Class of 2006 - page 18

Hey yall! Just wondering if there are any of us out there still working on pre-reqs - hopeful nursing graduates of 2006? Roll call! :) I'm the 26yo mama of two boys (5yrs and 18mos). I... Read More

  1. by   agent
    Originally posted by AmyLiz
    I'll be doing the same thing...work during the day & do school & clinicals at night. It'll be a killer, but I'll do it. Luckily my husband is very supportive. He's even taken a second job to help pay for school, etc. God love him. :kiss
    I find with support and love, anything is possible.

    Problem is, often I feel I have neither. I will be fine but it will be incredibly hard.

    You on the other hand will not have to work as hard. People do not realize how much power they hold to help others. Even a smile or simple kind gesture can make a world of difference in someone's daily life.

    That's why I'm glad I at least have this place.
  2. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    Manna are you planning on day or night cliinicals?

    Im staying working and doing clinicals at night.. it'll be like having two jobs for awhile but.. i think it'll pay off.

    I'm a little concerned about how my wife is going to take to me being gone so much.. im afraid shes going to become rather non-supportive..

    just like she was of the pre-med thing, which caused me to go in this direction.
    Day - the nearest program that offers night clinicals is about a 4 hour drive away.

    My husband is not supportive at all - he wants me to move to the other side of the state with him and go to school over there (the program there is a year longer, plus I have 8 additional pre-reqs to take to apply there). He really wants me to go back to the pre-med thing, after hearing all the job offers my brother is getting LOL. I would too, if I didn't have any kids.

    My family (parents & grandparents) are INCREDIBLY supportive. That's why I want to stay here and go to school. My father has pretty much told me that he'll give me some of my inheritance NOW so I can afford to go to school/not work. It'll still be tight, but doable.

    I hope things work out with your wife and she gets behind you 100% - it's so important to have SOMEONE there for you, and goodness only knows that spouses SHOULD certainly be that most supportive person for each other... sad that it doesn't always work out that way.
  3. by   manna
    Originally posted by ERRNwant2b
    Manna
    my BS is in dietetics I am a registered dietitian.

    It is so great to hear of all the students who have children I have 2 also and have been worried about being a fulltime student & a fulltime mom to a 2 1/2 & 5 year olds.
    How interesting! I just took my first nutrition course last semester and I thought it was incredibly interesting.

    Yep, lots of 2 year old's around this thread! LOL
  4. by   manna
    Originally posted by AmyLiz
    I'll be doing the same thing...work during the day & do school & clinicals at night. It'll be a killer, but I'll do it. Luckily my husband is very supportive. He's even taken a second job to help pay for school, etc. God love him. :kiss
    What a blessing! That's great that our husband is there for you, if only we were all so lucky (or picked our spouses so well, maybe? LOL
  5. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    Problem is, often I feel I have neither. I will be fine but it will be incredibly hard.
    That's why I'm glad I at least have this place.
    Sorry to hear it Agent, as so often is the case between me and you - I relate! Do you have any family nearby besides your wife? Are they supportive of your school-ambitions at all?

    Good luck... you know all us allnurses folks got your back! LOL
  6. by   AmyLiz
    Originally posted by agent
    Problem is, often I feel I have neither. I will be fine but it will be incredibly hard.

    You on the other hand will not have to work as hard. People do not realize how much power they hold to help others. Even a smile or simple kind gesture can make a world of difference in someone's daily life.

    That's why I'm glad I at least have this place.
    :kiss You can lean on us, Agent.
  7. by   manna
    Well, I'm happy today! Other than it being FREEZING cold in my office (they took away our space heaters) and my youngest son getting vaccinations today, I just sold a ton of my old textbooks and DVDs on amazon. I managed to muster up enough spare change to order myself a nice used laptop and a Tungsten E. I'm so excited, and can't wait for them to get here.

    I'm kind of a tech nerdl, I guess - my husband has his expensive guitars/amps/music stuff, so I figure I should get to have my fun too! LOL
    Last edit by manna on Jan 21, '04
  8. by   AmyLiz
    Very cool! Enjoy your "toys"!

  9. by   NurseGuy_in_06
    If I get accepted I will be in the graduating class of '06. Taking Anatomy & Phys 1 now, plus others, and A&P2 & Micro Summer. All I have to do to get into the program is make the highest grades in the classes. HaHa
  10. by   agent
    Well I can't say I have any support except for online.

    Should be interesting day tommorrow. I'm asking for a raise. If they say no I'm demanding one.
  11. by   manna
    Sounds like a fun (if hectic) summer to me, MrNurse... I loved A&P and Micro, but then I had a great prof.

    Good luck with the raise Agent, I'm sure you deserve one. Lucky here I guess, we usually get small raises with our performance review each year.... I don't know that I'd be assertive enough right now to go ask for one! Ack!
  12. by   ava'smomRN
    Sorry I took so long to respond. I am another class of 2006 student!!!!I will be atending Lasalle University in Philly (of Course) I am 19, no kids, not married, but sorta engaged ( 3yrs w/boyfriend). right now i am finishing up my pre reqs. i am taking micro
    dev psych
    humanities
    anthropology
    computer info systems

    classes going fine and i just cant wait to get to nursing school!!!
  13. by   manna
    Originally posted by Miss JKm
    I am 19,
    right now i am finishing up my pre reqs.
    I wish I had known what I wanted to do with my life when I was 19 (not that I'm THAT old now, but still...)

    When do your actual nursing courses start? If I get in, I think we start doing basic CNA type stuff in July/summer II term, this get down to the nitty gritty starting in the fall.

    Good luck! Sounds like a fun semester - I loved micro, and am really sort of a computer nerd. I once considered majoring in computer science, but figured that was a bad idea.

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