Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 100

:wavey: everyone! how about a thread that will allow us to introduce ourselves to those who are new and the new students can do the same. i am stephany, 42, mother of 3 children, a son 22,... Read More

  1. by   batwood73
    I am 31, married 10 years to my high school sweetheart. We have three wonderful children, ages 9, 7, and 5. I am in my fourth semester of school. I should be getting a letter of acceptance any day now for nursing school. (RN) I am excited about this new website I found. I will also be posting here for a couple of years. I am from a VERY small town (<6,000). I have a close friend who has been a nurse for over 20 years and her husband has been a doctor for well over 35 years, so I can ask them pretty much anything I need. But it is good to have the opinions of others! I am looking forward to this year! Good luck everyone!!!!
  2. by   Student_Nurse_WV
    Hi everyone! I am pretty new to this website and I love it! I have found out so much info by just reading through some of the discussions. I am 20 years old (21 in July) and have just been accepted into an ADN program. I spent the past 3 years taking every subject known to man at a big 4-year university. When I finally decided on nursing, I decided to go to a smaller 2-year program for more one on one attention. I hope to finish up my bachelor's degree after I graduate with my ADN. I also hope to get my MSN. I want to specialize in GYN one day to help those with reproductive problems.
    I have been engaged to the love of my life for close to 2 years, but we are holding off marriage until after we both graduate (he is a biometrics major). Wheewww.... and that's just a lil bit about me! Great to meet you all! :hatparty:
  3. by   elizabetta
    I am new to these boards. I am currently doing my prereqs for nursing. I am currently at a local community college but depending on the wait time will probably go over to the University and finish prereqs for their bsn program. I am 29 and am married and have two girls age 4 & 5. I currently work as a massage therapist. This semester is my first semester back at school in a while since I decided earlier this year to go into nursing. My goal is to be a L&D nurse. I am currently taking Chemistry 111, Bio 123 and Developmental psy. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to chatting with you all.

    Elizabeth
  4. by   smile123
    Hi there! I'll be starting my Accelerated BSN to NP program June 2005. I'm an older student with a BS in Chemistry and career switcher. I went back to school for the last 5 quarters to do my pre-reqs in evening classes while working at my non-health care job during the day. It will be great to be in the nursing field. I'm very psyched about it!

    Smile123
  5. by   Pammie
    Quote from smile123
    Hi there! I'll be starting my Accelerated BSN to NP program June 2005. I'm an older student with a BS in Chemistry and career switcher. I went back to school for the last 5 quarters to do my pre-reqs in evening classes while working at my non-health care job during the day. It will be great to be in the nursing field. I'm very psyched about it!

    Smile123

    Congratulations!! I am an older student in nursing who wants to get her NP. I have worked on a dual degree so that when I graduate next spring I will lack 2 semesters having my BSN. I can do a RN-NP as an option. My concern is my age. I am 49 and I feel like I won't have but about 15 years in the field already. What are your thoughts on this?
  6. by   A476
    HI! MY NAME IS EVELYN. I'M MARRIED AND HAVE 3 CHILDREN. I WISH EVERYONE THE BEST AND DON'T GIVE UP. MY ADVENTURES WILL SOON BEGIN AGAIN FOR ME IN NORTH CAROLINA. I WILL STAY FOCUSED AND STRONG TO COMPLETE MY MISSION. YOU ALL SHOULD TOO.
  7. by   sweetnurse1
    Hello everyone,
    I am currently enrolled in an accelerated LPN program. I started in august and will graduate this august. It has been a rough road especially the first four months there were days I came home in tears and wondered what am I doing? It has gotten better but the clinicals are rough, the nurses on staff just kind of look at you like you are nuts or something and the instructors answer your question with a question. I hate that. I have good days and bad days. I am taking my final in Pediatrics next week and start OB. I am really nervous about that..
  8. by   Aquamarine
    Hi, Trust me I am older, HANG IN THERE. I don't know why people, nurses, cannot be kinder...do they think you won't learn or are they just mean? Some of our instructors think you should know how to be a nurse before you go to nursing school. It makes you feel like a failure but you are not. This is called the learning process ,,,,, education ..... school, etc.
    Sometimes they act like you should know because they told you once! I bet they did not learn with something passing by them once or even twice. We will get our paractice when we are working 40+ hours a week, that is when you get good at your profession. School is the basis only. It gives you the foundation...you build off that when you work. The nurses on the floor...well they are just being nasty.
    In the hospital that I do clinicals in they were awesome on one particular floor. They even makde us lunch our first day, including desserts, special salads, etc. I was ready to cry at their kindness.
    You still feel inadequate...it is school, we are learning, that is why. Don't give up. Never ever let someone make you change your course. There is only one God and none of those who are causing you distress qualify for the position of Supreme Being. Someday you will be a nurse, and you will remember and you will be kinder to the students or the one that needs a little help. Remember that. You may even go beyond the point of the quality of nurse than those that are now giving you a hard time, think of that possibility! Including your instructor, they are also human...just like us. They started somewhere...point zero....just like us.
    The bad news: You have to put up with it until you can stand on your own two feet. Put a sign on your mirror that you can see every morning that says "I can and will do this"
    " I am and will be a great nurse"
    Repeat it everyday. Don't let them fluster you to the point that you now thing you cannot do well on an exam. You can do it, you can pass. Just write out your questions. You know what will help. Go get a review book for your boards....then as you cover a subject...go over the questions from the review book on that subject. A hint: Ask your instructor, which review book she recommends...BUY THAT BOOK. Trust me...she has one and is getting some of her test questions from it. Also, it will help you prepare for the boards. I know it all takes time and money but we have to do it to make it. Take 1 hr. or even 45 min a day and review your notes, and go over the questions...everyday!
    Good luck....They want the weak ones to quit...make sure that does not include you. It is the "weeding out process"
    Nancy K

    Quote from sweetnurse1
    Hello everyone,
    I am currently enrolled in an accelerated LPN program. I started in august and will graduate this august. It has been a rough road especially the first four months there were days I came home in tears and wondered what am I doing? It has gotten better but the clinicals are rough, the nurses on staff just kind of look at you like you are nuts or something and the instructors answer your question with a question. I hate that. I have good days and bad days. I am taking my final in Pediatrics next week and start OB. I am really nervous about that..
  9. by   smile123
    Quote from NancyK
    Hi, Trust me I am older, HANG IN THERE. I don't know why people, nurses, cannot be kinder...do they think you won't learn or are they just mean? Some of our instructors think you should know how to be a nurse before you go to nursing school. It makes you feel like a failure but you are not. This is called the learning process ,,,,, education ..... school, etc.

    Good luck....They want the weak ones to quit...make sure that does not include you. It is the "weeding out process"
    Nancy K
    Great words of wisdom NancyK! Thanks for encouraging all of us!

    Smile123
  10. by   sweetnurse1
    Quote from NancyK
    Hi, Trust me I am older, HANG IN THERE. I don't know why people, nurses, cannot be kinder...do they think you won't learn or are they just mean? Some of our instructors think you should know how to be a nurse before you go to nursing school. It makes you feel like a failure but you are not. This is called the learning process ,,,,, education ..... school, etc.
    Sometimes they act like you should know because they told you once! I bet they did not learn with something passing by them once or even twice. We will get our paractice when we are working 40+ hours a week, that is when you get good at your profession. School is the basis only. It gives you the foundation...you build off that when you work. The nurses on the floor...well they are just being nasty.
    In the hospital that I do clinicals in they were awesome on one particular floor. They even makde us lunch our first day, including desserts, special salads, etc. I was ready to cry at their kindness.
    You still feel inadequate...it is school, we are learning, that is why. Don't give up. Never ever let someone make you change your course. There is only one God and none of those who are causing you distress qualify for the position of Supreme Being. Someday you will be a nurse, and you will remember and you will be kinder to the students or the one that needs a little help. Remember that. You may even go beyond the point of the quality of nurse than those that are now giving you a hard time, think of that possibility! Including your instructor, they are also human...just like us. They started somewhere...point zero....just like us.
    The bad news: You have to put up with it until you can stand on your own two feet. Put a sign on your mirror that you can see every morning that says "I can and will do this"
    " I am and will be a great nurse"
    Repeat it everyday. Don't let them fluster you to the point that you now thing you cannot do well on an exam. You can do it, you can pass. Just write out your questions. You know what will help. Go get a review book for your boards....then as you cover a subject...go over the questions from the review book on that subject. A hint: Ask your instructor, which review book she recommends...BUY THAT BOOK. Trust me...she has one and is getting some of her test questions from it. Also, it will help you prepare for the boards. I know it all takes time and money but we have to do it to make it. Take 1 hr. or even 45 min a day and review your notes, and go over the questions...everyday!
    Good luck....They want the weak ones to quit...make sure that does not include you. It is the "weeding out process"
    Nancy K
    Thank you very much for your words of kindness and encouragement. I have been pretty stronged willed this whole time but the last few weeks I just feel tired and overwhelmed alot but I keep going and working hard. thank you again.
  11. by   stressedtwin
    Hey everyone I am Tabitha I have been coming to this site on and off for about a year but I have not had a chance to post a lot. I am 29 with 2 boys 10 and 7 (will be 8 Monday) and a wonderful husband who helps me out so much. I am in my OB clinicals and loving every minute of it. I failed this past summer by 1.2 points so I will not get to graduate until May '06.
  12. by   caringchic
    Hey everybody,
    I am a single 26 y/o mom of four little ones! They are nine, five, three and 16 mo they are my life.... school is competing for the titel of my life! LOL I am in the third quarter of a 6 quarter ADN program. I live 100 miles from my school so I commute every day! It is really busy in my world. I enjoy the interaction this provides!
  13. by   Tashia
    hi..
    i am 20, single, live at home with my family who fosters children under the age of 2 and i hope to start school in sept for an lpn (or as they call it in ontario) an rpn.
    i've been out of school for a while so i hope i can do alright. i don't know, hearing all the horror stories about how hard nursing school is i'm starting to feel a little nervous
    any suggestions? :stone

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