"NEW" 25 to 35 yr. old students - page 2

I don't mean to be a copy cat....lol. But we need a new thread too....lol. Even if you're pre-nursing or nursing...Post here...Tell us your plans...you're feelings...etc. Hugs, Fatima... Read More

  1. by   FutureNurse2005
    Hi all! I am a 25 year old married lady with 2 kids and one gorgeous new puppy! I am currently completing my pre-reqs with hopes of entering Nursing school in Fall 2005! I can barely contain my excitement, and December 1st 2004 is not that far away (that is when I send my application!).

    I have wanted to become a nurse for as long as I can remember, and it pleases me that I can share this journey with you all!

    Best of luck to everyone
  2. by   FutureNurse2006
    Hello, I'm 24 years old soon to turn 25 on the 18th and married with one child. This is my first year in college working towards a ADN degree in Nursing, now I'm doing my pre-reqs and hopefully enter the nursing program in Fall 2004. Its seems like such a long way to go but with patience and preserverance I will get there.. Good luck to all you pre-nursing students and nursing students out there. :wink2:
  3. by   marilynmom
    Hello!

    I am 29 years old and have been married for 8 years with 2 kids ages 5 yrs and 18 months. I am SO BUSY this summer with kids and school! I love it though! But I am so tired...lol

    I am working on my BSN pre reqs and will be applying to nursing school next fall (my oldest will be in first grade by then). I am excited about that!

    Well off to Chemistry class.....

    marilyn
  4. by   katgurl77
    Hi all!
    I am 25, married to the biggest sweetie pie in the world, and have two precious kitties.
    i have been married almost 5 years and had almost mastered this "domestic goddess" thing when i decided to start school. "oops, there goes those gourmet dinners, here's hamburger helper....."
    I am a returning student ( dropped out the first time, way too young to have been supporting myself) and am finding school MUCH easier this time around. EXCEPT philosophy, which i posted a thread about already.... i really hate that class.... *sigh*
    Good to meet you all!!!!!
  5. by   zacarias
    Hey all!

    I'm a 25 y/o ADN student in WA state who is graduating next Wednesday. I'm finally here I can't believe it. I have just two more tests I have to pass.
    I've been visiting allnurses.com even since my prereq days and have enjoyed the many posts from nurses and students alike and plan to spend many more years here enjoying the interchange. I don't post all that often so some of you might not know me.
    I want to let all new nursing students know that it is completely possible to get through even the hardest nursing programs. I've had my doubts many times but here I am at the finish line. The light at the end of the tunnel is so bright that it almost blinds me. I'm here for anyone who might be going through a rough time in school or needs assistance on something. So many have helped me and I just want to return the favor.
    It's been in the 80s here in Seattle and we're sure enjoying it! Have a great weekend everyone and talk to you soon.

    Zach
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    Hi everyone. I am also from WA state and also a 25 yo ADN student. I am graduating on Sunday and so excited. School has been so incredibly hard, but very rewarding. I started off my school career just so insecure and had no confidence in myself. In the past year, though, I can see the growth. Certain things don't intimidate me as much, I can put two and two together. The best part is that I have wanted to do OB since the age of 18 and just started thinking about possibly becoming a nurse. Well, on the 16th, I get to start my new job in OB.

    Anyways, enough of my rambling...Good luck to you incoming and continuing nursing students.
  7. by   cheripa
    I'm 29 years old, married, have a dog and 3 ferrets. I'm finishing up most of my pre-req's this summer. In the Fall I start the nursing program. I have to take a PSY. class in the Fall as well. And next summer I have to take Micro. That's it. I hope to work through at least a year and a half of the program. My hubby is starting school on a full time basis. Hopefully for nursing as well! So he won't be working any time soon! It's just me bringing in the dough... . I work in the corp. world, and wanted to get into something that has meaning... I'm really excited for this Fall, but nervous at the same time! I heard that nursing school is like joining the military and I have a problem with unfairness. I'm a mgr, so I make things fair in my world. I guess I'm going to have to suc it up for a while.. But the rewards of nursing will be worth it!
  8. by   moni rn
    hi!

    i am 30 years old. i am married to the world's best husband! we have 2 fur babies. i will be starting my last semester in august in an adn program. pinning ceremony is dec 13th!

    i am currently working as an intern at a local women'ts hospital in gyn, but i am hoping to move to l/d soon. *fingers & toes crossed*

    i am very sorry for not being "around" more! :imbar this past semester was incredibly difficult for me. it was not because of the coursework, but i was suffering from severe migraines (at least 2 per week). without going into a long story, i have stopped taking all of my "preventive" meds, and i now i feel better than i have in several years!

    wishing everyone a safe & happy summer!
  9. by   cna on her way
    Hi! I am Christy. I'm 29, mother of two boys one 9 and one 5, and have been married for 10 years. I am awaiting a letter from my schools about the LPN program for this year. I received one from my first choice May 31 telling me that I was just below first round cutoff points and will have to wait until July 29 to see if I make 2nd selection. The other school sends out letters mid-July. I decided to enter nursing 9 years ago when my oldest son was born with a chromosomal defect. I started out slow 5 years ago and got my CNA. I currently work in a burn unit and love it. Its some of the best experience you could ever get. Good luck to everyone! Hope to keep in touch through this whole ordeal!!!
  10. by   manna
    Whoops! I guess I should have posted in a thread like this rather than starting my own "Introduction" thread... maybe I'll go back and delete it.

    Anyway, I'm the 26yo mama to two boys (4 1/2 and 16 mos) from Mississippi. I work full-time as an engineering clerk and am completing pre-reqs online and at night...

    I only recently changed my major to pre-BSN (I was going into a rad tech program, and although I got accepted I couldn't start this fall). I was struck with the idea of being a nurse when my second son was born - the RN I had when he was born was amazingly kind-hearted.. But I kind of shyed away from the idea of nursing for a while since I'm afraid of the "yuck" (see my previous posts)... I only lack about 6 classes (pre-reqs) before I can apply.

    I hang around the radiography board alot too... as I think I'd love to do that as well... but the fact is I'd rather graduate at 30 with a BS than an AS (would take me the same amount of time).
  11. by   nynurse2b
    Hi everyone,

    I will be turning 28 in about a month or so and I am married with 2 kids. My little girl is 8 and my son is 4. I am getting ready to start my second nursing semester and I am hooked!! It was a bit of a challange in the begining but I got through it and am on my way!!! I met a wonderful woman on this site and she has been the greatest mentor ever!!! Lilmamita best of luck to you in your last semester. I am sooooo proud of you and I I know you are going to be an awsome nurse!!! Its so nice to have you to talk to. You have really become a true friend to me!!
  12. by   PJMommy
    Hi all,
    I'm 33 y/o, married for 11 years with four kiddos - girls are 10 and 8 and the boys are 4 and 20 months. We also have three cats and a big, lazy yellow lab. I'm in an accelerated BSN program - started in Jan and will graduate in December.

    I'm immersed in summer semester right now...an 18 week semester crammed into 13 weeks (yeah, did I mention the program was accelerated to begin with?). Just finished my second week of peds clinical (3 days a week, 7am-4pm) with one more week of this rotation to go -- then on to psych for 3 weeks.

    My house is a mess (has been since January), my laundry piles up and we've eaten more boxes of mac & cheese in the last 5 months than we did in the last 5 YEARS!

    But I love this!! I can tolerate the brutal schedule for a year in order to do something I love. Hmmm...I may not feel the same way after the Pharm exam on Monday -- another weekend in front of the books!!

    People think I'm nuts b/c I had been telecommuting full-time with really good salary. But my dear hubby had a horrible nurse experience when his appendix perforated (1st doc he saw told him he had the flu and gave him Darvocet...HUH???) -- uh, let's see...then Nurse Ratchet told him he had to leave the hospital (48 hrs post-op) b/c insurance wouldn't pay for any more (total bs) and she "didn't know" if dr. had ordered an antibiotic Rx to be sent home -- that was one week before he was re-admitted with massive peritonitis and had to go under the knife again to have three softball sized abcesses removed...PIC line antibiotics, 210# athlete down to 175#, nearly died. Hmmm...I kind of thought I had more compassion for people and could do just a little better advocating for the pt than this nurse. Forgot about it for a while... then lost three friends on 9/11 in WTC. I decided life is too short to work at a job you hate just for the money. So here I am...

    Best of luck to all!!
    Hugs,
    Pam
  13. by   LuvaNurse04
    Originally posted by nynurse2b
    Hi everyone,

    I will be turning 28 in about a month or so and I am married with 2 kids. My little girl is 8 and my son is 4. I am getting ready to start my second nursing semester and I am hooked!! It was a bit of a challange in the begining but I got through it and am on my way!!! I met a wonderful woman on this site and she has been the greatest mentor ever!!! Lilmamita best of luck to you in your last semester. I am sooooo proud of you and I I know you are going to be an awsome nurse!!! Its so nice to have you to talk to. You have really become a true friend to me!!
    Awwww! :kiss That was so beautiful! Thank You!
    The sentiment goes both ways. It has been an absolute pleasure being your friend. It's funny how we clicked right away. I'm glad we met here. Congrats on a successful first semester. You know what it takes to get through ( ie, study, study, study, cry, scream, vent, study , study, study! LOL). Good luck this summer, keep bustin' out those grades!

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