How many of us are under 25? - page 2

Hi, I was just wondering how many people were under the age of 25. I guess it would be nice to know that others my age are going through this. Just write in and tell everyone a little about yourself... Read More

  1. by   crnasomeday
    I know this is just a technicality Walmart_ADN, but nobody is an RN just because they graduate. We're not RNs until we sit for and pass boards.
  2. by   crnasomeday
    Ooops, sorry Walmart_ADN, I see you changed your post a little after it I saw it in the email, so I guess my weenie comment wasn't needed...
  3. by   WalMart_ADN
    ahh yes i see you caught the same technicality i did...probably at the same time too... i was hoping i could change it before anyone else saw my little typo!
  4. by   strangelilnurse
    My name is Mandy and I am 24 years old. I just started the ADN program last week. This is my 3rd career/school change since I graduated highschool. I think I better actually graduate this time, or my husband is going to divorce me. (just kidding) But I do have a lot riding on this and I hope that I am successful. I'm having a lot of self-doubt right about now and I'm nervous and scared about all this new stuff. I have no medical background, where as the majority (if not all) of my classmates do. Some days I wonder if I've made the right decision. I guess we'll see. Our first test is in 6 days...and our first check-off is two days after that....talk about some stress. All I can say is that I am sooo glad I don't have any kids and that I don't have to work, because I'd never be able to do this. I am in total awe of those nursing students who keep up with kids and a job as well as school.
  5. by   jessjoy
    Hello all. I am 24 and like nurse2b, I am married with two kitties.....they are the only kids I want! I am in an ADN program starting my second semester tomorrow (back to the books, ugh) I really don't know what area I want to work in but I am starting a Nurse Extern program in May and it will allow me to "try out" many different areas to gain experience and hopefully decide which area I want to work in. Good luck this semester everyone!!!
  6. by   shyviolet78
    I am 23 and finishing up pre-req's/support classes for the ADN. Hope to start in Fall 2002. I will be 25 when I graduate. I am married (hubby is a pre-nursing student too!) with one step-son and 3 cats. I work as a Unit Tech in a CT ICU and I feel like I am learning so much. At least I get to see some cool stuff - it kinda makes up for having to carry urine around in a big bucket!
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  9. by   pkmom
    Hi, I'm Shannan, i'm planning on starting the ADN program in the fall after finishing all this other stuff. I have lived in oklahoma for 6 months now and I still don't know where anything but the school is! I'm interested in NICU, L&D, and maybe OR. we'll see!
    oh yeah, i'm 22 and mother of a beautiful 16month old boy! I'm also married
  10. by   Whisper
    Well, I guess I may as well share with the class, I am 18, 19 later this year, will be 21 when I hopefully qualify. I am in the first year of a BSc course in nursing, and if I pass everything first time (quick look pig flying ) I only have 8 semesters to go!!!

    I was a bit hesitent to reply to this thread, because I seem to get placed in a certain box when people know my age. It happens on my course a lot, there is a week between me and the youngest girl on my course, Not that I think you guys will, I am just always cautious about people knowing my age.
  11. by   WalMart_ADN
    i know how you feel, i was 17 years old when i started nursing school, i couldn't legally drive after 9 pm!!!! When i take my boards, (And hopefully pass them!) I will be 19 years old, not even old enough to drink legally, but as some one else posted, i can give narcotics to people.
    i also know how you feel about being placed into boxes by other people, i'm always the one people say "ooo, the baby of the group" "well, your young, you can handle it" "aww honey we will be here to help you" ARGHHH!!! I need as much help as everyone else, me being 35 years younger then them does not constitute me needing special treatment! I can handle it! I know they mean well, and I do appreciate it, it just gets old sometimes, you know? anyway, if you want to talk more email me or instant messege, LeAnn7481@hotmail.com or LeAnn7481 on AOL instant messanger
  12. by   nograd
    Hi All,

    I just turned 25 and am a quarter into my ADN program I am married with children, 2 to be exact, and currently work as an Obestetrics Tech in L&D...Hoping to work in L&D after graduation, but our hospital has a 1 year med-surg requirment...which me and the other tech are hoping to work around
  13. by   rachaelm4
    I'm 25 soon to be 26 next month. I'm married with 2 children. I don't think age has anything to do with this field. I think it's all in the maturity of the person. It's a major responsibilty in what we all have decided to do, and I give credit to everyone of us. If it wasn't for us making that commitment to care for other people, who would?

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