June 24, 2010


I can't believe I left out such an important detail in my last post. Like, epically important and exciting and cool.

I got into the Nursing program at UF!

I've been waiting and waiting to hear back since I turned in my application in December. We were initially supposed to find out back in May but they kept pushing the date back. And back. And back.

I had heard that a few people had received their packets by last Friday but I was still anxiously awaiting mine. I knew I had the grades and I thought I nailed the application but I was still worried about my lack of volunteering experience. In a program that had over 600 applicants, only 100-120 were accepted. In that competitive atmosphere, experience in the field can really make it or break it between evenly-matched applicants.

I got a text from my good friend from high school, Affy, early Friday afternoon saying she got accepted. I was so excited for her and quickly texted her back, congratulating her for all of her hard work she's done the past year to get her grades up. While I was totally excited for her, I was also anxious about my own fate. She texted me back asking if I had heard anything but I didn't respond. I figured the packet would be sent to my home address instead of my Gainesville address; I didn't want to be disappointed by asking someone at home to check!

Fortunately, my dad called me 10 minutes after hearing from Affy telling me that I got in! I was so relieved and excited and elated all at the same time. I know it will be tough but I think my experience in IB has prepared me for the marathon ahead of me. I can't wait to start in August!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Megan! (from Emma's mom Joan :) Emma told me you were accepted into the nursing program - I am so happy for you! I think you will love nursing - and I wish you the very best!! I also want to thank you for being such a wonderful roommate to Emma (especially for your patience & kindness when she was sick and her cough surely kept you awake!). I'm so glad the two of you had such an amazing time in Spain...and have special memories to share forever... Best wishes to you always, Joan

Aunt Amy said...

So happy for you! Sick people everywhere will be lucky to have you take care of them. I bet healthy people will even fake being sick just to have you hang out at their bedside.

Erin T. said...

Congratulations on Nursing School, Megan!!! Can't wait to see your face again in the fall =]