"NEW" 25 to 35 yr. old students - page 4

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   rnnurse2be
    Ok, my turn. I am a 32 yr old mom of 2 wonderful sons ages 10 and almost 8. I have a supportive husband who helps as much as he can, and I also pull down a job. I feel like WONDER WOMAN most of the time.

    I too, went to school many years ago, screwed around and now here I am again. The difference this time is it is MY CHOICE to be here.
    I just applied (in April) to Nursing school for my lower and upper divisional courses. I will find out JULY 15 if I was accepted and then on AUGUST 30 I will find out if my upper division placement was for where I asked.
    MY GOAL: AA and AS by next May, begin low div nursing and finish with a BSN 1 1/2 yrs later. Begin to work and then start my MASTERS program and EVENTUALLLLLLLLLY end with a NP.

    MY oldest will be 16 by that point, PATHETIC!
    This is the hardest job Ive ever done. I feel like I am juggling all the time!
  2. by   rnnurse2be
    I forgot to mention, Ive been at this for a whopping 3 years already. The program I am in is a 4 1/2 to 5 yr program. LOL!!
  3. by   fnimat1
    I know I should've asked this at the beginning of this thread but how old will you be once you finish your program? I'll be "32" when I finish.....doesn't look as bad as it sounds....lol....just joking!!!


    Fatima
  4. by   cna on her way
    I'll be 31 when I get done with LPN and 32 when I go back to finish my Rn which will put me at 33 when I am all done.
    Christy
  5. by   ksrn2004
    Hi all!! I'm Jen & I am 34 years old, married - going on 12 years, 2 kids - ages 5 & 8 & I am getting ready to go into my 2nd semester of nursing school in good ol' Kansas City, Kansas! We'll be doing Med-Surg & Psych for the next 16 weeks. I've heard it's tough, but I've also heard 1st semester is the worst, so who knows what to expect!! I just started a job working prn at a local hospital as a pct on the med-surg floor, so I'm hoping it will help me with school although I don't expect to be able to work a whole lot when school starts again in late August, so I'm trying to work as much as I can this summer. I'm hoping to graduate in Dec. '04! Not sure where I want to work yet. I'm thinking peds, L/D or maybe ER. I figure I'll decide more when I do my OB/Peds rotation 3rd semester!

    And that's my story!! Glad to see so many others around my age out there!! Good luck to everyone!!!!!
  6. by   maire
    Originally posted by fnimat1
    I know I should've asked this at the beginning of this thread but how old will you be once you finish your program? I'll be "32" when I finish.....doesn't look as bad as it sounds....lol....just joking!!!


    Fatima
    I'll be 29...still!
  7. by   ksrn2004
    Hi all!! I'm Jen & I am 34 years old, married - going on 12 years, 2 kids - ages 5 & 8 & I am getting ready to go into my 2nd semester of nursing school in good ol' Kansas City, Kansas! We'll be doing Med-Surg & Psych for the next 16 weeks. I've heard it's tough, but I've also heard 1st semester is the worst, so who knows what to expect!! I just started a job working prn at a local hospital as a pct on the med-surg floor, so I'm hoping it will help me with school although I don't expect to be able to work a whole lot when school starts again in late August, so I'm trying to work as much as I can this summer. I'm hoping to graduate in Dec. '04! Not sure where I want to work yet. I'm thinking peds, L/D or maybe ER. I figure I'll decide more when I do my OB/Peds rotation 3rd semester!

    And that's my story!! Glad to see so many others around my age out there!! Good luck to everyone!!!!!
  8. by   pedi-RN
    Hi Everyone! I just found this forum. I am a 27 year old student. I just got accepted to the ADN program for the Fall. I am finishing A&P II next month (July) and then I will be finished with all of my support classes. I have been a stay at home mom since my first child was born. He is now 5 1/2 and starting kindergarten this year. His little sister, whose just turned 4, will be starting at preschool while I'm in classes/clinicals. My DH is a medical recruiter and is being very supportive. We are in the DFW area and I will be attending Brookhaven. I would love to hear from anyone who has been/is currently in the program here.



    Holli
  9. by   PilotJim68
    Hello everyone, I have been a lurker for a few weeks now and have decided to enter my first post to this board. I am 34, single with no children. I was a combat medic (Paramedic) in the Army for 3 years and worked in an Urgent Care for 7. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist (Independent) and a Commercial Pilot (With no hopes of a job). I guess you could say that I am no stranger to the classroom setting. I have just been accepted into the local ASN program and will begin in Aug. and I can graduate with my AA in Liberal Arts if I want to (would like to see the GPA a little higher before I apply to graduate). It has been a long journey to say the least and the fun is just begining.
    Currently I have completed all of my Pre-reqs and Co-reqs for the ASN program and will not be considered a full time student even though I am begining the ASN program. My ultimate goal is to become a CRNA so I am going to "try" to get some of the pre-reqs of the Masters program out of the way while I am in the ASN program (that would boost me to full time status). I guess you could say that I am not getting any younger and I am trying my best to degree "hop" from ASN right into the BSN and then into the Masters CRNA. I am going for the ASN first in hopes of securing the 1-2 years of ICU experience (required for CRNA) in conjunction with completing the BSN program. By the time I graduate with my BSN I should have all of the requirements to apply for the CRNA program and one of the Universities here in Florida.
    I have found these boards to be extremely helpful and full of wonderful people who are accomplishing what they set out to do, I am grateful to have found this board.
  10. by   ksrn2004
    Oops! Sorry for posting twice! See what nursing school does to ya'?!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   hafsa44
    hello everyone I'm 28yr old and I have 4 children ages 10,6,4,and 3 I'm a senior in nursing school this I'm going into my last semester in september. I'm married and my husband has been my backbone for school and everything else or as we call them the persong behind the scenes. I send everyone my wishes for completing nursing school.
  12. by   rnnurse2be
    Lets see I'll be.....34 when I have my BSN RN
    I'll be.....38 when I have my Masters-NP

    WHEW....
  13. by   rnnurse2be
    Fatima:
    Have you recvd anything in the mail?????

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