Any other "older" new nursing students out there? - page 3
Hi all! I am new to this site and I am a brand new nursing student. I am a retired NYC police officer and a single mom of 4 (2 at home, 2 on their own.) I am excited and terrified all at once!! I am... Read More
Nov 25, '01Dear all "older" new nursing students,
After reading many replies to this post, my fear of going back to school has somewhat diminished.
I'm 32 years old, starting my prereq's in January 2002. I'm so thankful to of found this web site! The support and positive feedback is so encouraging!
Thank you all and good luck!
Nov 25, '01You'll fit in just great. I graduated at 50 and I was not the oldest. Now days going back to school there are a LOT of real adults to share the experience with, especially in nursing.
For some reason nursing students tend to be older and the younger ones are more mature than average. You'll find plenty of friends with whom you will relate.
By the way, I'm still taking a class (statistics) and there are 2 students older than me.
The youngest ones dropped out early. Hmm! Does that tell you anything?Last edit by Agnus on Nov 25, '01
Nov 25, '01You'll fit in just great. I graduated at 50 and I was not the oldest. Now days going back to school there are a LOT of real adults to share the experience with, especially in nursing. For some reason nursing students tend to be older and the younger ones are more mature than average. You'll find plenty of friends who you will be able to relate to. By the way I'm still taking a class (statistics) and there are 2 older than me. The youngest ones dropped out early. Hmm! Does that tell you anything?
Nov 26, '01I am new to this board. I have been a lurker for a while and decided to join in the fun. Some of your posts crack me up. Anyway, I am 29 (well almost, on 12/3). I went to school to be a medical assistant some ten years ago. I then served four years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. I then worked for an ophthamologist for a few years and the past three years I have been a stay-at-home mom. I have a 2 yr old and a 6 yr old, both boys. Which for you moms that have sons translates to the energy of about ten children.
Anyway, I am slowly working on becoming a nurse. I'll probably finish in about 6 YEARS!! Oh, well better late than never!
Nov 26, '01Hey Trish,
Glad you decided to stop lurking and join the insanity!! ( LOL )
Sounds like you've had a pretty busy life already, like me. Well, after spending all that fun time at home with your boys, (I have a 4 yr old and an 18 yr old, both boys) ha ha...we both decided to do something else!!
Glad you joined us...good luck in school!!
Let me know how you do, we'll talk again soon!!
Nov 26, '01Trish
Good for you !!
And you know in 6 years you'll be 35 (almost) with or without the degree !! So you might as well be 35 (almost) with it !!
Good luck !!
Nov 26, '01Gosh! Remember when you were little and you used to think that 30's were soooo old. Man I'm almost there. You know, I still feel like a kid though! Now where did I put that candy?!!
Nov 26, '01I remember my Mom being my age now (38) and I thought she was ancient!!
Boy, how different I feel these days about 30 being old!! LOL
I just wish I had the energy I used to have, with all of the things I've learned by now...then I could work full time and go to school full time and NOT be dog tired by the end of the day.
I remember as a cop I could work my 4 to Midnight, party all night and be at court by 7:30 the next morning, on no sleep...and not think anything of it (boy, the good, old days!!)
Now, I'm lucky if I can actually make midnight on New Year's Eve!!! LOL...
Oh well, good things are ahead for me, (and all of us) that much I know.
I don't think I'd wanna re-do some of my younger years. Too intense!!
Have a good day, all!!!
Nov 26, '01go for it!!!!
i'm 43 and have just started in the first year of an adn program. i took last year to do my support classes (just have comp2 left ugg). i just found this site. there were 2 students older than me that have dropped, one due to financial reasons and the other because she felt the physical part was going to be too hard, but she had some medical problems.
i'm loving it.
good luck to all the students on this board.Last edit by StudentSandra on Nov 27, '01
Nov 26, '01WELCOME, STUDENTS OF NURSING!!!
I've been in nursing since,ummm;anyway,below are
A Layman's Guide to which will help you too remember>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
bductor pollicis brevis Brave policeman kidnapper
Adenoids Space creatures that are keeping Elvis alive on Pluto
Aerobe A garment worn around the house
Anally Occuring yearly
Anasthesia A Russian princess you studied in school
Anesthetist Stalker of bird houses
Ankle Opposite of aunty
Antacid Halucinagenic drugs used by little bugs
Anthrax Trail made by ants
Antibodies Things uncles are familiar with
Antibody Your aunty is Elle McPhearson
Artery Study of paintings
Asthma What you do if dad says no
Atrophy Prize for winning
Autoblast A car horn
Autopsy The hood of a car
Ax-Bi-Fem A tool used by a woman to chop wood
Bacteria Back door to a cafeteria
Bandages Rock groups
Barium What doctors do when treatment fails
Benign What you are after you be eight
Bilateral Someone who speaks two languages
Bisexual A person who pays for sex
Blood Count Dracula
Botulism Making mistakes
Bowel A letter like A, E, I, O, or U
Bronchitis Dinosaur from the Plastasine Age
Bruise A six pack of beer
Buck Fever Incessant craving for dollar bills
Burger's Disease From eating in too many fast food joints
Cardiac Someone crazy about old cars
Cardioplasty Credit card
Carditis Addicted to poker
Caesarean Section A district in Rome
Carpal People who drive to work together
Catalyst A guy who works on a ranch
Cataract A whole lot nicer than a Chevrolet
Catarrh. Stringed instrument
Cathode Ray The amount Ray billed Cathy
Cat Scan Looking for kitty
Cauterize Made eye contact with her
Cavity Drinks from the menu
Cilia Their kids
Colic A sheep dog
Colostomy Can't find Collin
Coma A punctuation mark
Conjunctivitis Prisoners littering their cells with trash
Cortisone The justice zone
Cystine Chapel with a painted ceiling
Cystogram A telegram to your sister
D&C Where Washington is
Delirium A large room with meat hanging from the ceiling
Denial Where Cleopatra swam
Dental Condition of a car after a wreck
Diarrhea Journal of daily events
Dilate To live long
Dropsy Inability to hold on to anything
Dyspareunie Don't worry
Electrode Amount due to the power company
Elixir What a dog does to his master
Enema Not a friend
Enteritis A penchant for burglary
ER The things you hear with
Eustachian Where you catch the U train
Fibula Small lie
Fibrillate Tell lies
Flatulate Fix a tire
Flocculation Admired by a group of birds
Fracture Part of a whole
Galactose Arch-enemy of the Fantastic Four
Gall bladder An anti-Roman vessel
Gangreen Gang colors
Ganglia A bad part of LA
Gargles Quasimodo's friends
Gastric Something you can do with a bunsen burner
Genome Lawn figure
Genotype Kind of girl Gino dates
G.I. Series Soldier ball game
Gloss Very shiny
Grippe Suit case
Hangnail Coat hook
Head nurse Alka-seltzer
Hemorrhoid What you offer to a hitchiker
Heparin Name of a famous movie star
High Colonic Jewish religious holiday
Homogenous A brilliant gay
Homosexual One who has sex at home
Hormone A prostitute's cry
Humerus Funny bone
Hymen Opposite of high women
Hypodermic Big, fat zoo animal
Ileal conduit Leave for Con to do
Impotent Distinguished; well known
Ingrown Hair A rabbit raised indoors
Injection Opposite of rejection
Inpatient Anxious, fidgety
Intense Pain Torture in the teepee
Intern One after another
Isodense I ain't too smart
Kidney The joint between a child's hip and ankle
Labor Pain Getting hurt at work
Liver A person who lives on and on
Lumbar Wooden planks
Lymphocytes Where people with sore legs can walk
Mammary Something you remember
Mandible Cannibal food
Medical Staff Doctors cane
Megahertz Hurts real bad!
Melancholia A breed of dog that eats cantaloupe
Microgram Small cracker
Minor Operation Coal digging
Miscarriage Losing your shopping cart
Morbid Higher offer
Nanogram Telegram delivered by your grandmother
Nitrate Cheaper than a day rate
Node Was aware of
Oral Mountain range in Russia
Organ transplant T ime to call the piano movers
Otomy My car not yours
Outpatient Person who has fainted
Pap smear Fatherhood test
Paradox Two doctors
Pasteurize Too far to see
Patella To caress one's female companion
Pathological The reasonable way to go
Pathology Study of roadmaps
Pedicure Prescription for Fido
Peduncle What baby did on uncle's lap
Pelvis Cousin of Elvis
Penis To pee in Venice
Pharmacy Cultivating the ocean floor
Phenobarbital Peanut butter balls
Phlebitis Why dogs scratch
Plaster cast Free beer backstage
Platelet A saucer
Pneumonia Inventive complaining
Postoperative Letter carrier
Prepuce Before it turned dark
Prolapse Nascar race track
Prostate Flat on your back
Protein Favoring young people
Rarefaction A number not commonly used in math
Recovery room Place to do upholstery
Rectum Dang near killed him!
Relapse Second time around the track
Resonance imaging A DaVinci painting
Retractor Second hand John Deere
Rhinoplasty Charge card for the zoo
Scapula Burger flipper
Scar Rolled tobacco leaf
Sebum A surfer
Secretion Hiding something
Senile Viewing an Egyptian river
Serology Study of English knighthood
Seizure Roman emperor
Shock Ocean fish with sharp teeth
Speculum Uncle Lum's glasses
Sphincter An Egyptian statue
Squamous Cell Pocahontas put it up for sale
Sterile solution An option to the elevator
Supraclavicular Interstate traffic pile-up
Surgery A reason to get an uninterruptable power suply
Suture Someone who works for customs
Systole Your sister told on you
Tablet A small table
Talus Request an answer
Tension What the officer demands of his troops
Terminal Illness Getting sick at the airport
Testicles Books of the Bible
Tibia Country in North Africa
Tissue God bless you!
Toe To take away your car
Tolerance What you get after giving growth hormone to ants
Transexual Having sex while driving
Trapezius Circus high-wire act
Triple bypass Better than a quarterback sneak
Tubule Two oxes
Tumor More than one
Ulna Name of a girl from Norway
Urinate What a nurse says to patient in room eight
Urine Opposite of "You're Out"
Urogram Finally your son has a kid
Vagina People who live in the state of Virginia
Varicose Near by
Vas deferens Not at all similar
Vulva Swedish automobile
Waiting room Heavy space
Windpipe Aboriginal musical instrument
Wound Will not
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Nov 29, '01WOW!, how long did it take you to type that list? .Nice one though, just the tonic I need right now. Been on a bit of a downer this week cos the university decided to change our timetable without consulting us or even warning us first. They say our placement hospitals are short of places to put the increased number of students coming through so they gave us three weeks extra holiday in January. Fine, yeh, I can live with that, but the sting in the tail, they take three weeks holidays away from us in return in the summer!. Basically translated, I don't get time with my kids over christmas as I am making up time. The kids are at school during the extra holidays in Jan and in summer I dont get any time off at all with the kids. Pretty damn lousy!. All this has happened because the government wants more nurses. Trouble is they mess us students around so much it'll be a miracle if we make it to the end of the course, bit counterproductive if you ask me. Anyway, end of moan!, how you other mature students finding your courses right now, anyone got any exams coming up, I got one just before christmas, nice timing or what?