Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 104

: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   laurenjarrod
    Hi,
    My name is Lauren and I am 26. I am married with 2 children ages 6 and 3. I am currently in my second semester of a 4 semester program.
  2. by   soontobe_RN
    Hello, everyone! My name is Jennifer(almost 26y/o). I am happily married to a very supportive man named Ben. We have 2 wonderful young sons together. Erick is 5y/o and Nathaniel is 2y/o. I will be starting my first semester of clinical this Aug.(05). I have been in college for the past 4 years part time taking all the prerequisites for the RN program. I love nursing!! and I can't wait untill classes start. However, I am very nervous, as well. If anyone has a word of advice, you can e-mail me at
    love-beinga-mom@comcast.net
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer
  3. by   nursemelanie
    Hello, my name is Melanie. I am 30yrs old, I am married and we have a 5 yr old son. I have been going to school for the past 2 yrs getting prereqs out of the way and just found out today that I was accepted to one of the two schools I applied to. I am so excited even though it is the school that I am hoping I don't end up at. Just knowing that I am in no matter what. YEAH!!!!!!!!
    I have been waiting and working hard for this. I have a wonderful friend who is currently in the nursing program (1st semester) and says that it is hard but don't give up. Everybody we have talked to says that by far the 1st semester is the hardest, just persevere. Yeah , I'm in.
    PS: I love this site
    Melanie
  4. by   dml
    Hello: I am 54 and am just getting ready to begin clinical in the first year
    of PN. It has been challenging but well worth it. I passed the pharmacology
    and am thrilled.
    DML :Melody:
  5. by   leogoat
    Quote from dml
    Hello: I am 54 and am just getting ready to begin clinical in the first year
    of PN. It has been challenging but well worth it. I passed the pharmacology
    and am thrilled.
    DML :Melody:

    It's great to find someone else around 50 just getting into nursing. Where are you going to school? I'm starting the 2-year BSN at Johns Hopkins in Sept. after 2 years of prerequisites. This is a career change from graphic design. What have you been doing prior to this?
    Nancy

  6. by   ARNPsomeday
    Quote from dml
    Hello: I am 54 and am just getting ready to begin clinical in the first year
    of PN. It has been challenging but well worth it. I passed the pharmacology
    and am thrilled.
    DML :Melody:
    You are ADMIRABLE! Congratulations, dml. I can imagine how hard it must be. I just finished my first clinicals and am 45. More power to you!
  7. by   meintheUSA
    Hello, I am 52 and just passed the testing for CNA in my state... Never thought I would be studying again at my age, but you CAN teach an old dog new tricks...LOL.... Take care and luck to all..
  8. by   docmarko
    Quote from dml
    Hello: I am 54 and am just getting ready to begin clinical in the first year
    of PN. It has been challenging but well worth it. I passed the pharmacology
    and am thrilled.
    DML :Melody:


    Pharmacology is tough but it was a great course. Does your pharm course offer you the opportunity to take the NAPNES exam once you pass your state boards? Just curious.

    Jacki
  9. by   dml
    Quote from docmarko
    Pharmacology is tough but it was a great course. Does your pharm course offer you the opportunity to take the NAPNES exam once you pass your state boards? Just curious.

    Jacki
    I don't think so. I believe you still have to take required courses before
    you can bridge.
  10. by   floridamom1979
    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Carla and I am a 25 year old college student with three beautiful children with a loving fiance'. I am currently taking my pre reqs in order to get accepted in to the nursing program. I am hoping to get accepted in to the program by the next enrollment date. My ultimate goal is to work toward my MSN and hopefully teach a nursing class or branch off into either Forensic Nursing or become a CRNA .
  11. by   rn2binca
    hello everyone!

    i am finishing up my 2nd semester in an adn program. almost halfway there!

    i am mom to 3, ages 10 8 and 7 and married to a great man for the last 11 yrs. i am so fortunate to have so much family support because getting through school is tough.

    i also work in a neonatal unit as a student nurse extern and it is my passion in nursing. i love every moment i am working. clinicals are another story altogether.

    can someone help me set up an avatar?? i couldn't figure out how to do it.

    thanks,
    tracy (rn2binca)
  12. by   Sue7573
    Hi all I am 31 mother of two. 9 year old baseball player and 5 year old princess tom boy. I love the kids with all my heart my son, at 6 asked me how come I never went to college. I told him I don't know I just never wanted to go. I was working full time at a nursing home and pretty much loved my job. I never put much thought into doing any thing else. The more I thought of him asking how come I didn't go, the more I wanted to go. To something more.

    My 5 year old, not in school yet doesn't like the idea because I am not at home with her everyday but can't wait till I can work on her boo-boos that is what she said yesterday.

    I have always wanted to be a nurse, sometimes I question if I can endure. I know I can.

    I want to make a difference in nursing. I want the "they's" to know I was there. "They are the ones that make the rules" "They are the ones that jack up the price of tylenol" "They are the ones that limit the amount of briefs that can be used in a given shift" "They are the ones that tell the resident that he/she can't get the meds they need on current priscription plan causing outragous out of pocket expense.

    Any way I like this site and I look forward to coming back more often.

    Sue
  13. by   Tweege
    hi,
    i think the only way you can set up an avatar is to become a premium member. i just joined yesterday and was able to set it up.

    Quote from rn2binca
    hello everyone!

    i am finishing up my 2nd semester in an adn program. almost halfway there!

    i am mom to 3, ages 10 8 and 7 and married to a great man for the last 11 yrs. i am so fortunate to have so much family support because getting through school is tough.

    i also work in a neonatal unit as a student nurse extern and it is my passion in nursing. i love every moment i am working. clinicals are another story altogether.

    can someone help me set up an avatar?? i couldn't figure out how to do it.

    thanks,
    tracy (rn2binca)

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