Throughout pre- nursing school, I was criticized for the way I dressed (punk rock with a splash of pinup), my stand out hair colors, tattoos, and piercings (24 to be exact). I was told, "You're not the norm of what a nurse looks like", and in the same breath, was told I was rescinded from the accelerated nursing program; my 3.96 GPA got me 1 of 10 spots in the program, but was quickly replaced with another student who had a 3.87 GPA. I felt so angry and discouraged that all my hard work went down the drain. There were two particular nursing instructor and director who didn't believe I would ever make it, but look at me now... PROUD NURSE RIGHT HERE!!!!! I've proven myself and feel like I'm way above the poopy people they were and probably still are. 🙋🏻👩🏻⚕️💉💊🛠 check out my story for flashback images of me 😄 I did look like a problem child, but I was the exact opposite!