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  1. My name is Jennifer and I am in Charlotte, NC. Anyone else? I am starting nursing school at Presbyterian hospital in January. It's a 2 year RN diploma program. I already have a BS in Environmental sciences, but I am finally going back to school after getting married and having 2 children because becoming a nurse is something I have wanted to do (in some fashion or another) since I was a little girl. Anyway, I hope it's okay I post here before I technically start school.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    Hello! Welcome here. I think you will like it here. My dtr is in the biotechnology major...........did you get to apply your BS degree in a job? Was wondering what you did with your degree? sounds interesting....

    renerian
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    and welcome to the board! all the best to you in your endeavors.
  5. by   ashemson
    Welcome Jen! I am still finishing my prereq's so I am not in nursing school yet either. Hope to be next fall ***IF**** I get accepted!
    Good luck Jen!
  6. by   Jenn_RN
    Thanks everyone for your replies! Renerian, I haven't used my degree a bit -- unless you count the classes I *won't* have to take getting my RN (micro, english, sociology, etc). I loved my Environmental health classes, but hated everything it qualified me for. I am actually glad this all worked out the way it did though, because if I had gotten my BSN then I don't think I would have made half the nurse I will make now. I have straight A's so far (A&P I + lab, psych, abnormal psyc, marriages&Family). I realize that straight A's won't continue into the nursing program most likely, but that's okay. As long as I can look in the mirror and said "I did my best" I will be at peace with myself.

    Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome! I look forward to getting to know all of you!
  7. by   renerian
    Wow your grades are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    renerian
  8. by   shygirl
    Hello Jen, Good luck with school. Nice to "meet" you

    Shygirl
  9. by   maire
    Welcome, Jennifer!
  10. by   Allison P
    Welcome to the board and good luck with school!

    Allison
  11. by   amy coley
    welcome! I am new too! I am an LPN in Sanford, North Carolina--working in family practice. Boy, you sure see it all there.
  12. by   dstudent
    Welcome and wishing you all the best
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yes, welcome! This is a great "family" you've joined, and we'll be here for you as long as you need & want us. Please understand, though, that even though we get angry and need to vent our frustrations from time to time, we do love our profession, and all of us want things to be better for the coming generations of nurses than they've been for us sometimes. This is a safe place for all nurses, so once again, welcome, and enjoy!!
  14. by   Kyle's Mom
    Welcome, Jennifer!! Hope you enjoy it here! Everyone is so supportive and helpful. I am a 32 year old Mom, returning to college after a ten year absence, finishing up a few prereqs on a part time basis, before I begin nursing school. Best of luck to you!!

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