors been doing?? Serves to prove once again that my old doctors were IDIOTS and further proves that my prior 2 c-sections through them were unnecessary. Just add that to the list of 500 other things that these guys didn't do properly.
Ok I swear, enough VENTING! haha. Just a really rough day. Met with my OBGYN who once again told me that she will not allow a trial of labor and will require a scheduled c-section. Which is the biggest reason I'm using a homebirth midwife. But hearing it again, plus coming home to my rejection letter have just done me in. Plus my husband has 2 tests today for one of his classes so he's been gone at the library studying all day. And my kids must SENSE that I am weak and are taking advantage. haha. They have an innate sense for that huh? lol. I asked my 2 year old to take it easy on me and she said "yea cuz you need sleep, you're grumpy" haha. which made me laugh... which made my 1 year old laugh... which made my 2 year old laugh. :-) Which made me feel better.