I've been plugging away at pre-reqs and co-reqs for the nursing program at UConn. Originally I was planning on going to community college route to get my ADN, but since my kids are still little (6 and 9) I don't need to work right away, so I decided to go for my BSN. So now I have all but one general education class done and then all I have is nursing courses..... IF I even get accepted. UConn is the closest college with a BSN program. If I don't get in, I don't know what to do next. I've been checking my status every single day, and it is still "please allow a minimum of four weeks for a decision to be made"... and tomorrow makes 4 weeks. Yes, I've been checking obsessively even though I knew it wouldn't be posted yet... but here we go, into the realm of when it could be posted and now I'm freaking out. What if I'm making a bad decision? What if I hate nursing? What if what if what if... And UConn only takes about 7.6% of nursing applicants.... which is about as competitive as general admission into Yale. So I'm on this emotional roller coaster ride of wanting to get in but also not wanting to get in because I'm scared.... can we say "neurotic"? I can't imagine enduring this wait if I was a high schooler. Good grief! Thankfully I'm an old lady in this young and perky world of academia, so I am a bit more calm and collected than I would be otherwise.