Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 102

: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   MamaT
    Hi everone! My name is Theresa, been married to Rusty for 17 years. We have three kids, 12, 14 & 15, and my step-daughter is 20. I did medical transcription for 10 yrs out of my home, but carpal tunnel got me. My kids are old enough for me to go do more now, so I'm waiting to get into a local nursing program. It was kinda freaky going back to school at 38, but I adjusted quickly. I absolutely love school and can't wait to get into the meat of it all! Took a sign language course as a filler, and loved it so much I'm going to take all six quarters of it. Ya never know when you're gonna have a deaf patient, and I know some local kids I can work with in that area. My goal is to do hospice here in my hometown...there are not enough local people taking care of the local people. Love to cook/bake (chinese meals & creme horns are my favorites), and Rsu & I are very active musically on the church scene. Looking forward to making lots of friends here!

    On a side note, I am VERY frustrated right now. My first quarter taking prerecs, I pulled a 4.0. Even with Chemistry, which I never took in high school. Well, had to take another chem this quarter, different prof who talkes way above everyone's heads. I worked my butt off! As on all but one quiz, As on all but one lab, A on paper I had to write, and Bs on two midterms. Come time for final and I'm extremely sick. Missed help session before final, but went in early next day to get help from another prof. Still very sick when took final, trouble concentrating. Sinuses full, face and head pounding, can't quit coughing. Got a ******* 67.:angryfire I maybe could have lived with that if it weren't for my final grade...78.1. 1.9 away from a B.:angryfire Not good, especially when this week when all grades are in system, they pull by GPA to fill the 2-3 spots that have come open for the Fall nursing class. I know I got As in my other classes, so this just really bites! I guess I need to quit expecting perfection (yet still strive for it). I'm on a time restraint, though. BVR is paying for my school and BWC is paying my wages for 3 yrs while I'm in school...that gave me a year for prerecs & 2 for nursing...assuming I got in Fall quarter of 2nd year.

    Sorry...just needed to vent a little.

    Can't figure out how to set permanent signature...have the box checked to allow them, but see nowhere to put mine in. Help?

    ~T:Melody:

    Blessings are like hugs from God...counting your blessings is like hugging God back!
    Last edit by MamaT on Mar 21, '05 : Reason: Addition
  2. by   jb102
    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?
    i am almost 20, soph, and i just got into niu's nursing program!! i'm new on this thing, but i have been reading it for a while. i can't wait to be done with college!!
  3. by   Tweege
    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?
    hi love-a-nurse,
    i'm suzank, 41(soon to be 42/ 4-3) glad to know i'm not the only starting this phase of life on a new path. our children are about the same age. i have 3 sons, 21, 18,13. nice to meet you, and hope all goes well with you. i am waiting on my acceptance letter!!! should know by next week. see ya
  4. by   Tweege
    Quote from MamaT
    Hi everone! My name is Theresa, been married to Rusty for 17 years. We have three kids, 12, 14 & 15, and my step-daughter is 20. I did medical transcription for 10 yrs out of my home, but carpal tunnel got me. My kids are old enough for me to go do more now, so I'm waiting to get into a local nursing program. It was kinda freaky going back to school at 38, but I adjusted quickly. I absolutely love school and can't wait to get into the meat of it all! Took a sign language course as a filler, and loved it so much I'm going to take all six quarters of it. Ya never know when you're gonna have a deaf patient, and I know some local kids I can work with in that area. My goal is to do hospice here in my hometown...there are not enough local people taking care of the local people. Love to cook/bake (chinese meals & creme horns are my favorites), and Rsu & I are very active musically on the church scene. Looking forward to making lots of friends here!

    On a side note, I am VERY frustrated right now. My first quarter taking prerecs, I pulled a 4.0. Even with Chemistry, which I never took in high school. Well, had to take another chem this quarter, different prof who talkes way above everyone's heads. I worked my butt off! As on all but one quiz, As on all but one lab, A on paper I had to write, and Bs on two midterms. Come time for final and I'm extremely sick. Missed help session before final, but went in early next day to get help from another prof. Still very sick when took final, trouble concentrating. Sinuses full, face and head pounding, can't quit coughing. Got a ******* 67.:angryfire I maybe could have lived with that if it weren't for my final grade...78.1. 1.9 away from a B.:angryfire Not good, especially when this week when all grades are in system, they pull by GPA to fill the 2-3 spots that have come open for the Fall nursing class. I know I got As in my other classes, so this just really bites! I guess I need to quit expecting perfection (yet still strive for it). I'm on a time restraint, though. BVR is paying for my school and BWC is paying my wages for 3 yrs while I'm in school...that gave me a year for prerecs & 2 for nursing...assuming I got in Fall quarter of 2nd year.

    Sorry...just needed to vent a little.

    Can't figure out how to set permanent signature...have the box checked to allow them, but see nowhere to put mine in. Help?

    ~T:Melody:

    Blessings are like hugs from God...counting your blessings is like hugging God back!
    Mama T
    I like the church music scene myself. I sing on our praise team. Keep singin' His song!!!
  5. by   Alicia18
    Hi, I'm Alicia, I'm 18, and I'm currently juggling a CNA job at a local nursing home/retirement home with high school -- thank goodness my Mom takes the time and patience to homeschool me, or I wouldn't be able to do it!
    I hope to start the prerequsites for a nursing program at Franciscan University in the fall of 2005. I'm really excited -- it's so close!
    Hope to get to know you all better once I'm actually a nursing student and can "get" what you're talking about!
  6. by   ABC'S DAD
    Quote from MamaT
    Hi everone! My name is Theresa, been married to Rusty for 17 years. We have three kids, 12, 14 & 15, and my step-daughter is 20. I did medical transcription for 10 yrs out of my home, but carpal tunnel got me. My kids are old enough for me to go do more now, so I'm waiting to get into a local nursing program. It was kinda freaky going back to school at 38, but I adjusted quickly. I absolutely love school and can't wait to get into the meat of it all! Took a sign language course as a filler, and loved it so much I'm going to take all six quarters of it. Ya never know when you're gonna have a deaf patient, and I know some local kids I can work with in that area. My goal is to do hospice here in my hometown...there are not enough local people taking care of the local people. Love to cook/bake (chinese meals & creme horns are my favorites), and Rsu & I are very active musically on the church scene. Looking forward to making lots of friends here!

    On a side note, I am VERY frustrated right now. My first quarter taking prerecs, I pulled a 4.0. Even with Chemistry, which I never took in high school. Well, had to take another chem this quarter, different prof who talkes way above everyone's heads. I worked my butt off! As on all but one quiz, As on all but one lab, A on paper I had to write, and Bs on two midterms. Come time for final and I'm extremely sick. Missed help session before final, but went in early next day to get help from another prof. Still very sick when took final, trouble concentrating. Sinuses full, face and head pounding, can't quit coughing. Got a ******* 67.:angryfire I maybe could have lived with that if it weren't for my final grade...78.1. 1.9 away from a B.:angryfire Not good, especially when this week when all grades are in system, they pull by GPA to fill the 2-3 spots that have come open for the Fall nursing class. I know I got As in my other classes, so this just really bites! I guess I need to quit expecting perfection (yet still strive for it). I'm on a time restraint, though. BVR is paying for my school and BWC is paying my wages for 3 yrs while I'm in school...that gave me a year for prerecs & 2 for nursing...assuming I got in Fall quarter of 2nd year.

    Sorry...just needed to vent a little.

    Can't figure out how to set permanent signature...have the box checked to allow them, but see nowhere to put mine in. Help?

    ~T:Melody:

    Blessings are like hugs from God...counting your blessings is like hugging God back!
    What are BVR and BWC?
  7. by   MamaT
    Quote from ABC'S DAD
    What are BVR and BWC?
    Sorry about that...Bureau of Vocational Rehab (since I technically have a disability, unresolved carpal tunnel symptoms, they provide education...I think every state has it, and it's a wonderful program for those with disabilities trying to get back into the work force)...Bureau of Worker's Compensation.
  8. by   ndsweetheart
    Hi everyone-
    I am Leah and I am 30. I am a senior in a BSN program and will graduate in May 2005. I have been married for 5 years and have a 9 month old daughter. I am currently doing my leadership & management clinical rotation as well as Critical Care. I am doing 2 8-hour shifts (11pm-7am) in the ED this weekend.
    I am very eager to be done with school. I will be working full-time on the OB floor after graduation. I am pretty excited about it. I am also kinda nervous as this is a career switch for me and it may be hard to make the transition.
    I have been reading postings on here for awhile and have posted a few times.
    Just looking to connect with other new nurses!
    Thanks!
  9. by   princess21
    I'm 21 and a new nursing student in the LVN/LPN program. I start clinicals next week and I am so scared.
  10. by   smile123
    Quote from princess21
    I'm 21 and a new nursing student in the LVN/LPN program. I start clinicals next week and I am so scared.
    Don't worry. The instructors are not going to let you do anything that would jeopardize a patient's safety! Plus, you'll get time to practice your skills. Be confident! You'll do fine!

    Smile123
  11. by   ShawnetteRN05
    hi everyone,
    I'm Shawnette, I'm 23 married for nearly two years and I have a 6 month old. I am in a BSN program and I graduate in may... :hatparty:
  12. by   justpeachyo
    Hey!!

    My name is Ashley, I am just finishing my first year as a nursing student. I'm new here - just thought I would say HI!
  13. by   daisywill
    Hello my name is T. I am a second semester junior. I am 21 years old and I am looking forward to my senior year fall 2005. :angel2:

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