A year ago at this time I was half way through the first semester of one of the roughest years ever. I was in nursing school debating my career choice. I had no idea what I was getting into but later realized it would be a year that I would never forget. I made friendships that will always last and grew up in fast forward. Originally, I didn’t care if I were in the LPN program at RMCC or not. I am very glad that I completed it and feel very accomplished as a 21 year old. It was rough, many tears were shed, and unfortunately it came with many early early mornings. Last weekend I took my state boards and I did not feel good about the results. I hadn’t really studied because I just couldn’t make myself look at my notes 1 more time. Apparently I learned something during that year and I was able to pass. When I found out Tuesday that I had passed, I was shocked. I almost started crying. With this accomplishment I finally feel like I have graduated. I am proud to call myself a LPN and in about 3 more years I will be able to call myself a RN.