Class of 2006 - page 4

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 shishel
    I am 24, mother of 2 boys (Matthew 6 years old and Mike 17 months)
    Ours are close in age - I have Dusty (5) and Micah (18 mos)!

    I'm envious of your Women and Society course - I'd love to take some Women's Studies classes, but haven't had the opportunity yet!
  2. by   ulianka
    Originally posted by manna
    Ours are close in age - I have Dusty (5) and Micah (18 mos)!

    I'm envious of your Women and Society course - I'd love to take some Women's Studies classes, but haven't had the opportunity yet!
    What are your plans in terms of childcare-time management? My oldest one will start Grade 1, the youngest is yet to start day care. I know, here in French part of Canada we're fortuate to have subsidized day care system - 120 a month. But the anxiety about time/school/kids management is kinda international :chuckle .
  3. by   manna
    Originally posted by shishel
    What are your plans in terms of childcare-time management? My oldest one will start Grade 1, the youngest is yet to start day care. I know, here in French part of Canada we're fortuate to have subsidized day care system - 120 a month. But the anxiety about time/school/kids management is kinda international :chuckle .
    Definately!

    Dusty starts kindergarten this year, and they offer an after-school care program that he'll go to until I get home.

    Micah is already in a home-based daycare... it's VERY inexpensive for childcare, mostly because I live in a rural area. For him I only pay something like $200 US a month for full-time daycare while I am at work. So that won't be anything new for him - I've never been able to afford to be a SAHM. At one point, our state offered some daycare subsidies, but because of budget cuts those have been eliminated for all families except those receiving TANF ("welfare" - which I don't really understand, since most of those families are also unemployed, why they would need daycare assistance?).

    Anyway.. as far as finding time to spend with the boys - that's a tough one. Some days I honestly feel like I'm shortchanging them by having a Mom who seems to either always be working at her job, working on school work, or short tempered and irritable from the stress of both... but my kids are fabulous little guys and we try to make the time we spend together high quality even if it's not high quantity. I think that one day, when they're older, they'll understand that we all had to make sacrifices to forge a better life for ourselves.

    Boy, that got to be much longer than I intended! LOL
  4. by   Cassiggity
    I'm class of 2006!!!

    But, um, I'm 19, living-with-boyfriend, one cat, 4 rats, and a fish
  5. by   Cassiggity
    Originally posted by manna
    So what classes are you guys taking this fall?
    -Anatomy (hopefully I'll do better than I did in HS - D- )
    -Religion (yay! I'm a philosopher at heart)
    -Chemistry (boo! I'm a philosopher at heart )
    -Communication Fundamentals (Um, I know how to talk already, thx)
    -Nursing 103 (I have no idea what this is. Diagrams of nurses? "OK class, now what is missing from this picture?" "HER STEHOSCOPE!")
  6. by   AmyLiz
    I'm taking an NA Training course & A&P II
  7. by   manna
    Originally posted by Cassiggity
    I'm class of 2006!!!
    But, um, I'm 19, living-with-boyfriend, one cat, 4 rats, and a fish
    Rats!?
    I can't really say anything... our new puppy, a chihuahua, was lovingly referred to by her breeders' husband as a "rat on acid" heh.
    I take it that's your kitty in your avatar? CUTIE!

    I'm taking an NA Training course & A&P II


    Does your NA class last a whole semester?
  8. by   NurseKay2006
    Thanks for the encouragemnt! I am only attending school full time and I am in the process of job hunting. I was hoping for work study again but my pell grant covered my tuition so there was no need for work study. Of course I will keep you posted on anything I learn about the BSN programs in MS.
  9. by   PennyNickelDime_RN
    Hi, I'm beginning Sept. 8th after transferring from another University. Should have about 3- 31/2 years left until I get my BSN.

    Got my books this week. Freaked out when I paged through the Algebra & Trigonometry text. My other courses are 21st Century Humanities, Biology, Orientation to Nursing and Office XP (the school is very technology focused). The following quarter is intense with Chemistry I, Speech, A&P I, Concepts of Health and Interpersonal Communication. There are three levels of A&P that must be completed. Last quarter consists of Organic Chemistry I, Microbiology, A&P II and History & Theories of Nursing. Seems like alot for one year to me.

    Anyone else on a quarter system?
  10. by   agent
    Algebra and Trig together is the same as pre-calc.. its a hard class.
  11. by   manna
    Originally posted by sprklplnty
    Anyone else on a quarter system?
    Nope, semesters here. Wow - you have to have organic chem for your BSN program? I'm planning on taking it next summer, but it's not a pre-req.
  12. by   AmyLiz
    Originally posted by sprklplnty
    Anyone else on a quarter system?
    Yep...I'm on the quarter system.

    Originally posted by manna
    Does your NA class last a whole semester?
    Yep...the whole quarter (10 weeks). First 7 weeks are in lecture/lab settings & the last 3 weeks are in a clinical setting (nursing home). I'm taking the class on Saturdays for the whole 10 weeks and it runs from 8am-4:30pm for the first 7 weeks & then 7:30am-4pm during clinicals. It'll make for a long day, but if I was taking it during the week, I'd be driving out to school 4 nights a week...this way, it's only 2 nights & saturday.
  13. by   NATTY SN
    Manna,
    I guess you are right it is more than a week away!!!! I"m not sure if that mistakes comes from my being that excited to get started or from my being so tired from family/school/work. lol

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