Class of 2006 - page 2

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   manna
    Originally posted by iliel
    s far as Vegas, I can't wait to get out of here. I've lived here for 2 1/2 years and it's been VERY good to me. But you actually run out of things to do, sorta weird, but there's really not a whole lot to do that dosn't involve the strip and a lot of money. I have a love hate relationship with this town. One of the biggest problems is the lack of any kind of culture, it's such a new town though. I wouldn't talk anyone of out moving here, but I do think the towns good for someone who's stopping through. Oh, and if your friend is single, it's a well know fact that this is the hardest town to find someone!
    Sounds like a busy semester for you, Iliel.
    It'd certainly discourage him to hear about the singles scene there! LOL, he's always despairing to me about having a hard time finding someone in Mississippi (mostly rednecks here though, and he's an alternative sort of guy). He used to work at the casinos near Memphis and is just fascinated with the whole casino thing is why he wants to travel out there..

    Yes but there is no straight BSN program exclusively at night here. So I get the ADN and RN lic and then get into a RN to BSN program. It will taker longer but whatever. So I'll have 2 A.S. and 1 Bach.


    Oh, that sucks! I'm always surprised because I think around bigger cities there would be more opportunities...
    There are several colleges around here that actually have ADN-to-MSN programs with the BSN bridge included, though!
  2. by   manna
    Originally posted by sagelola
    Manna - Yeah, a 5 year program...the CC here has a 4 year program, but then you only come out of that with an AS, and still have to get a BSN if you want to continue to move upward (by that I mean an MSN, or whatever...I know some people just don't want that and for them the AS is fine...)
    Well, I guess lots of BS degrees end up extending into 5 years when you think about it.

    By the time I graduate, if all goes as planned, it'll have taken me close to 10 years to get my BSN! LOL

    You won't get any flack from me about higher degrees (hope no one else on this thread either). I personally think that education is fantastic and everyone should pursue as high of a degree as they're capable/desire.
  3. by   agent
    Im an education junkie as well.

    I wont stop till I get a masters. Actually manna there's tons of opportunities here for RN's. So I must get RN then I'll be able to get BSN,MSN, or NP
  4. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    I wont stop till I get a masters. Actually manna there's tons of opportunities here for RN's. So I must get RN then I'll be able to get BSN,MSN, or NP
    Great goal! I'm sure you'll make it.

    Oh absolutely, I didn't mean there aren't opportunities for RNs who are ADN-educated.. I just meant, I thought there would be more educational opportunities - night schools, etc.

    I don't think I type as well as I speak, seems like I'm always clarifying myself! LOL
  5. by   pbrookes
    Hi! I am a 31 year old wife and mother. I work 40 hours/week and
    take my classes at night. I am taking A&PII and Micro in the fall.
    Hope to start clinicals Fall 2004 and finish May 2006.
  6. by   manna
    Originally posted by pbrookes
    Hi! I am a 31 year old wife and mother. I work 40 hours/week and
    take my classes at night. I am taking A&PII and Micro in the fall.
    Hope to start clinicals Fall 2004 and finish May 2006.
    Wow! A&P, Micro, a full-time job, and kids all at the same time! You go, girl!

    How old are your kids?
  7. by   agent
    AP and Micro in the same sem while working full time will be hard.

    The nice thing about nursing versus med school is I dont have to focus on getting straight A's and make myself sick in doing so.
  8. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    AP and Micro in the same sem while working full time will be hard.

    The nice thing about nursing versus med school is I dont have to focus on getting straight A's and make myself sick in doing so.
    Yeah, that's a ton of information. It's doable though. It's all in how bad you want it, I say.

    Did they attribute some of the health problems you were having before due to stress from school, etc?
  9. by   Ada
    I'm a 21-year-old girl and starting a 3,5 year (7 semesters) nursing program this fall. I have a fianc but no kids. My expected graduation is december 2006 but we are talking about kids at the moment with my husband-to-be so I might be graduating a year later than expected...

    Oh yeah... and here in Finland we are not required to take pre-reqs so this is all college that I'll have to take to attain a BSN degree... uh it's hard to explain when the whole schooling system is so different...
  10. by   1daycrna
    Hello All,
    I am 29 a mother of 2 daughters 10 and 8 work full time and school at night. I will be taking my A&P1 and pscy starting Aug 25th..I'm already nervous just thinking about it. The books are very scary. the pressure knowing that I really need an A don't help much.

    Good luck to us all
  11. by   fnimat1
    As of my decision yesterday...I'm going to a member of the class of 2006!!!! Wow...that sounds so far away....lol. But I am very excited....I have finished all of my pre-req's (before I was a nursing major)...all I have left if A & P 2 which I am taking this Fall in the evening 2 dys/wk. I'm going to take Micro in the spring...along with some other easy course...lol. I'm really relieved now...I have a place somewhere........lol.

    "March On And Prosper Class of 2006!!!"
    Fatima
  12. by   fnimat1
    oops...I forgot to post that I'm a 30 yr. old wife and mother to 4 children..2 dd's ages 9 & & and 2 ds's ages 2 1/2 and 7 mths. I'm currently a SAHM by day and a student by night....come September this will all change...lol


    Fatima
  13. by   manna
    Originally posted by Ada
    Oh yeah... and here in Finland we are not required to take pre-reqs so this is all college that I'll have to take to attain a BSN degree... uh it's hard to explain when the whole schooling system is so different...
    Hi Ada! I'm on a mailing list for moms with kids born in 1998 and one of my friends there is from Finland! It's always fascinating to about thing's from another culture's perspective!

    I am 29 a mother of 2 daughters 10 and 8 work full time and school at night. I will be
    taking my A&P1 and pscy starting Aug 25th..I'm already nervous just thinking about it. The books are very scary. the pressure knowing that I really need an A don't help much. Good luck to us all
    What kind of work do you do?
    I'm sure you'll do fine with A&P, just stay on top of it! Plus I imagine there are many of us here who've taken it before, so if you need any help you know where to ask!

    oops...I forgot to post that I'm a 30 yr. old wife and mother to 4 children..2 dd's ages 9 & & and 2 ds's ages 2 1/2 and 7 mths. I'm currently a SAHM by day and a student by night....come September this will all change


    Wow, Fatima - you have a house full! I'd love to have some more kids one day... when I can afford them! LOL.. What was your major before you changed to nursing?

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