Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 101

: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   mom2creative
    Hi. My name is Jenna and I am a mother of two girls (4, 3). Do they keep me running? I have been married for six years; however, my husband and I have been together for 11 years. I am in my second semester of clinicals.
  2. by   Kaseyrn2b
    Hi! I am a 30 yr old, married mom of 2. DD, 6yrs and DS, 22 mos. I am starting my pre-reqs this summer, hopefully I'll find a spot in an anat/phys 1 class and this fall, I'll take at least 2 more, probably micro and a&p 2. I am applying to a local BSN pgm, but am taking prereqs for comm college as well. the CC actaully needs more! I have a BA in bio and psych already and hope to work in the NICU someday and eventually go back for my NNP! Good luck to all!!
  3. by   smile123
    Quote from Kaseyrn
    Hi! I am a 30 yr old, married mom of 2. DD, 6yrs and DS, 22 mos. I am starting my pre-reqs this summer, hopefully I'll find a spot in an anat/phys 1 class and this fall, I'll take at least 2 more, probably micro and a&p 2. I am applying to a local BSN pgm, but am taking prereqs for comm college as well. the CC actaully needs more! I have a BA in bio and psych already and hope to work in the NICU someday and eventually go back for my NNP! Good luck to all!!
    Welcome aboard! The hardest part will be getting your pre-req classes at the CC! There are so many people switching their careers to health care and the CC's don't have enough slots to increase the size of the lab classes. P.S. What does DD and DS stand for? Good luck to you!

    Smile123
  4. by   caringchic
    It was my experience that my pre-reqs were actually harder than the classes I have had the last two terms of nursing school. I am only in my first year so that may be contributing. The thing that I find difficult is the amount of material we cover. The material itself is not difficult to understand alot of it builds on things covered in A&P or microbiology. My Med/Surg classes are mighty face paced though. I often read the material out of two different texts just to make sure I have the concept. Balancing being a mom and a FT student ultimately is the most difficult thing I do on a daily basis! Good luck!
  5. by   NancyJo
    Hi to all. My name is Nancy. I've been married for 18years and have two great kids. A 11 year old boy and 4 year old girl. Have been an LPN for 18 years and currently work on a Med-Surg unit.
  6. by   ShellyRN07
    Hi I am new to the site, My name is Michelle and I am from Michigan. I was just excepted into the nursing program for fall 05 so I am very excited. I am glad I found this site I am sure it will be useful. I am married and a mother of 2 boys 10yrs old and 7 yrs old.
  7. by   stressedtwin
    Quote from ShellyRN07
    Hi I am new to the site, My name is Michelle and I am from Michigan. I was just excepted into the nursing program for fall 05 so I am very excited. I am glad I found this site I am sure it will be useful. I am married and a mother of 2 boys 10yrs old and 7 yrs old.


    Hey Michelle I am proud for you. I am in the nursing program now and it is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I have 2 boys myself. One is 10 and the other just turned 8 today. I hope to get to know you better. I am from Alabama. I do not get a chance to get on the web much unless I am just checking my email because I have so much studying to do but maybe we could email each other ever once in a while. Good Luck!!!
  8. by   Brad_RN_Student_PA
    Hi, I'm brad, 26 yrs old, currently work f/t as a CNA in LTC. Also enrolled in ASN program, with graduation slated for Spring 2007. CAN'T WAIT! :hatparty: I plan on going as far with my education as possible, as I am still young. I have many avenues to chose from in the nursing field, and I absolutely love that fact. My current considerations are CRNP, CRNA, and Flight/Transport Nurse. But, I am open to new ideas and possibilities, and that is one of the main reasons I'm here. The only thing holding me back is the confidence in my academic and personal abilities to go any farther than just a simple RN with an ASN Degree (not that there is anything wrong with that!). But the truth of the matter is, I strive to be challenged, and making lots of money would be nice as well! On a personal note, I am married, no kids (just two dogs), live in PA, and...um...i guess thats it for now. Now I will try to become oriented with this site, as I know I will be using it plenty in the next 2-5 years! Thanks everyone.
  9. by   bonnieL123
    i am bonnie 45, mother of 2 sons 21 & 23. in lvn program and have 6 months to go it is wonderful. i thought i was crazy for changing careers so late in life. but i am glad i did.
    Quote from love-a-nurse
    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, a daughter 15, and a son 13. i am an lpn of nearly 11 years, and i am in my first semester of a five semester rn program.

    care to share?
  10. by   Aquamarine
    Bonnie, I am 58 and decided I was not challenged enough by a job I loved, nutritionist for over 15 yrs.. I just needed more. I always thought about nursing and have 8 more weeks in the RN program. I love clinicals, not doing care plan after care plan. I don't ever want to retire so this is it for me. I think I am going to really like it.

    8 more long weeks!
    Good luck to you....


    Quote from bonnieL123
    I am Bonnie 45, mother of 2 sons 21 & 23. In LVN program and have 6 months to go it is wonderful. I thought I was crazy for changing careers so late in life. But I am glad I did.
  11. by   smile123
    Quote from bonnieL123
    I am Bonnie 45, mother of 2 sons 21 & 23. In LVN program and have 6 months to go it is wonderful. I thought I was crazy for changing careers so late in life. But I am glad I did.
    It is never too late to change careers! In fact, people do change careers at least 6 to 8 times in their working life. It's far better to change careers that you feel passionate about than to be "stuck" in a job you cannot stand. Everyone has the choice to make a change; the ones who do are usually better off to take the plunge!

    Smile123
  12. by   batwood73
    hi, i'm brandie. married to my high school sweatheart for 10 years (been together 17). we have three beautiful children. i am (hopefully) going to be accetped into an rn program starting this fall. i am finishing up on my pre-reqs. from what i have heard, the hardest is at the beginning. a&p, micro, etc. if you can get that down first, then you will probably have no trouble with nursing school. i love a good challenge and do my best when people doubt me. i am just getting familiar with this site also, and i will probably be visiting often. good luck to all.

    e=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 [/quote]
  13. by   Ronold
    Hello everyone. I'm ronald 20 yr old in a RN program at my local community college. Umm I have no kids, but I've been on my own since I was 19. I have 2 more semsters before i can take the NCLEX and start working. I find it hard to balance school, working 32 hours a week, and my relationship with my girlfriend. But everything has been going great with school.

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