And a shoulder to cry on when she got frustrated and burned out.
You absolutely had a huge role in her success whether you want to take credit or not. You should be very proud of her and her accomplishments. I work at a university that has a school of nursing, and that's a difficult course of study. What an amazing daughter you raised.
If I may ask, where did she get her degree? I'm originally from the Cleveland area. Someone as accomplished as she is should be looking at University Hospitals or Cleveland Clinic.
Cuyahoga Community College has one of the best nursing programs around, my aunt was an instructor there for over twenty years.
One of my Grandmothers was a Nurse in Gary, Indiana.
My one aunt taught nursing for twenty years at the school my daughter attended.
My proudest accomplishment in raising my three children.
Her perseverance and dogged determination in attaining a goal are unbelievable.
She wants to work in Pediatrics, she loves kids.
the mom of a college student daughter, I completely understand your bursting at the seams pride! Job well done!
Glad to hear she's a liberal. How well do conservative nurses do the job?:
"Oh, so you got all sick and everything, and now you want me to help you, huh? Taker!"
My children know Labor put a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food on the table.
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...to both you and your very lovely daughter!
My daughter would have graduated now too (in Nursing) but she had to take a semester off to work for her tuition.
I told my kids when they were young that they would probably need scholarships to attend college as I am poor. Both girls are in college. One son in the Coast Guard and one on the North Slope working construction.
She was a three-sport athlete all through grade school and high school.
Thank God for her athletic ability!
And she worked full-time at a pre-school (she got her STNA previously) throughout.
After she received her diploma, I don't think her feet touched the ground for three hours.
Mostly ummm, older gentlemen...
Congratulations to her!! This is so wonderful!
My Mother was an RN. She loved her job so much, She worked until she was 70....
A few years ago I started the LVN program at our local Adult School. I lasted 5 weeks. I don't know what I was thinking, an ex-musician going into science. Yeah, that'll work. Anyway, I know how difficult that major is and I greatly admire anyone who can get through an RN program. Again, congratulations to both of you.
She took the 'blunt force' attitude toward her studies and overwhelmed her subjects by sheer determination.
Nursing is one of the most noblest professions out there. Your daughter will be saving lives and giving comfort to people during probably the most stressful point in their lives.
You did a terrific job as a parent. You raised a wonderful human being.
You done good there. Real good.
Cocktails start at 4.
Be there and dinner's on me!
Middleburg Hights when I was a kid (when dinosaurs roamed that area)
Wish I could join ya! As a fellow pround parent (of twin boys)who are now in 2nd year of college, I'm looking forward to graduation
Did we ever think we'd make it this far in life?
(it irks me to no end that Midpark HS no longer exists) and never heard of the Pomeroy House. I must check it out when I get a chance to come back. Congrats to your daughter.
How awesome is that?
A fresh new RN!
She had to put in some time and study for that honor, and no wonder you are thrilled.
Congratulations to both of you
May she find much success in the world of medicine. Or the healing arts.
Hi all this is Megan, Ikonoklast's daughter. I wanted to thank everyone for the congratulations and the best wishes. I honestly did not know that my father would post a picture of me on the internet but yet he did.
It took me 2.5 years to get my degree and it was very stressful to the point all I did was study and be a hermit. Now is the hard part of passing my boards and finding a job. Other than that thank you to everyone that was really kind of you all! xoxo -Megan
Long time pediatric nurse practitioner here (almost 40 years). If pediatrics is what you love, go right into it. Some people will try to tell you that you need to do a year of med-surg first, which is baloney. Pediatrics is med-surg, just with younger patients. Do what you love.
Good luck on your boards.
May your life be filled with promise & success.
our ADN program. Most folks knock ADN's, but my clinicals were in the Houston Med Center (cutting edge) and I managed to pass Nursing School working full time throughout and having my daughter mid way. Toughest thing I ever did. I look back at the picture and there were some people I did not even know that showed up I was so exhausted. Everyone was going on vacation or to Disney World. Folks asked me what I was planning to do and all I could say was sleep. And I did-12+ hours for 3 days while Mom watched the baby. On the 4th day, I went back to work. Never did find time to get those advanced degrees-life has a way of happening. Get you degree ASAP before it gets harder.
I am retiring in 7 more days. I have been a School Nurse (great schedule for working moms). I will work in a hospital (making more money than I ever did as a School Nurse) and then retire totally in a few more years. This was a second career for me but the one I stuck with. I was able to comfortably raise my daughter and be there for her special activities, something many single Moms have trouble doing. And I have a nice retirement built up for me too.
Nursing has been very good to me. Try not to burn out pace yourself, it is a marathon not a sprint.
medical care givers. I'm grateful to every one of them who took care of my parents and my husband in their hour of need. They are truly special people and advanced spirits. I admire everyone of them who follow that path in life.
Not a nurse, though, but she's a graduate alright!
EXCELLENT!!!! Congratulations to her AND to you!!!
Both of !!
My daughter became an RN just last year, while raising 5 beautiful kids. I know how proud you are.
coffee before the shift, alcohol after. That and some tight buds. I am retiring from school Nursing after 25 years. I am thinking of going back into hospital as I am not yet 60. I will work 5 more years then will hang up my cocs for good. I had my daughter while in the middle of Nursing school and divorced her dad a few years after. Nursing allowed me the best of both worlds. I was at my daughters functions when she needed me and was able to give her advantages I didn't have.
After nearly 60 years of sickeningly good health, I needed a good deal of medical help. Most of it was provided by nurses (I'm not knocking doctors - they're brilliant too).
So, give your daughter a hug from me...a grateful patient...not one of her's...but she'll have lots of patients like me.
My daughter was over the Moon from all of the support and well-wishes, it made me so very happy to see just how delighted she was that total strangers could share in her moment.
Thank all of you for your very kind words, I am humbled by them all.
P.S.- Dinner was awesome.